Getting a divorce in North Carolina is rarely as quick or easy as many people imagine. One way you can keep disputes from prolonging your divorce is to take advantage of mediation as a way to resolve your case before it reaches a courtroom. For more than 50 combined years, we have guided our clients through the North Carolina divorce process.
Before you can get a divorce in North Carolina, you and your spouse will need to reach an agreement on issues such as the following:
- Equitable division of property: Judges in North Carolina typically divide all assets and debts accumulated during the marriage 50-50. However, identifying marital property is not always a simple matter. Many assets such as businesses and real estate may have a marital property component, even if one spouse owned the asset prior to the marriage.
- Spousal Support: In North Carolina, spousal support or alimony is based on the economic needs of the recipient spouse and the ability of the supporting spouse to pay. Judges may consider a variety of factors in determining the amount of alimony and how long it should continue.
- Child custody and visitation: If you have children, parenting issues will need to be resolved before financial issues such as property division and alimony. Before you can appear before a judge to resolve issues such as marital property division, alimony and child custody, North Carolina courts will order mediation. We believe it is in your best interests to take advantage of mediation to settle a case. However, if mediation is unsuccessful, we are willing and able to represent you in court. Our attorneys will advise you based on many years of experience in the courtroom and out. We are fierce negotiators and are highly recommended by our previous clients.
Contact an Experienced Duplin County Divorce Attorney
If you have any questions or would like additional information about issues such as martial property division, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 910-296-1444 or complete the contact form and we will reach out to you. Se habla español.