A Lawyer’s Guidance In Divorce Matters
In North Carolina, if you have been a resident of the state for six months and physically separated from your spouse for more than one year (366 days or more), you are eligible to obtain an absolute divorce. A separation agreement or distribution of property is not required prior to obtaining the divorce. However, you must assert claims for spousal support and/or equitable distribution before the absolute divorce judgment is entered; otherwise, your claims for such relief will be forever barred. Ignorance of the law is no excuse and you cannot afford to be ignorant of the law when you are involved in divorce.
The procedure to obtain an absolute divorce itself is fairly simple. However, as the old saying goes, “the devil is in the details.” If your marriage has lasted a long time, if you and your spouse have accumulated assets and debts while married, if you have retirement benefits or own a small business, if you need to receive alimony from your spouse, and/or if you have minor children, there is nothing at all simple about the law involved or the decisions you must make. These issues are complex, and you need guidance and sound advice from an experienced family lawyer to help you protect your future.
A board-certified family law specialist, attorney Martha New Milam at the law firm of Milam & Idol PLLC has an in-depth knowledge of North Carolina laws concerning divorce and dissolution of marriage. You owe it to yourself to come in for an initial consultation with Ms. Milam to learn about the law and how it applies to you.
Find Out More About These Related Topics:
- High-asset divorce
- Equitable distribution of property
- Premarital agreements
- Separation and property settlement agreements
- Collaborative law
- Divorce mediation
Contact An Attorney In Durham
Contact divorce attorney Martha New Milam at 919-805-3678 or complete the online contact form to schedule an initial consultation. She can help you understand aspects of filing for divorce and related matters, including annulment.