Proven North Carolina Divorce Lawyer Provides Strong Guidance
Knowledgeable Huntersville attorney assists with marriage dissolution
The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about the welfare of your children and the equitable division of your assets. No matter what your particular divorce involves, the choices you make will have longstanding consequences, so it’s important to get advice from a knowledgeable family law attorney. At David Self Family Law and Mediation in Huntersville, I am committed to providing personalized counsel and service to North Carolina clients so we can develop optimal solutions together. Whether your divorce is amicable or serious disputes exist over custody, property division, alimony or other issues, I’ll assert your rights effectively and ease your transition to the next phase of your life.
Mecklenburg County family law firm advises on mediation and filing options
North Carolina refers to the termination of a marriage as absolute divorce, though it has the same legal effect as divorce in other states. As an experienced family law attorney, I can explain the applicable laws and the various options available to you when your marriage is ending, such as:
- Contested and uncontested divorce — Parties can file for a divorce after they have been separated for a year if they have agreed to all terms related to their divorce. I can help negotiate any issues that need finalization with a Separation Agreement and Property Settlement during the one-year separation.
- Grounds and filing — In addition to allowing absolute divorce, North Carolina law also allows couples to obtain a divorce from bed and board, which is similar to a legal separation. No-fault absolute divorce is available when a married couple has lived apart for at least one year.
- Mediation — Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a structured setting before a trained facilitator, who is a neutral third party. The process fosters cooperation between partners and removes the unpredictability and uncertainty associated with litigation. If this means of dispute resolution fits your needs, it can reduce the time and costs of divorce while keeping important decisions in your hands.
Deciding to end your marriage is not an easy step, but my firm will make sure that you receive strong legal support from start to finish.
Skillful advocate handles custody, support, property and alimony issues
In Mecklenburg County and throughout the area, I deliver thorough assistance with a full range of divorce-related issues, including:
- Child custody and visitation rights —Even when parents have the best intentions, there might be significant disagreements as to what precisely is in the best interests of the children they share. My firm pursues sound, detailed custody and visitation agreements that gives mothers and fathers the best chance to maintain close, meaningful relationships.
- Child support — Whether they ever married or not, non-custodial parents are required to make child support payments to meet the financial needs of their sons and daughters. If a question arises over income information, modification or enforcement, I’ll outline the relevant rules and work to resolve the situation quickly.
- Distribution of marital assets and debts — My dedication to learning each detail of my clients’ cases helps me to achieve fair results when questions arise over the distribution of marital property, whether the issues is decided in court or at the negotiation table.
- Spousal support and temporary support — Often referred to as alimony, support payments from one spouse to another while a divorce is pending or after the marriage ends can cause confusion and frustration. No matter how complicated the situation might seem, I’ll assess the relevant factors and press for a fair determination.
Sometimes litigation is necessary to reach a just and equitable resolution to your family’s disputes. Through tactical trial strategies and professional courtroom presence, I successfully represent clients throughout the adversarial litigation process. I am prepared to handle the complex aspects of your divorce methodically to obtain the most favorable trial outcome.
Contact a dedicated North Carolina divorce lawyer to schedule a meeting
David Self Family Law and Mediation advocates for North Carolina residents in contested and uncontested divorces. Please call 704-594-5364 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my office in Huntersville.