Experienced Separation Agreement Lawyers in North Carolina
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our North Carolina divorce attorneys explain to each of our clients, whether they are considering divorce and want to know their legal options, or are ready to move forward, that spouses must be separated for one year before they can file for divorce in the Tar Heel State.
To be considered separated from your spouse in North Carolina, both parties must live in different homes, and at least one party must intend that the separation is permanent.
No official paperwork is required for you to be considered separated from your spouse in North Carolina. However, as most married couples know, there are a lot of details to consider over the next 365 days. And, sometimes, you cannot simply take the other’s word that he or she will hold up their end of a verbal agreement.
This is where separation agreements play an essential role in preparing for the 366th day — when you can officially file for divorce.
Here is what our North Carolina residents need to know about their legal options during the mandatory divorce waiting period.
What Does a North Carolina Separation Agreement Accomplish?
North Carolina separation agreements can fulfill multiple objectives for divorcing couples.
First, the private contract will outline vital details to determine each person’s role and obligations during the separation, including decisions regarding property division, spousal support, and if they share minor children, child custody and child support.
Separation agreements may contain temporary arrangements during the year before they can proceed with the divorce, and/or lay the official groundwork for the final divorce decree.
Common factors outlined in a North Carolina separation agreement include:
- Whether one person will continue to live in the marital home.
- Which spouse is responsible for certain family expenses.
- Where the children will live and who is responsible for paying child support.
- Whether one spouse will pay alimony.
- How the property will be divided.
Separation agreements must be in writing, signed by both parties, and notarized to be legally binding.
Our skilled divorce attorneys and family law specialists in North Carolina help our clients 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.
Our experienced family law attorneys in North Carolina represent clients in the following legal matters:
- Alienation of Affection
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence Orders of Protection
- Father’s Rights
- Parental Relocation
- Property Division
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement
How Can the David W. Martin Law Group Help Me Prepare a Separation Agreement?
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our skilled family lawyers 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina Today
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our North Carolina family law attorneys are here to listen to the challenges associated with your separation, 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.