North Carolina Separation Agreement Attorney
North Carolina divorce statutes include a provision that states for an absolute divorce to be granted, a couple must be legally separated for a period of one year. In these cases, a separation agreement is a necessity. These agreements should be drafted immediately upon separation, or immediately before.
Separation agreements deal with the same issues as a divorce agreement would. These matters include child custody and support, spousal support, and property division. In many cases, couples can agree upon all, or some of these issues, though in other cases, there may be disputes which may result in the court making the decisions.
Regardless of whether you and your spouse agree on the terms of separation, you should be working closely with a skilled family law attorney. If you and your spouse agree on most terms, you may only need an attorney at the beginning of the process to understand your rights, and at the end of the process to draft the final agreement. Residents in Cumberland County should contact the Thomas Law Firm in Fayetteville, NC for all your settlement agreement questions.