People in North Carolina with student loans may be struggling under significant debt burdens compared to borrowers just a decade earlier, and this can in turn put a strain on their marriage. Over the last 10 years, the average student loan balance has risen by 62% to $32,000. Furthermore, three times as many people owe upwards of $50,000 compared to 10 years ago.
A court in North Carolina may take several factors into consideration when determining how much a person will be required to pay in spousal support. This determination usually happens after a decision is made about property division and other financial elements of the divorce.