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Charlotte Divorce Attorneys
Divorce cases typically involve numerous issues that the spouses must resolve before they can finalize their separation. Those issues may include child custody, child support, equitable distribution of marital assets and debts, alimony and post-separation support.
In some situations, these issues can be resolved without the necessity of a public divorce lawsuit. In other words, married persons separating from one another may be able to resolve all issues amicably via a divorce settlement agreement. But in other cases, it becomes necessary to undertake divorce litigation in order to achieve the desired outcome for our clients.
At the Knox Law Center, our family law attorneys are experienced and can assist you in achieving a favorable outcome — with or without litigation. We have offices in both Charlotte and Denver. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced divorce lawyers.
Basic Information About Legal Requirements for Divorce in North Carolina
In North Carolina, the requirements to file for divorce include residency in the state by at least one spouse, as well a period of separation of at least one year. During the separation, the spouses usually negotiate or litigate the issues relating to separation (i.e., child custody, property division and spousal maintenance) before the filing of the divorce action.
Our attorneys’ extensive trial experience serves our clients well in the courtroom. But that same knowledge and experience allows our attorneys to resolve cases outside of the courtroom by advising clients regarding the likely determination of certain issues in the event of trial.
Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets and Debts
The division of a married couple’s assets and debts is controlled by the North Carolina statutes regarding equitable distribution. Pursuant to North Carolina law, the assets and debts acquired by a couple during a marriage are to be divided equally. However, trial judges have the authority under the North Carolina equitable distribution law to divide a marital estate unequally based upon numerous factors — including the relative incomes of the parties, the duration of the marriage, the tax consequences to the parties and other factors.
Our seasoned family law attorneys help clients identify and value assets such as real estate, retirement accounts, businesses, vehicles, investment accounts, stock options and pension plans. Our goal is to help our clients achieve a just division of those assets. The actions and positions taken by our attorneys are guided by our clients’ interests and desires.
Our family law attorneys have vast experience in dividing multi-million dollar marital estates in and around Mecklenburg County including situations involving complex issues related to business valuations and pension division. At the same time, cases involving the division of modest assets receive the same level of attention by our family law attorneys and staff.
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