Separation Agreements

Huntersville Separation Agreement Lawyer

Legal Separation in North Carolina

Separating from your spouse is not an easy decision to make, but it might be necessary before your divorce can be finalized. In North Carolina, spouses must live separate and apart for at least one year prior to seeking a no-fault divorce. A separation agreement is not legally required in these situations, but it can help by clearly defining complex issues related to custody and visitation, who will live in the marital home, and other important matters. A separation agreement can even provide a foundation for a workable divorce order.

If you need help drafting or reviewing a separation agreement, or with any issue related to your marriage or divorce, my firm may be able to help. I have over a decade of legal experience and have been board certified as a family law specialist since 2013. I believe in helping my clients work toward brighter futures as they end their marriages and start new chapters in their lives.

Put your separation in good hands. Call (980) 223-3340 for a confidential consultation!

Issues Addressed in a Separation Agreement

A separation agreement can be as broad or as detailed as you want it to be. It can be fully customized to address your family’s needs, whatever they may be. A separation agreement may dictate:

When I work with my clients to create separation agreements, I take the time to listen to and understand their immediate and long-term goals as best I can. Now is the time to negotiate and reach mutually acceptable agreements regarding complex issues, to see if they can be resolved prior to divorce. This can make the divorce process much easier.

Why Work with an Attorney?

To be considered legally valid, a separation agreement must be in writing. It must also be signed by both parties and must be notarized. While it can be overridden by a court order if a custody or support case is filed in court at a later date, it is legally enforceable. If I take on your case, as your attorney, I can make sure that the separation agreement is truly in your best interests and that it is legally sound.

Find out how I can help as your Huntersville separation agreement attorney by calling (980) 223-3340 or contact my firm online.

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