1. Alimony Award Must Be Equitable

    The amount and duration of alimony to be awarded in any given case is determined by basic principles of fairness and justice. Specifically, North Carolina courts must consider the following sixteen factors: Marital misconduct by either spouse prior to the date of separation; Relative earnings and earning capacities of each...
  2. Who is entitled to Alimony?

    Only a dependent spouse is entitled to receive alimony. To be considered a dependent spouse there must be a showing of substantial dependence upon the other spouse for his or her maintenance and support. Substantially dependence means that a spouse will be unable to meet his or her needs in...

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John P. Fernandez | Child Custody and Divorce Lawyer | Raleigh, NCAttorney John Fernandez works with North Carolina individuals and families who need advice or representation in estate planning and administration matters. John provides an in-depth analysis of each client’s needs and works toward reducing estate taxes, avoiding probate and ensuring that health care decisions are handled appropriately. John helps individuals with modest and large estates achieve their goals.


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