A Trusted Cabarrus County Alimony Attorney
When you and your spouse divorce, there are decisions to make that will have long-term impact on your quality of life. One thing North Carolina courts generally decide is whether you are required to provide your ex-spouse with monetary support, which is also known as alimony or spousal support. At The Law Office of Randell F. Hastings, Mr. Hastings’ 35 years of experience have given him a seasoned familiarity with North Carolina alimony law.
Alimony is one of the most frequently fought-over issues in divorce, and while North Carolina courts and lawyers strive to split marital assets equitably, equitable does not necessarily mean equal. The Law Office of Randell F. Hastings always strives to reach a fair agreement between our client and the opposing party.
Experienced in negotiating and litigating alimony agreements
North Carolina judges carefully appraise a couple’s length of marriage, their standard of living during the marriage, the relative income of each individual and the needs of each spouse when determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long it should continue. Mr. Hastings can help you convince the court that you need support and thus increase the chances that alimony will be awarded. Alternatively, he can work to convince the judge that your ex-spouse does not need spousal support or needs less than has been requested.
In North Carolina, there are four types of alimony agreements:
- Temporary alimony provides support during the divorce action. It may include attorney fees and relevant litigation costs.
- Rehabilitative alimony helps a dependent spouse become self-reliant and may end when an ex-spouse has found a job or has completed his or her education.
- Reimbursement alimony is awarded to the spouse who worked to support the family while the other spouse pursued professional training or career development. This type of alimony agreement may end or the amount paid may decrease once the spouse has been compensated.
- Permanent alimony is given to a spouse who is seriously ill or who has demonstrated economic need. This agreement can be modified due to changing financial needs or other circumstances.
Working for your peace of mind
Mr. Hastings represents clients who are seeking alimony as well as those who would be required to pay it. His clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to him for assistance when they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement. He can help you present evidence to the court about why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the alimony agreement.
Contact an assertive Concord alimony attorney.
Call the The Law Office of Randell F. Hastings at 704-786-4567 or contact the firm online to arrange your free initial consultation.