Dear ferkel:

Greetings. Post separation support and alimony both end when you begin to cohabitate with a member of the opposite sex.

The length of payment for alimony and post separation support depends on the situation and circumstances of the marriage.

Please read about the basis for alimony on our website and let me know if you have any more questions or if you need me to copy the link in a post for you. Thank you.

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

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


How long does postseparation have to be paid after legal separation, and not legally divorced?

I am cohabitating with someone, when I return to court for divorce can the co-habitant’s incomed be used in calculation of alimony, and child support?

How long does alimony have to be paid?

What criteria is included in calculating and being elgible for alimony?