In many states, separation is an alternative to divorce for people who can’t continue to live together but do not want to end their marriage. It’s also the first step required by North Carolina for couples who do want to divorce.
This year has been a busy one for us at our Charlotte law firm. First, and foremost, we are always grateful for the support of our community and the opportunity to serve clients and help them with a wide array of issues they are facing. Yes, the law is our job, but we know that with each case we close, we are helping someone remove a large amount of stress, reduce financial strain, and avoid potentially life-altering consequences.
Family law, especially divorce, can be complicated, confusing, and stressful. Our experience in working with clients going through tough and emotional situations has prepared us to be able to better prepare clients for the entirety of the process and help coach them through key timelines, steps, and events. If the case ends up going to litigation, we know that the better prepared a client is for that scenario, the easier it is to go through it.
The decision to file for divorce is not always an easy one. Often, you've been struggling for months or years and are finally ready to stop fighting. If you have never filed for divorce before, you probably have no idea what to expect after you file. Here are three things you need to know about the divorce process, including the time it is going to take and the benefits of having an experienced attorney on your side.