Working Through the Divorce Process

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If you’re considering a separation, or on your way towards ending a marriage, there’s many factors to consider, starting with discussing your situation with a family law attorney. At Mulligan Epstein Attorneys, our lawyers know how to lead you through the divorce stages, whether that be child custody, child support, alimony or property division. Our law firm is committed to helping you make the best decisions for your family in order to achieve positive change for you and your loved one’s lives.

Divorce Attorney Legal Aid

A divorce is identified as a formal end to a marriage. Per North Carolina law, a divorce cannot be filed until you have been separated for one year and one day after your official separation date. If you’re currently in the separation stage, there are a few important legal procedures our attorneys can start discussing with you:

Alimony. When you think “divorce,” you should not assume financial struggle. We want to ensure you’re able to continue covering expenses and preserving your lifestyle moving forward. We represent all unique family situations, whether you’re a dependent spouse in need of support to live comfortably or you’re a supporting spouse that wants to pay only what’s necessary.

Property. North Carolina is classified as an equitable distribution state, meaning the court must divide property in a way that’s reasonable. This process is not always simple, especially if you’ve been married for a long time. There is no formula for deciding how to divide up assets of a marriage, so it’s important that you have an experienced attorney on your side to ensure fairness.

Child Custody. There’s nothing more important than the future of your children and we know how vital it is for children to grow up in a stable environment following a divorce. Our lawyers will work with you to establish a child custody arrangement that’s beneficial to your children and fair to you.

Child Support. Sometimes it’s easy to identify who will be the sole or primary custody of a child. Sometimes it’s a little more complicated if both parties want equal custody. No matter the outcome, our attorneys will ensure you’re giving or receiving a fair amount.

Divorce can be one of the most painful and difficult circumstance in life. That’s why it’s so important to turn to a divorce lawyer for help and peace of mind. With the assistance of an attorney, both parties can reach agreements on important issues peacefully. Speak with a family lawyer today and contact Mulligan Epstein Attorneys. Let’s work together to find a resolution for your divorce that leaves you feeling positive for the future.

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