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How will spousal support be determined in my divorce?

Spousal support can be one of the most significant concerns during a couple's divorce. Spousal support may be awarded to one spouse during the divorce process of may be agreed upon by the couple. Divorcing couples may wonder how spousal support is determined and what purpose it serves. Spousal support is intended to provide assistance to a lower-wage earning spouse or a spouse that did not work during the marriage and may have remained in the home to care for the household and children.

The family law system helps with a range of divorce concerns

This blog recently discussed alimony but alimony is just one of many concerns divorcing couples may have. The family law system provides a range of resources and help for divorcing couples to help them address their divorce-related concerns. Divorcing couples have many understandable concerns related to their children, their property, their finances and assets and other concerns.

Understanding alimony basics

Alimony is not awarded in all circumstances in North Carolina so it is helpful for couples to understand when alimony, sometimes referred to as spousal support, will be awarded. The purpose of alimony is to assist a non-wage earning or lower-wage earning spouse with the transition following divorce. In some circumstances, a spouse may have stayed at home to care for the household and children or contributed to the other spouse's career or education so alimony may be awarded to help that spouse become financially self-sufficient following a divorce.

North Carolina traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Drug charges carry serious consequences and penalties and should be responded to with a strong criminal defense strategy. In a North Carolina community east of the Statesville area, I man was recently arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop. The man was stopped for speeding but ended up facing multiple drug charges after police alleged they smelled the odor of marijuana in his vehicle.

The family law process is a resource for families

The family law process is designed to help families resolve a variety of issues that can come up related to their family and circumstances. Divorce, property division, child custody and child support are all issues that may be important to families. Divorce-related issues can be emotionally draining and challenging which is why the family law process serves as a resource to help guide couples and families towards positive outcomes for them.

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