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Charlotte Alimony Lawyer

The court does not outline a formula to calculate alimony. Instead, a judge's ruling or negotiations will decide alimony matters. I am Mary V. Carrigan, a family law attorney in North Carolina with almost 30 years of legal experience.

I help divorcing men and women with family law issues and alimony matters in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. I will educate you about how family law in North Carolina applies to your divorce case and work closely with you to develop a strategy for achieving your alimony goals.

Mecklenburg County Temporary Support Lawyer

An alimony award generally is not finalized until all assets and liabilities are divided. A man or woman can receive postseparation support temporarily until property division matters and alimony are finalized. I can help you secure temporary support before a final alimony judgment is made or negotiations are settled.

Alimony For Men And Women

Alimony laws are gender-neutral. Many divorcing men in North Carolina incorrectly assume that alimony will be unavailable to them, but women are increasingly being ordered to pay alimony if they earned more during the marriage. I will ensure that you understand your rights or obligations, and I will advocate on behalf of your interests.

Negotiating Alimony

A judge will consider several factors when awarding alimony, including the incomes and expenses of each party, the length of the marriage, the careers of each spouse and marital grounds of fault. Because fault can be a consideration, a judge can factor in evidence of infidelity, abuse and other marital faults when ruling on alimony matters.

It is difficult to anticipate how judges will decide the amount and duration of alimony payments. I can represent you through a mediation process to negotiate alimony terms and mitigate the uncertainty of a judge's ruling. I will use my extensive knowledge and experience as a guideline to determine a reasonable range to settle for during negotiations. I also have considerable trial experience.

Decades Of Experience Handling Alimony Matters In Charlotte, North Carolina

I offer a one-hour initial consultation to discuss your family law matters for a flat fee of $100. To learn more information and develop a strategy, contact my law office, Mary V. Carrigan, Attorney at Law, at 704-333-8855 to speak with a Charlotte alimony lawyer.

The law office of Mary V. Carrigan, Attorney at Law, provides legal representation for clients with family law matters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and throughout the surrounding area, including Mecklenburg County, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius, Pineville, Matthews and Ballantyne, North Carolina.


Mary V. Carrigan, Attorney at Law
435 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-333-8855
Fax: 704-331-0773
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