The unthinkable has happened. You and your spouse have decided to divorce. Whether it is a mutual decision or not, divorce can be a time fraught with emotion. Sadness, anger, grief, fear…all of these are normal emotions that you may feel. Unfortunately, just at a time when you may be experiencing such stress, there are many logistical questions to answer.
How do you get a divorce in North Carolina?
Is North Carolina a community property state?
Do you have to go to court to get a divorce?
How can you get spousal support?
How and when will child support be received?
How will you create a new life financially post-divorce?
First, know that even though divorce is the severing of a legal bond, no two cases are exactly the same. What worked for a friend or family member may not be the appropriate approach for you. Therefore, the first step is to put together a team that can assist you through these tumultuous times and that will help you to transition into the next phase of your life. One of the best ways to do this is to work with a lawyer that has been certified as a specialist in family law.