Q: I am wanting to find out my options if I wanted to leave my husband. I have not worked since I believe 2014. I am trying
To get disability. I am in NC. I am wanting to know if I could get spousal support or alimony since I'm not able to work to be able to live on my own if I left.
A: First, a judge must determine that you are substantially financially dependent on your spouse. If the judge feels you are, they look at 16 factors to determine the duration and amount of monthly alimony payments. You can find the statute related to alimony here: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bysection/chapter_50/gs_50-16.3a.html
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