Greetings. Post separation support is similar to alimony, but it is temporary support paid until a final alimony trial can be held. Also, fault cannot be raised by the dependent spouse unless the supporting spouse raises it first in a post separation hearing.
You have already filed for alimony (apparently, but check with your attorney), so the divorce can come and your claim will survive the divorce. Once you file in court for alimony, you preserve your claim in the event of divorce. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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