RECENTLY SEPARATED? WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Going through a divorce can be stressful, and Divorce begins with the first legal step – Separation from your spouse.

In order to file for divorce in North Carolina, you must be separated for at least one (1) year prior to the filing date. To fulfill the separation requirements, you must not only live separate and apart, but also cease any marital behavior and lead separate lives as much as possible.

Separation can raise a number of questions, including spousal support during the separation year, child custody, and child support. If you are considering separation, it’s important to meet with a family law and divorce attorney who can explain what to expect for the upcoming year. Our lawyers can help you plan every step of your divorce, starting with the day you and your spouse split up.

This is just the start of the legal process, and now is the time to protect your rights! Don’t wait for divorce to safeguard your assets, and establish custody of your children. Some things are just too important to put on hold.

Call us at (336) 379-0539 or contact us to schedule an in-depth consultation. With as little as one consultation, our skilled attorneys can help you develop a Separation Agreement to divide your property, establish alimony, determine child custody, or even govern communications between you and your spouse.