Divorces can be stressful on all parties involved. The process for getting a divorce can be complicated, thus contacting a family law attorney can be imperative.
In the state of North Carolina, a couple can file for divorce after one year of living separate and apart. The stipulation of living separate and apart is generally satisfied when both spouses are residing in different households and have no intention of resuming marital relations. During this time, some parties elect to create a separation agreement to define how custody, spousal support, and other marital property will be divided prior to filing for divorce. Overall, it is important to address issues of custody, child support, spousal support, and other issues prior to filing for an absolute divorce. If these issues cannot be resolved, they will have to be decided in court. North Carolina is also an equitable distribution state. This means that the judge will be under the assumption that all property will be divided equally between parties; however, there are certain statutory factors, that if present will affect distribution. It is also important to note that once a divorce order has been entered, spouses are not eligible to claim rights to Equitable Distribution, Post-Separation Support, or Alimony. Therefore, it is key to contact an attorney to help in this process, because without them, you could be missing out on the opportunity to claim certain moneys.
If you or someone you know is seeking a divorce, contact a family law attorney at Blood Law today to schedule a consultation. Call Blood Law today in Union, County N.C at (704) 286-0570.