Our Attorneys Assist with Legal Separation in North Carolina
Experienced Fayetteville family law attorneys provide guidance with Legal Separation
Spouses typically have an extended period of separation before they get divorced. It is important to address your rights and responsibilities during this time period. In North Carolina, you may be considered “legally separated” when you are physically separated with at least one spouse having the intent to end the marital relationship. A Separation and Property Settlement Agreement can be extremely helpful during this time period. A Separation Agreement is a private contract which can resolve your legal issues while you are waiting for the one year time period to elapse before you can file for divorce. The agreement can address issues including:
- Asset and property division. Dividing the marital property can be an emotional and complicated process. Assets and debts must be identified, classified, valued and divided. A knowledgeable attorney can make this process easier.
- Payment of marital debts. Many couples owe money on their home, their cars or credit cards. Our attorneys help you divided these debts as well as other loans fairly and equitably.
- Spousal support. Depending on the financial circumstances of each spouse, support may be negotiated.
- Child custody. Determining where children should live, who should make decisions about their lives and when relatives can visit them is often an emotionally fraught process. Our attorneys work to reduce the conflict surrounding these issues and come to an agreement that is best for the children.
- Child support. Both parents are expected to contribute to the costs of raising their children. This often means that one parent must make payments to the other. Our attorneys help to negotiate payments that are fair and beneficial for your children.
An experienced attorney at Devan & Null PLLC helps you negotiate a fair separation agreement.
Reasons to choose legal separation
While separation and divorce are similar in some ways, the marriage is not ended in a legal separation. For some couples, this is the best option for their situation. Reasons to choose a separation over a complete dissolution of a marriage include:
- Personal or religious beliefs
- Financial concerns
- Medical benefits
- Chance for reconciliation
The North Carolina attorneys at Devan & Null PLLC help our clients make the right choices for their individual circumstances.
Contact a Fayetteville legal separation attorney today.
To learn more about your alternatives in North Carolina, call Devan & Null PLLC at 910-745-6645 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation.