The order or agreement will specify what support, if any, one spouse will pay to the other.
One factor that courts use to determine whether the supporting spouse should pay the dependent spouse alimony is whether the supporting spouse committed adultery during the duration of the marriage.
Deciding that a marriage is over is difficult for any couple.
If the husband and wife have minor children, the agreement or court order will set forth arrangements regarding custody or visitation.
One may ask, what are the possible legal implications for a spouse who chooses to date after a legal separation? Therefore, as of 2006 “adultery” is no longer illegal in the State of North Carolina.
North Carolina used to consider adultery as a class 2 misdemeanor, and opened people up to criminal prosecution. However, adultery in a marriage can lead to some less than favorable results for an adulterous spouse.