Prior to doing anything or making a decision with long-term consequences, it makes sense to have all the facts, supported by good legal advice.
Rash actions resulting from being fed up may not be in your best interest and could actually make a bad situation worse. In divorce, moving forward without advance thought and planning is a recipe for future problems and possibly a more expensive process.
Even if your mind is made up, talking to a Charlotte divorce lawyer first is just flat out a good idea.
Contrary to what you might think, rarely is there such a thing as a “simple divorce.” Ending a marriage or even agreeing to child custody or support can be substantially more complicated than anticipated.
For example, under the NC family laws, married parties must be formally separated 12 months before they can legally file a Complaint for Divorce (a lawsuit in North Carolina). Living in separate rooms in the same household does not count.
“We believe good decisions are predicated in gathering information and doing your homework. It’s absolutely OK to meet with us, ask questions, and thereafter decide what to do, which may mean taking immediate action to protect your legal rights.”
– Bill Powers, Charlotte Divorce Attorney
That does not mean you are without options. While there are certain legal conditions for a divorce in North Carolina, there are also other legal protections to ensure your safety, your financial interests, and the well-being of your children.
We firmly believe it’s smart to act with a sense of purpose, direction, and to make a plan. Choosing what to file, and when, can be important strategic considerations, especially when relationships have broken down.
North Carolina is different than many other places in the United States in the area of family law. Even between different jurisdictions in N.C., there are local rules, common practices, and preferences involving visitation, joint or sole custody, and child support.
Indeed, it may be completely contrary to what you thought the law is, or what you think the NC family laws should be. The extraordinary amount of information available on the internet comes at a cost. It is not always accurate or applicable to the case at hand. As such, we encourage you, before doing anything, seek legal advice.
If you are in need of a Divorce Lawyer Charlotte NC for family law issues involving non-support (failure to pay child support) or violating an existing visitation order, you deserve legal representation from an attorney willing to take your case to court. It helps to have an attorney focused on courtroom advocacy, preparation, and tenacity.