Are you contemplating a divorce? Perhaps you have had discussions with friends or family members who have horror stories, but please remember that each case is different and that your divorce is unique.
In North Carolina, you and your spouse must live separately and apart for one year before a final divorce will be granted. You do not have to file paperwork with the court before you are legally separated. As long as you live separate and apart, and one party intends to remain separate and apart, your separation period has begun. Before your final divorce decree is entered, however, you need to speak with one of our attorneys at Helms Robison Lee & Bennett, PA to discuss your options for post-separation support, alimony, and equitable distribution; otherwise, you will lose out on these claims forever.
Consult an Experienced Family Law Attorney First
Do not move out of the house without consulting a lawyer. Moving out could jeopardize your future interests regarding child custody and alimony, especially if your spouse makes the allegation that you abandoned the marriage.
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