Family Law

Huntersville Family Law Attorney

Addressing Your Family’s Unique Needs & Goals

The last thing you need to worry about during a family law conflict is the stress that comes with trying to find good legal counsel. You deserve someone who will passionately defend your rights and those of your family, and I will do just that. At David Self Law, PLLC in Huntersville, I represent clients in North Carolina in a range of family law matters. When you’re the parent of minor children and your marriage ends, custody and support need to be taken into consideration, and you need a skilled family law attorney who is experienced enough to handle every possible situation. I know that family matters and offer strong advocacy designed to help you and your loved ones move forward.

To find out more about my firm and how I can help, call (980) 223-3340.

Support through the Most Complex Family Law Matters

In North Carolina, “absolute divorce” refers to a judge’s written court order granting divorce without either party having to allege fault by the other. In an absolute divorce, the couple must have been separated for at least a year, and one of the spouses had to have resided in the state for at least six months. But couples may also allege fault based on several grounds, including incurable insanity, abandonment, and cruel treatment.

Whether you seek a simple, uncontested divorce or will need to battle your spouse in court, I can help you through every step of your divorce proceeding, to uphold your rights and protect your assets.

Our family law attoreny also represent clients in matters involving:

  • Same-sex divorce: North Carolina made same-sex marriage legal in 2014, and while some couples have been living together prior to the law being passed, North Carolina is not a common law marriage state, so even a committed relationship that lasted years before marriage legalization does not have official recognition in the state. When taking the marriage into consideration during divorce proceedings, only the date of the marriage certificate will be used.
  • Alimony: In some cases, after a marriage ends, payments can be ordered to a spouse who is unable to financially support themselves. While there are many factors that can affect alimony decisions, I can help you figure out what might best suit you if this circumstance applies, whether you are asked to pay or hope to receive spousal support.
  • Property division: North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, which means the court divides marital assets and debts based on what the judge believes to be fair. While “fair” does not always mean “equal,” I can assist you throughout this process to ensure the court has a fair accounting of assets, so their distribution is equitable.

Because Family Comes First

As a child of divorce, I understand that the process can be difficult and upsetting, especially for the children involved, but their welfare must be a priority. There are two types of custody: legal, which involves decision-making authority, and physical, which refers to where the child primarily resides, and it can be shared or awarded to one parent.

When parents can agree on both legal and physical custody terms, including a visitation schedule for the noncustodial parent, they can sign either a Separation Agreement or Parenting Agreement that they don’t have to file with the court or a Consent Order that must be filed in court and signed by a judge. If parents can’t reach an agreement, they are required under state law to try to resolve their differences through mediation before the case can be heard by a judge. North Carolina courts, like the courts of all states, make custody decisions based on what they determine to be in the best interests of the child. If custody is a contentious issue in your divorce, I’ll fight for your rights and those of your children.

Making a Difference with Trustworthy Counsel

Children need to be financially supported by their parents, even after they are no longer together. In North Carolina, child support is calculated based on income, days the children will spend in a parent’s custody, and other child-related expenses within the state. Adjustments can be made if calculations are incorrect or a parent is unable to afford the child support that was ordered by the court. With a consultation, I can more easily understand your case and help you figure out what would be in your best interests.

Call (980) 223-3340 to Schedule Your Consultation

My Huntersville family law attorney services are tailored to my clients’ needs. Because I can take on virtually any type of case in this field, I welcome your call or online case evaluation form so we can arrange a consultation. When we talk, you can ask me your questions and I will offer my experienced insight. My goal will be to help you make informed choices about your case, based on my knowledge and objective point of view.

Ready to get started? Contact my office today!

Commonly Asked Questions

How Does North Carolina Handle Property Division During a Divorce?

North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, meaning that during a divorce, marital assets and debts are divided by the court in a manner deemed fair, though not necessarily equal. This process involves a thorough accounting of assets to ensure their equitable distribution. Property division can significantly impact your future, which is why I conduct extensive investigations to identify all relevant assets and make sure nothing is overlooked. As your family law attorney, I can guide you through this process to strive for an outcome that respects your financial interests.

How Is Child Support Calculated in North Carolina?

Child support in North Carolina is calculated based on several factors, including each parent's income, the number of days the children will spend in each parent's custody, and other child-related expenses. The state has guidelines to make sure children receive adequate financial support from their parents, even after separation or divorce. If there are any discrepancies in the calculations or if a parent is unable to afford the ordered child support, adjustments can be made. I can assist you in understanding and navigating the child support process to ensure a fair outcome.

What Should I Know About Child Custody Laws in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. Furthermore, there are two types of custody: legal custody, which involves decision-making authority, and physical custody, which refers to where the child primarily resides. Custody can be shared or awarded to one parent. As your attorney, I can advocate for your rights and prioritize the welfare of your children throughout the custody process.

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Why David Self Law Is Different:

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  • Trustworthiness
    We are  dedicated to protecting your rights and the rights of your family, and we pride ourselves on creating long-lasting relationships with each of our clients.
  • Personalized Approach
    While we have numerous clients, our firm will always treat you as a priority. Family law is personal, and you’re not just a case number. We provide the individualized attention you deserve.
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    We are incredibly attentive and will answer you whenever you need us. No problem is too small.
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