Family Law – What Now?
Going through a divorce can be a difficult and painful process. Having an experienced attorney to counsel you and guide you through the process can make a difference.
In North Carolina, separation occurs the date that the husband and wife move into separate residences, with the intent to continue living apart. Legal separation is often a precursor toward divorce, as divorce can be obtained after on year and one day of separation in North Carolina.
Just as with divorce, husbands and wives seek to protect their interests and the best interests of their children. Hence, many couples consult with and hire attorneys to draft a Separation Agreement and Property Settlement or to obtain a Court Order that details rights and obligations regarding child support, child custody, division of property, and debt.
While a written agreement is not required to establish legal separation in North Carolina, forming a client-attorney relationship can provide you with legal advice that may prevent costly mistakes. Mr. Griffin can advise you whether to pursue a Court Order, Separation Agreement and Property Settlement, or Separation Contract.