Family law covers many areas of law such as Separation Agreements, Divorce and Mediation, Child Support and Custody, Adoptions and even Domestic Violence issues. The complexity of laws and guidelines associated with these issues can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming for almost anyone. It is during this time that you need a trusted, competent attorney to guide you through a difficult, highly emotional time in your life. Our Charlotte Divorce attorneys are prepared to fight for you!
Even though North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state, you must have been separated for at least one year before petitioning the court for a divorce judgment. It is strongly advised that you seek the assistance of a divorce attorney as soon as possible to make sure you are receiving the protection you need during this time.
Divorce & Mediation
North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state meaning that anyone can seek a divorce without cause. However, there are other issues which come from this action that will need to be resolved such as equitable distribution of assets and debts, alimony (spousal support), as well as child custody and support if children are involved.
Child Custody and Support
Two types of child custody are granted in North Carolina; physical custody and legal custody.
Physical custody concerns the decision of where the child or children physically reside. Each situation is unique and based upon a family’s needs and circumstances.
Legal custody determines which parent makes the everyday decisions for the child or children without having to seek consent from the non-custodial parent. Child custody laws can be extremely confusing, especially considering the needs and best interests of all parties involved.
An experienced family law and divorce attorney will help guide you in choices you may face that are in the best legal interests for you and your family during this trying time.
I worked with David Sherman on my divorce. As you can imagine, getting a divorce is very stressful and there are a lot of legal terms that can confuse the process. David and his team at Hands Law were great. They explained every step of the process and gave really good advice to make sure I was protected. David was quick to provide advice and answers. The folks at Hands Law will literally hold your hand through the entire process.Jim M.
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