Alimony

Caring North Carolina Alimony Attorneys Look Out for Your Best Interests

Dedicated lawyers seek fair spousal support arrangements for clients in the Durham area

When you and your spouse divorce, there are a number of decisions you must make that will have a long-term impact on your quality of life. One of the decisions the North Carolina courts generally make on behalf of those involved is whether or not one spouse must provide the other with monetary support, which is also known as alimony or spousal support. At Law Office of Cheri C. Patrick, our family law attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients in the Durham area and throughout North Carolina in divorce actions involving alimony. We understand the stress involved in any divorce and know that dealing with financial matters often makes the process even more difficult. Whether you are the recipient of support or must pay it, we offer compassionate counsel and tireless advocacy in guiding you toward a result that protects you and your family.

Compassionate North Carolina advocates assist with alimony negotiations and litigation

When determining whether or not alimony should be granted, how much should be awarded and for how long, judges weigh various factors, such as 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. Our lawyers advise clients on the types of alimony that are relevant to their divorce, which may include:

  • Temporary alimony. This type of alimony provides support during the divorce action, which may include attorney fees and relevant litigation costs.
  • Rehabilitative alimony. 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. This type of alimony is awarded to the spouse who worked to support the family while the other spouse pursued professional training or career development. It may end or the amount paid may decrease once the spouse has been compensated.
  • Permanent alimony. 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.

The alimony attorneys at Law Office of Cheri C. Patrick will provide a thorough examination of your and your spouse’s assets and abilities before designing a strategy that fits your case. Our aim is to make alimony negotiations and proceedings manageable and favorable for you.

Empathetic attorneys consider your financial needs and strive for your peace of mind

At Law Office of Cheri C. Patrick, our attorneys represent clients who are seeking alimony as well as those who will be required to pay it. Our clients are often concerned about whether they are required to pay alimony if their circumstances change. Others come to us if they are not receiving the alimony payments specified by the agreement. We can help you present evidence to the court as to why the amount you pay should be decreased or request that the court properly enforce the existing alimony agreement. Our goal is to ensure a fair result that protects your standard of living.

Contact compassionate North Carolina family law attorneys for alimony assistance

At Law Office of Cheri C. Patrick, in Durham, our attorneys are dedicated to working toward an equitable alimony result for the clients we represent throughout North Carolina. Call us at 919-794-7125 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a qualified attorney.