Charlotte Divorce Lawyers
It’s normal to have questions if you’re considering a separation or divorce. Not knowing what to do or fully understand your legal rights in family law matters can be a tremendous source of frustration and anxiety. That’s entirely normal. If you’ve Googled, “Charlotte Divorce Attorneys,” we’re here to help.
Separation and divorce are clearly important, if not life-changing events. Before doing anything or making a rash decision, our Charlotte divorce attorneys encourage clients to consider all their options. There are times when people seeking legal representation for family law matters decide it’s better to work things out, seek marital counseling, and remain in an imperfect marriage.
“Beginning at the initial office consultation, our divorce lawyers make it clear that gathering information is not the same as running down to the courthouse and filing a Complaint for Divorce in North Carolina.”
– Bill Powers, Charlotte Family Law Attorney
And that’s OK.
As divorce lawyers, our job is to explain the NC family laws, the courts, and hopefully your legal options. Good decisions are often made easier when you possess good information. Many people considering a divorce fail to fully understand the full nature and consequences of the legal system. It can be tremendously expensive.
And frankly, a lot of the information out there, from well-meaning friends and family, about separation and divorce in North Carolina, is flat out wrong. What people think is “just” or “fair” and therefore should be the law, are often surprised at how differently things actually work in family court and what is the law.
Until sitting down and looking at the cold, hard facts, many people don’t realize how complicated their “marital estate” truly is. Even without children, child support, and child visitation issues, working through the financial aspects of a marital relationship can take time. Even determining what is a marital asset vs. personal asset can turn into a dispute.
Indeed, money problems are a common source of marital strife. Separation and divorce can be an emotional, traumatic, and mentally taxing endeavor. Our Charlotte divorce lawyers work hard to guide you through the process and provide sound legal advice, working to remove vitriol, anger, and pettiness from the process.
“Putting aside hard feelings, anger, and a desire for retribution is easier said than done. It’s imperative for divorce lawyers to avoid unnecessarily exacerbating an already difficult situation. Vitriol in courts is counterproductive and frankly, not in the best interests of the client. Whether we settle a matter after mediation or trial, we endeavor to be polite, yet zealous advocates for our clients and their rights.”
– Bill Powers, Charlotte Divorce Lawyer
Rarely is there such a thing as a “simple divorce.” Working through a tangle of assets, real estate, retirement plans, insurance, cars, house, and other financial assets subject to the NC divorce laws, is often more complicated than you may realize. Issues such as child custody, support, and valuation of business assets may further complicate the process.
Second, while the fault is generally not required to show grounds for divorce in North Carolina, many clients are surprised to learn the divorce laws in North Carolina require a substantial period of actual separation. Indeed, what constitutes a legal separation in North Carolina under the law often confounds people. Living in separate rooms in the house is not a legal separation in North Carolina.
Under the law, a divorce cannot be granted (except for certain limited and narrow circumstances) without a one year period of separation. That does NOT mean legal actions cannot be filed for post-separation support, child custody, visitation, domestic violence protective orders, or interim distributions.
That may be a lot to take in and fully comprehend. That’s yet another reason why our Charlotte divorce lawyers may help. We’ll sit down with you, understanding everything you tell us is entirely confidential and work through these family law issues with you. We want you to have the information necessary to make a good decision.
After speaking with us you decide to stay in the marriage, that’s fine. No one will know you consulted with our law firm or divorce attorneys in Charlotte NC. We’ll not pressure you to file a divorce lawsuit. We’re not going to be angry if our legal representation is limited to providing legal information and advice only.
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