Alimony in NC

Dear Rusty:

Greetings. No, “” is incorrect. Marital fault is only an element of alimony. Now, when the dependent spouse committs adultery, that cuts off the right of the dependent spouse to obtain alimony. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I read on

“In North Carolina, alimony can be obtained only when the financially dependent spouse can demonstrate that the supporting spouse has committed marital fault.”

Now I am being told that the “marital fault” part is not true. Is it?

If so, what is “marital fault?”