Experienced Separation Agreement Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina

At the David W. Martin Law Group, our Charlotte divorce attorneys know that a separation agreement or other written document is not required for spouses to become legally separated in North Carolina.

To be considered separate from your spouse, you need to be living in different homes, and at least one of you needs to intend that the separation be permanent.

However, because spouses must be separated for one year before they can file for divorce, separation agreements can outline vital details for couples who are living apart to determine their next steps and the details of the dissolution, including property division, spousal support, and if there are children, child custody and support.

Our skilled divorce attorneys and family law specialists in Mecklenburg County help North Carolina residents determine which legal documents are necessary to begin pursuing life on their own and/or with their children, so they never have to fear the unknown.

When Am I Considered “Separated” from My Spouse in North Carolina?

To be considered separate from your spouse, you need to be living in different homes, and at least one of you needs to intend that the separation be permanent.

No official paperwork is required for you to be considered separate from your spouse in North Carolina.

Why Do I Need a North Carolina Separation Agreement?

A separation agreement is a private contract between spouses who are separated or plan to separate very soon.

A separation agreement includes agreed-upon terms dealing with various issues related to the separation, which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Which spouse is responsible for certain expenses
  • Whether one person will continue to live in the marital home
  • Where the children will live and who is responsible for paying child support, when applicable
  • How the property will be divided
  • Whether one spouse will pay alimony

Although a separation agreement is not required to be legally separated from your spouse, it can help resolve many of the legal issues that must be considered when ending a marriage in North Carolina.

When spouses can resolve the issues related to their divorce through a separation agreement, they may avoid the need to go to court by requesting that the separation agreement become part of their final divorce order.

Separation agreements must be in writing, signed by both parties, and notarized to be legally binding.

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Can a Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Help Me Prepare a Separation Agreement?

At the David W. Martin Law Group, our skilled family lawyers in Charlotte represent clients throughout North Carolina by thoughtfully and objectively assessing their cases to carefully plan and execute a legal strategy that is designed to reach their personal objectives.

We dedicate our legal skills and resources to ensure your separation objectives are aggressively pursued and your rights protected from the start.

Our highly trained Charlotte family lawyers offer personalized attention that ensures open and honest communication at every stage of your case, so your separation agreement leaves no detail to chance.

Contact Our Skilled Separation Agreement Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina Today

At the David W. Martin Law Group, our Charlotte family law attorneys are here to listen to your legal challenges, so we can outline all potential separation agreement strategies that will allow you to pursue the best outcome for your case.

Call us at 980-265-9724 today to discuss your case and get the help you need.

Our family law attorneys represent clients throughout North and South Carolina and have convenient offices on both sides of the border to help provide the legal guidance and strategies our clients need to move forward with their new lives with confidence.


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