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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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