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Wilmington Divorce Attorney For Women

Are You A Woman Thinking About (Or Ready To File For) Divorce, Or Have Been Served Divorce Papers And Looking For A North Carolina Divorce Law Firm That Understands The Burden Women May Face In A Divorce?

Look, We Know We're Not The Only Divorce Lawyers In North Carolina, And We Know You May Be Searching For The Right Attorney to Help You. We're Different. We Have Successfully Handled A LOT Of Women's Divorces, Probably Just Like Yours. We Do Not Complicate Cases For Extra Billing, Really Care, And Keep Our Focus on the Best Interests Of You & Your Family.

Why Choose Speaks Family Law Firm?

  • Highly Reviewed & Rated - 9.9 Superb rating on respected legal site AVVO. 5.0 rating on Google. Top-rated lawyer by Super Lawyers. See some of our client reviews below.
  • Proven Track Record of Success at Trial – While often the goal is to avoid trial, when we take a case to court, we are proud of our high success rate even when the odds are stacked against us.
  • Responsive – We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • No Case Is Too Difficult or Complex – This is where our firm’s experience and depth of knowledge come into play. No matter how difficult your case may seem, we fight for you and pursue your best results with tenacity.
  • Straight Shooters – You’ve made an important decision in your life. We respect you for that. You can count on us to give you the honest (sometimes hard) truth about what to expect on the road ahead so that you can be prepared in every way possible.
  • Because Your Family and Happiness Are at Stake – The smoother and fairer this process goes, the better the post-divorce interactions tend to be. This is better for the children (when applicable), you, and your ex-spouse.
  • Caring & Compassionate (truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what you’ve been through and care about your well-being. You are more than just a legal matter.
  • Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.
  • We Keep You Updated – We know transparency is important to you. We want you to know what’s happening with your case at all points in the process.

More and more commonly, women take primary provider roles in marriages, increasing the chances of Alimony, Child, and Spousal support being abused. Our experienced team can help you protect yourself and your hard-earned income from the grueling aspects of divorce.

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North Carolina couples must be separated for at least a year before they can end their marriage.

A separation agreement is one option that more recently married couples may want to consider. This legal document provides details about how settlement matters are to be handled. It may provide for custody, support, and alimony during the interim period before a divorce is accomplished.

When a couple has lived apart for more than a year, they may file paperwork to end their union. At least one party must have lived in North Carolina for at least six months before filing for divorce. Our divorce attorneys will take care of the many matters that must be resolved during this difficult and emotionally stressful time. We will work with you to provide you with the best possible outcome for your divorce.

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Child Custody

North Carolina strives to ensure that both parents have the right to time and custody of their child. While this is generally believed to be best for the child(ren), that is not always the case. Our firm will help you construct a case to ensure the best outcome for you and your child(ren).

Hiring our experienced Family Law Attorneys can help protect you and your reputation through a Divorce. We will help you transition to this new phase in your life as seamlessly as possible while fighting for you and your rights.

Aspects of Divorce & Family Law We Assist You With

Depending on whether children are involved, additional aspects of Divorce include the list below. Be comforted to know that we will never make any decisions on your case without ensuring you have the final word.

  • Grounds for divorce in North Carolina
  • Contested and uncontested divorce, including mediation
  • Separation agreements
  • Child Support and Enforcement
  • Protective and Restraining Orders
  • Custody and Paternity Issues
  • Name Changes
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adoptions
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Post-divorce actions (Modification, Contempt, and Amendments)
  • Appeals & Legislation

Hidden Assets

An unfortunate reality in divorce is, though you loved each other at one time, each spouse may not be as concerned about the well being of the other as they once were. This disinterest can lead to stowing away assets to reduce the amount of child support or maintenance granted. We will help track down assets and ensure you and your child(ren), if applicable, receive the support you are owed.

Equitable Distribution in North Carolina

North Carolina is a 50/50 distribution state. However, courts will consider an equitable division of property depending on what the court deems “fair.” Financial contribution can be considered when dividing marital property, which could be detrimental to you; for example, if you were a housewife. We work to ensure the property distribution is fair for both the primary earner and the secondary earner or dependent spouse.

Partner Abandonment After A Medical Diagnosis

Nationally, women are 6 times more likely to have divorce or separation filed on them after a significant medical diagnosis like cancer or multiple sclerosis. When you need the most support, you may be alone and unsure how to move forward. Speaks Family Law will help you get the support you need and ensure you get what is right in your divorce.

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Client Reviews– Speaks Family Law Firm

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Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

“He represents all his clients to the best of his ability regardless of the level of the case,” “there is nobody I would ever trust as much to represent me in the future,” “could not have been easier or more professional,” “Attorney Speaks represented my interests in court and got a result that was better than I expected,” “Mr. Speaks and his entire team went above and beyond to help me,” “You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable and caring attorney,” “These guys are the best there are if you need a good lawyer here he is,” “He took care of everything for me, I would highly recommend him if you are in need of legal representation,” “immediately after I got in touch with Speaks law firm and they set me up with a case team and an attorney,” “I have no words for the compassion, care, professionalism, kindness, and helpfulness,” “God bless them for their work and dedication,” “I have been very happy with the help and extra effort everyone has put forth,” “very kind, thorough and professional throughout the entire process.”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

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We understand that the divorce experience can differ greatly from person to person. Some people who come to see 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.

Our Location

We help families within or near the Wilmington Area.

Locally, clients come to us from Charlotte, New Hanover, Ogden, Murrayville, Bayshore, King’s Grant, Porter’s Neck, Wrightsville Beach, Myrtle Grove, Surf City, and others throughout the New Hanover area.

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We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Call our law office at (910) 769-7339 with questions and a description of your situation to see if we can assist or schedule a consultation. Or you may simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office, and you can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours of the same day. All information you share is confidential.

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