I live in wayne county. I have a question about the length of alimony that I can get. I spoke with an attorney that said half the length of the marriage was the standard and basically since I am not older or retired that’s all I will get. The basic facts are: I am 27, my husband is 29, I have been married for almost 7 years, my husband packed up is stuff and left after I found he was having an affair AGAIN, has refused to come back and work things out and he wants a divorce, we have no kids and he is the sole income earner. So, I think that I should be entitled to alimony until one of us dies or at least more than 3.5 years, since he is at fault and I do not want to separate and intended to be married to him until my death, but he has left me with no other options. Given the facts above is that possible under the law in NC to have alimony be ordered for life, or if he agrees to it in the separation agreement and its is made non-modifiable, will the court uphold it?