North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state, so neither party has to prove marital fault in order to obtain a divorce. If you believe — or if your spouse insists — that your marriage is heading for divorce, you should consult with an attorney promptly. Learn how to protect your rights and position yourself to end the marriage on solid financial footing. Vitale Family Law is a valuable resource for residents of Raleigh and surrounding areas who are seeking sensible legal outcomes through divorce.
Our Experienced Raleigh Divorce Attorneys Can Guide You As You Rebuild For The Future
Whether your asset portfolio is straightforward or complex, we can help you move forward with your best interests at the forefront. We can help you keep your divorce affordable by avoiding court, and resolving property division and child custody through:
In an initial consultation, we will first engage in fact-finding to discover whether you are eligible for divorce in North Carolina at this time, or whether you will have to wait awhile longer. In most cases, a North Carolina divorce occurs on the basis of one year’s separation. As long as you or your spouse have resided in North Carolina for at least six months and you have been separated for a year and a day, either party may obtain a divorce, even if the other party does not consent to the divorce.
Claims For Alimony Or Equitable Distribution Of Assets Must Be Asserted Before A Divorce Is Finalized
Except in very limited circumstances, a party’s right to assert a claim for post-separation support, alimony and/or equitable distribution terminates at the time of the entry of divorce. Therefore, claims for post-separation support, alimony and/or equitable distribution must be asserted prior to the entry of divorce. If you have any issues related to spousal support or property distribution, you should not obtain a divorce without first consulting with an attorney.
Our Attorneys Can Assist You Through All Phases Of Divorce In North Carolina
A caring and capable lawyer at Vitale Family Law can help you through all phases of a divorce, including:
- Crisis management if necessary (perhaps including petitioning for a protective order)
- Divorce planning (taking inventory of assets and income in preparation for property division)
- Short-term actions (such as petitioning for spousal support or an interim child custody arrangement through the divorce process)
- Long-term solutions (pursuing a workable divorce settlement or child custody agreement)
- Independence (reassuming a life as a single person after a divorce or as a still-involved parent after resolution of a child custody dispute)
Divorces in North Carolina are typically granted within about 60 days of the date of the filing of the required complaint.
Sensible North Carolina Divorce Law Firm — Contact Us At Vitale Family Law
We invite you to consider Vitale Family Law as you are searching for a divorce attorney in North Carolina. Get started working with us on your family law matter in North Carolina, call 919-841-5680 or send an email message.