The last thing you need to worry about during a family legal 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 Family Law and Mediation 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 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.
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 will help you through every step of your divorce proceeding, to uphold your rights and protect your assets. I also represent clients in matters involving:
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, then 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 interest of the child. If custody is a contentious issue in your divorce, I’ll fight for your rights and those of your children.
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 unique case and help you figure out what would be in your best interest.
David Self Family Law and Mediation represents clients in the Huntersville area and throughout North Carolina, specializing in divorce and child custody cases. Please call 704-594-5364 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my office in Huntersville.