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Can I Receive Alimony Even If I’m Working?

In Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

Alimony, or spousal support, is designed to provide financial support and stability for a spouse who has fewer resources than the other spouse. If alimony cannot be agreed to, it can become a highly contentious aspect of a divorce, especially as it is one of the few places that the court can actually consider a spouse’s marital misconduct, such as adultery. A jury can even be requested as to whether marital misconduct occurred. In short, alimony proceedings can be emotionally charged, even after the dust of trial has settled. Alimony Factors Account for Working Spouses North Carolina General Statute Section 50-16.3A governs alimony awards paid by a “supporting spouse” to a “dependent spouse”. Naturally, many supporting spouses do not want to pay alimony, and therefore want to fight an alimony …