What to Expect in Family Court – What You Need to Know About Divorce Court in Charlotte NC
It’s OK to be scared. That’s entirely normal. Being anxious about what will happen in family court is often related to not knowing what to expect.
An important part of legal representation for family law cases involves explaining things to clients. We want to make sure you understand your rights.
Over the years we’ve found good decisions are often predicated on having good information. Forget what you think the law says or what people may have told you about their experience in divorce court.
Divorce and Alimony Laws in NC
Family law clients are often surprised to learn how things really work. It’s not always a nightmare. It’s not always traumatic. It doesn’t have to be contentious.
“We’ll go through legal lingo, let you know your options, and provide sound legal advice. That’s what we do”
– Bill Powers, Charlotte Family Law
Going to court may seem like a daunting endeavor. Handling matters in court, going to trial, are second nature to the attorneys at Powers Law Firm PA.
Our legal opinions are formed by, at least in part, substantial trial experience in both civil court and criminal court.
We’re courtroom advocates, dedicated to courtroom skill, preparation, and hard work. We’ll stand literally side-by-side with you in court. You need not go it alone.
Know this about our legal system in North Carolina:
A lot of cases never go to trial. Many family law disputes are settled through mediation, collaborative law, and settlement agreements.
Indeed, you may not see the inside of a courtroom. Filing important paperwork and presenting matters in divorce court may, in appropriate circumstances, be handled through the lawyers and Judge.
It’s generally better to settle, if that’s possible. A lot depends on the nature of any legal dispute and as you likely realize, issues concerning divorce, who gets the kids (child custody), child support, and alimony may involve a fair amount of emotions.