Spousal Support And Maintaining Financial Independence
Research indicates that financial issues are the leading cause of stress in most marriages. And, indeed, they’re even more stressful during divorce proceedings. Men and women alike worry a great deal about how ending a marriage will impact their income. Without the assistance of a qualified divorce attorney, many spouses find themselves disadvantaged in the long term.
The legal team at The Patterson Law Office, PLLC, is committed to helping individuals maintain their financial independence during and after divorce proceedings. With offices in Charlotte, and serving throughout Mecklenburg County, we are skilled at facilitating all matters involving spousal support and alimony. Our aim in every case is to assert our clients’ interests and protect their rights.
Protecting Your Interests At Every Step
We pride ourselves in obtaining favorable legal outcomes for the individuals we represent, and are adept at reaching resolution in all concerns relating to spousal support, including:
- Post-separation support — During the period of separation, the dependent spouse may be eligible to obtain an order for post-separation support. This ensures the spouse will be able to maintain their standard of living until divorce proceedings are finalized.
- Alimony — North Carolina allows its courts to award alimony (also known as spousal support) to a dependent spouse upon divorce. Judges have broad discretion when it comes to deciding the amount of alimony to be paid, and the duration of payments. Our firm can help present the full scope of your needs, and ensure that all relevant factors are taken into the court’s determination.
- Heart balm claims — Ours is one of the few states where spouses can sue a third party for breaking up a marriage. Though technically different from spousal support, these actions — called “alienation of affection” claims or “criminal conversation” claims — can help wronged spouses ensure their financial independence.
Our practitioners understand the anxieties that come with divorce. And we know how confusing the legal system can be for those unfamiliar with it. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide top-quality representation to spouses entering proceedings. Whether through alimony proceedings or the process of asset division, we are committed to helping our clients obtain the best possible results.