Depends on when the alimony was awarded (law changed on a particular date). Or on what the agreement provides if it was done by agreement. I strongly encourage you to sit down with a lawyer and get your questions answered after fully explaining your situation. Some lawyers offer a free consultation. Some lawyers, through the NC Lawyers Referral Service, offer a $30 consultation. Or, if you are in our area, come in and meet with us. You really need to get some advice that is specific to your situation.
Here is the Lawyer Referral Service website - ncbar.org/public/lrs/search.aspx
Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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