Lincoln, Gaston and Catawba County Alimony Lawyers

Strong Representation for Your Position

Johnathan L Rhyne JrIt is not uncommon for the court to order one party to pay the other party alimony or spousal support during separation and divorce. Both the amount of alimony and the length of time that the alimony is awarded are at the court's discretion. North Carolina has a modified no-fault system and will typically award alimony if one party has been dependent on the other party for financial support. The amount will vary according to the situation. Some of the considerations are:

  • The length of your marriage
  • The income or income-earning potential of each party
  • The short-term and long-term financial obligations of each party
  • The financial needs of each party
  • Medical considerations including the ability to work

Because the judge has considerable flexibility in this matter, experienced and skilled legal representation is important.

AV* Rated Family Law Attorney

Johnathan Rhyne Jr. is the only North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Family Law within the 27B Judicial District (Lincoln and Cleveland Counties) and one of only two in the 27A Judicial District (Gaston County). What does this mean to you? It means that at The Jonas Law Firm, P.L.L.C., our AV* rated alimony attorney has 30 years of experience winning cases and helping people just like you.

Spousal Support Attorney for Post-Decree Support Modifications

After the divorce has been finalized and the alimony or spousal support determination has been made, things can change. Perhaps the paying spouse loses a job or gets a promotion with a significant salary increase. Or maybe one of you develops an illness and can no longer work. When your financial picture or that of your ex-spouse is altered significantly, we can go back to the court for a new alimony determination.

As your law firm, we would advocate strongly for your position on this matter.

Contact The Jonas Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

We welcome inquiries about collaborative law, mediation, arbitration and divorce and would be happy to help you. Please call 704-666-1210 to schedule an appointment or send our lawyers an e-mail to arrange for a consultation.

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