Divorce Lawyer Charlotte NC
Prior to doing anything or making a decision with long-term consequences, it makes sense to have all the facts, supported by good legal advice.
Rash actions resulting from being fed up may not be in your best interest and could actually make a bad situation worse. In divorce, moving forward without advance thought and planning is a recipe for future problems and possibly a more expensive process.
Even if your mind is made up, talking to a Charlotte divorce lawyer first is just flat out a good idea.
Contrary to what you might think, rarely is there such a thing as a “simple divorce.” Ending a marriage or even agreeing to child custody or support can be substantially more complicated than anticipated.
For example, under the NC family laws, married parties must be formally separated 12 months before they can legally file a Complaint for Divorce (a lawsuit in North Carolina). Living in separate rooms in the same household does not count.
“We believe good decisions are predicated in gathering information and doing your homework. It’s absolutely OK to meet with us, ask questions, and thereafter decide what to do, which may mean taking immediate action to protect your legal rights.”
– Bill Powers, Charlotte Divorce Attorney
That does not mean you are without options. While there are certain legal conditions for a divorce in North Carolina, there are also other legal protections to ensure your safety, your financial interests, and the well-being of your children.
We firmly believe it’s smart to act with a sense of purpose, direction, and to make a plan. Choosing what to file, and when, can be important strategic considerations, especially when relationships have broken down.
North Carolina is different than many other places in the United States in the area of family law. Even between different jurisdictions in N.C., there are local rules, common practices, and preferences involving visitation, joint or sole custody, and child support.
Indeed, it may be completely contrary to what you thought the law is, or what you think the NC family laws should be. The extraordinary amount of information available on the internet comes at a cost. It is not always accurate or applicable to the case at hand. As such, we encourage you, before doing anything, seek legal advice.
If you are in need of a Divorce Lawyer Charlotte NC for family law issues involving non-support (failure to pay child support) or violating an existing visitation order, you deserve legal representation from an attorney willing to take your case to court. It helps to have an attorney focused on courtroom advocacy, preparation, and tenacity.What Type of Cases to Charlotte Divorce Attorneys Handle?
While it’s a popular search term, “divorce lawyers” often handle many other things than simply filing for divorce. We believe the term “family law” or “family law attorneys” more appropriate, as we help people deal with family issues that are as varied and different as all the different types of family relationship out there.
Put simply, it’s complicated... just like our relationships with one another.
In fact, one of the most interesting aspects as a divorce lawyer Charlotte NC and our daily practice is how incredibly different cases can be from one another. If nothing else, our jobs are demanding, intellectually stimulating, and rarely boring. Helping people through difficult times is also incredibly fulfilling.
While many people may not realize it “Family Law” can encompass a tremendous amount of different types of legal issues including contracts, business valuation, home life, psychological problems, child rearing, schooling, substance abuse, and even criminal charges for domestic violence for things like assault and battery, communicating threats, and assault of a female.
A Charlotte divorce lawyer may be engaged in litigation involving disputes over Equitable Distribution and complex marital estates, taxes, and even the distribution of college investment accounts (529 education savings accounts). A family law attorney Charlotte NC may also work to resolve disputes over who gets the kids, how much is child support, and other problems associated with visitation or non-payment of support.
Still other divorce lawyers may focus more on contractual relationships associated with legal separation, working as collaborative lawyers on financial issues such as post-separation support (“PSS”), distribution of marital assets, and methods to avoid protracted litigation pending divorce.Courtroom Advocacy – Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Bill Powers
Our lawyers, led by senior firm attorney Bill Powers, are comfortable with litigation and courtroom advocacy. That does not mean we encourage going to court in every instance or legal dispute. In many if not most instances, protracted litigation is something better to be avoided. At the same time, there are instances when reasonable minds may differ, necessitating litigation. If something cannot be worked out through mediation, part of any negotiation must necessarily be backed up with a willingness to say, “We’ll see you in court.”
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