Traditionally, Courts have a reputation as being “Pro-Mom” in divorce cases involving children. While generally, fathers are winning 50/50 custody with their ex-spouse today, many fathers don’t want to leave the custody of their children to chance. Our North Carolina Family Lawyers understand the disposition of fathers and can help ensure the best outcome from your divorce.
A rare yet serious event that may take place in high-contention divorces is retaliation. Wilmington judges frown upon retaliation as uncooperative; however, it does not always deter the offending party from attempting it. Retaliation can come in the form of untrue allegations of marital misconduct and, in the most severe cases, misconduct against children of the marriage. This tactic can be severely detrimental to a divorce case, and unfortunately, it is often weaponized against men in the marriage when the other spouse feels scorned. Our experienced Family Lawyers will help clear your name and achieve the best outcome for your situation.
Certain aspects of divorce can be seen as harsher for men. Many men are either “sole earners” or the household's primary earner, subjecting them to harsher alimony/maintenance and split property rulings. North Carolina is a 50/50 distribution state, however, courts will take an equitable division of property into account depending on what the court deems “fair”.
Marriage in North Carolina automatically presumes the father of a child to be the mother’s husband, so long as there is no active paternity dispute, even if the couple was separated at the time of birth or conception. This makes things significantly easier for fathers fighting for custodial rights. Still, many fathers have to jump through hoops in some instances to ensure the best interest of their child(ren). In a worst-case scenario, fathers are denied their visitation rights. You can prepare for this by working with our experienced and bold team to protect your reputation and relationship with your child(ren).
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We understand that the divorce experience can differ greatly from person to person. Some people who come to us to discuss divorce are in the very early stages of contemplating a split while others may be reeling from unexpectedly being served with a summons and complaint for divorce by their spouse. Some may have an early inkling that their spouse is considering dissolving the marriage and want to educate themselves about the legal implications in advance. In other situations, both spouses may have known for years that divorce is the right option for them but have only recently decided that the timing is right.
We understand that people in different situations have different needs and concerns, and we help them find their way.
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