If you are currently considering divorce then you may have questions about how you will maintain your living conditions after separating from your spouse. This is a common concern because most couples rely on their joint incomes in order to make ends meet. Perhaps the first thing you should know is that North Carolina does not award spousal support, also called alimony, in every situation.
In fact, divorcing spouses seeking alimony must demonstrate that they have a substantial need of support. This is usually predicated on some manner of income dependency. A good example of this might be a stay-at-home spouse married to a partner who provided the couple's sole source of income over the course of many years.