Estate Planning Services Tailored To Meet Your Needs

Is marital fault or marital misconduct relevant to alimony and post separation support?

Yes, but not to a large degree. Prior to North Carolina law being amended in 1995, a spouse could not receive alimony unless the other spouse committed acts of marital misconduct. With the 1995 amendments, martial misconduct no longer is a prerequisite to alimony eligibility. Instead, the law now focuses on economic factors. Marital misconduct is now only a factor for the court’s consideration.

Call the Law Office of John P. Fernandez if you have questions or need legal representation in a family law matter. John Fernandez is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. The laws of North Carolina may differ from other states and no information contained herein should be considered legal advice.

About John Fernandez

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.


John P. Fernandez
Attorney at Law
9555 US Highway 15-501 North
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 601-5028

Estate Planning Services Tailored To Meet Your Needs

Copyright © 2018 John Fernandez Law. All rights reserved.   Disclaimers