Who is a “Dependent Spouse” and “Supporting Spouse” for North Carolina Post-Separation Support or Alimony Family Law Cases?
Post-separation support has been described as temporary alimony. It is financial support paid to a person from a spouse for a specific date or until alimony is determined. Post-separation support or alimony is not awarded in every case. Prior to determining if post-separation support or alimony can be awarded to a person, it must be […]
North Carolina does not require separation agreements for the husband and wife to be considered separated. Generally, however, the best way of outlining each spouse’s obligations is through a properly drafted separation agreement. Separation agreements can outline spousal support, alimony, child support, child custody, and child visitation, and can greatly reduce the expense generally associated […]
At its core, separation agreements and property settlement agreements are contracts. As such, Wake County courts have invalidated such agreements on the same grounds as other contracts might be invalidated under North Carolina law. If you are in need of having a separation agreement or property settlement agreement drafted or reviewed, contact the Wake County […]
The term “separation” has a particular legal meaning when related to marriages and divorces. Marital separation occurs when a husband and wife interrupt marital relations without an actual dissolution of the marriage. Without a valid premarital agreement or separation agreement, the obligations and rights that arise from the marriage remain unchanged. Only a divorce, written separation […]
After separation, many family law rights should be immediately asserted or else they may be lost or waived forever. Without a separation agreement or property settlement agreement, various rights and obligations may be unclear to the husband and wife, as well as to third parties. Occasionally, even with a separation agreement or property settlement agreement, […]
There are several legal effects of divorce that you should anticipate and prepare for, including name changes, impact on wills and estates, destruction of equitable distribution or alimony rights, and property rights. To speak with Raleigh family law attorney Karl S. Gwaltney about any of your divorce or family law questions, please call (919) 960-1545 […]