If you’re going through a divorce or separation in Western NC, finding a compassionate and experienced family law attorney is crucial. We understand that this can be stressful and emotional at the Law Office of Nathan Earwood. We’re here to provide the support you need.
What is A Domestic Separation?
In North Carolina, a domestic “separation” refers to the legal process by which a married couple decides to live apart and cease cohabitation. This is often a preliminary step towards divorce, but it does not legally dissolve the marriage. During the separation period, the couple may address issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. In order to be considered legally separated in North Carolina, the couple must live separate and apart with the intention of ending their marriage, and this separation must be continuous and uninterrupted for at least one year.
A Separation Agreement can resolve the issues of child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. We encourage all couples to have a valid and binding Separation Agreement either before separating or as soon as possible after the separation. For couples who were never married, a Parenting Agreement can only issues of custody and/or child support.
A separation agreement can also prevent the need for litigation and provide the parties with a determined outcome instead of leaving decisions to a Judge, not to mention save in attorney’s fees.
Our team is dedicated to providing skilled legal counsel, guidance, and empathy to our clients throughout the entire process. We know that every case is unique, and we work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and goals. As experienced family law attorneys in Western NC, we’re well-versed in the specific requirements for filing for divorce or separation in North Carolina.
In North Carolina, there are specific requirements for filing for divorce or separation:
- The couple must have lived apart for one year
- One party must have resided in North Carolina for six months prior to filing the action.
We’re committed to helping our clients navigate the complex legal system and achieve a fair and healthy outcome for their families. From filing the initial paperwork to negotiating a settlement, we provide comprehensive legal services to ensure our clients are well-represented and informed throughout the process.
Don’t face the challenges of divorce or separation alone. Contact the Law Office of Nathan Earwood today to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney in Western, NC. We’re here to help you move forward with confidence and peace of mind.