Spoual Support Questions

Is there any validity involved when an separation agreement is emailed to you? Is there a time frame that I have to respond to an emailed separation agreement which I do not agree with?

We have decided to sell the home. However, my spouse is expecting me to still pay the mortgage which is unreasonable. I will not be able to continue to pay the mortgage and prepare for a new place.

In addition, my spouse had my water manually cut off when officials stated there’s no reasons on file for an interruption. I had to get a plumber to come out to see what was wrong until I was told what actually had occurred.

How would I go about finding out if I will qualify for spousal support based on his VA income (100% Total and Permanent) to aid me in the basic necessities. Do I need to show cause for spousal support?

There is no time frame for when you must respond to a proposed separation agreement, whether it was emailed or mailed to you.

You may have a claim for postseparation support and alimony if you are the dependent spouse and he is the supporting spouse. His VA income will count as income for spousal support purposes.

There is no formula for alimony in NC, rather an alimony award is based on 16 statutory factors. For more information on alimony and these factors, check out our article Your Guide to Alimony.

You can also use our NC Alimony Calculator to give you an idea of what alimony could look like in your situation.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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