Among the different types of alimony, permanent alimony is typically paid until the remarriage of the dependent spouse, the death of the dependent spouse or supporting spouse, or until cohabitation by the dependent spouse. Here are eleven factors that may be considered when determining the structure of your alimony / spousal support situation.
11 Common Factors Considered for Permanent Alimony
The factors a court may consider in making an award of permanent alimony include:
- Marital misconduct (i.e. an affair, domestic violence, emotional abuse,etc.)
- Age and health of the parties
- Duration of the marriage
- Contribution of one spouse to the career of the other
- Earning potential of the parties
- Parties standard of living during the marriage
- Education of the parties
- Needs of the parties
- Assets and liabilities of the parties
- Contribution of one spouse as a homemaker
- Property of the parties
Cover Your Bases with an Experienced Alimony Attorney
With so many different factors involved in the alimony ruling — a decision that can affect you for years upon years — it’s important to make sure all aspects are properly considered. An experienced NC alimony lawyer can help ensure a reasonable alimony agreement.
Contact the NC alimony attorneys of Alexander & Doyle, P.A. today.