Divorce, child custody, and adoption can be very stressful. Let us help to protect what’s most important to you.
For more than a combined 50 years, the attorneys of Smith and Blizzard, P.A. have helped families protect their relationships, their finances and their emotions when dealing with issues such as divorce, child custody, child support and post-divorce modifications. In dealing with a legal issue involving your family, it’s important to keep your relationships as intact as possible, especially when children are involved. We know these situations can be stressful. Our attorneys have a strong presence in the court room and a high success rate. Our top priority is to protect the things and people most valuable to you. Some commons areas of family law are listed below.
- Divorce: Getting a divorce in North Carolina is rarely as quick or easy as many people imagine. We can help you obtain temporary support while we work to resolve financial issues such as marital property division and alimony.
- Child custody and visitation: If you have children, North Carolina courts will put their interests first in resolving any disputes over how you will co-parent your children.
- Child support: In North Carolina, child support is determined by a formula that considers factors such as the incomes of both parents and your child custody arrangement. Child support can be changed after divorce if your circumstances change.
- Adoption: We represent stepparents, grandparents, foster parents and others who wish to adopt children in eastern North Carolina. Before an adoption can take place, the parental rights of the biological parent must be fully terminated.
- Child protection: If your children have been removed from your home due to alleged neglect or abuse, we will work to help you get them back. We handle child protection and adoption referrals from the North Carolina Division of Social Services in addition to representing clients in family law cases. She is highly respected in her field and specialize in all family law issues.