Dividing Property: Will the Court Consider Alimony or Child Support?

In determining how to divide your marital property (meaning assets and debts acquired during the marriage), the court will not take into consideration alimony or child support obligations related to your spouse; however, the court may consider support obligations arising from a prior marriage. Further, after property distribution has been decided, either you or your spouse may request that alimony or child support be modified. The court will then determine whether alimony or child support should be modified based on a change in circumstances.

See North Carolina General Statutes Section 50-20(c)(2) and (f) for more information, and schedule a consult with a family law attorney to see how this affects your divorce case.

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