It depends on whether you could qualify as a dependant spouse under the alimony statute. (See NC General Statute 50-16.3A(a).) A dependent spouse would be awarded alimony if the court determined it would be “equitable after considering all relevant factors”.
If you fit the definition of a dependant spouse, the amount and duration of support are determined, in part, based on the needs of the dependent spouse and the ability of the supporting spouse to pay.
You mentioned your spouse’s income/earnings- The court would only use actual income/earnings to determine support, unless you were able to demonstrate that your spouse was acting in bad faith or otherwise trying to avoid paying support.
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