How do I handle anxiety about divorce deposition?

A deposition is an opportunity for your spouse’s attorney to gather information and to assess the type of witness you will be if the case proceeds to trial. Feeling anxious about your deposition is normal. However, regardless of the personality of the lawyers, most depositions in divorces are generally uneventful. Remember that your attorney will be…

How long does a divorce take in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, the length of time a divorce takes depends greatly from county to county.  After the defendant (the spouse who did not start the proceedings) is “served” (determined to have been given legal notice of the divorce), the spouse has at least 30 days to respond.  This date is either the day that the defendant,…

What is a divorce complaint?

A divorce complaint is a document signed by the person filing for divorce. It is filed with the clerk of the court to initiate the divorce process.  The complaint will set forth in very general terms what the plaintiff is asking the court to order; it may include all of the issues the person filing…

Does it matter who files for divorce?

It depends. In the eyes of the court, the Plaintiff (the spouse who files the Complaint initiating the legal process of the divorce) and the Defendant (the other spouse) are not seen differently by virtue of who files for divorce.  Often times in divorce actions, lawyers and judge dispense with the formal titles of Plaintiff and…