Post Separation Support

You should contact the clerks office or the family court office in the county where you live and ask them to assist you in putting the issue of alimony on the court calendar to be heard. This issue can be heard separate from Equitable Distribution, however it is generally done after.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

Charlotte Office
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
Main Fax: (704) 9343.0044

Durham & Chapel Hill Office
1829 East Franklin Street
Building 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 321.0780


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My ex-spouse was awarded PSS at our child support hearing. I do not believe she should be awarded alimony because of marital fault and other reasons pursuant to the 16 enumerated factors. I do believe I prevail on this issue.

I would like to have PSS terminated or resolved with finality.

Question: How do I go about setting the PSS/Alimony issue for hearing/mediation? I was led to believe it would be addressed at equittable distribution. Is PSS/Alimony a severable and separate issue for hearing?

Thank you for your reply and insight!

[aside: thank you and i commend you all for the eduacation and assistance you so graciously provide the public. you are make]