Alimony & Spousal Support
in North Carolina
What is Alimony in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, alimony, also known as spousal support, refers to financial support paid by one spouse to the other during or after a divorce or separation. The purpose of spousal support is to help the dependent spouse maintain a similar standard of living enjoyed during the marriage or to assist in their financial transition to becoming self-supporting. The amount and duration of spousal support in North Carolina are determined based on factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse’s financial resources and earning capacity, and any marital misconduct.