Family issues such as divorce or child custody can be a touchy subject for any couple, especially those in the middle of it. However, when emotions flare during these situations, they can become incredibly challenging and stressful. Thankfully, with an experienced Cary family law attorney on your side, you will not have to go through this difficult experience on your own. Triangle Smart Divorce lawyers are here to protect your rights and interests through any family issue you are dealing with and make sure you find a solution that works best for you and your family.
Family law attorneys are legal professionals that focus on matters that have to do with family law. Although this often means they deal with legal issues that are concerned with members of the family, such as divorce, alimony, and child custody issues, they also do so much more. For instance, many family lawyers can also act as mediators or parenting coordinators when family disagreements develop and help avoid Court.
However, in general, family law attorneys deal with the following:
Going through a divorce is one of the most draining experiences a family can go through. Not only do emotions run high throughout this whole process, but sometimes partners may not be able to think rationally as they try to settle their issues. In these cases, it is essential to work with a family law lawyer who has the ability to approach the situation reasonably while ensuring everything is done appropriately according to the regulations.
Although a separation agreement is not necessary to be separated, it is often recommended to resolve many of the issues involved at the end of a marriage. Having a separation agreement means you have decision-making power over your family law issues rather than a judge making all the decisions for you. Thankfully, working with a family law attorney can help ensure these separation agreements are prepared and negotiated with an eye on your needs.
Alimony is defined as support that is paid by one spouse to the other. Even though there are no specific alimony formulas in North Carolina, the judge will often determine the appropriate amount after hearing the facts of the case. That is why it is important to work with an experienced family law attorney to help you through this process and fight for a reasonable amount of alimony, whether you are paying it or receiving it. Alimony can even be worked out in a separation agreement, meaning the Court does not have to be involved.
Typically, both parents are required to provide child support in North Carolina. However, only the parent with less custodial time actually makes payments since it is assumed that the custodial parent spends the required amount of money on the child by housing, feeding, and clothing them every day. These payments continue until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is later. When you work with a family law firm, they can ensure child support is properly calculated under North Carolina’s Child Support Guidelines. They can also work with the Court to modify child support orders or agreements if any life changes occur and make sure these orders or agreements are enforced if one spouse is not making the necessary payments.
Child custody often includes the right to make significant life decisions regarding the child and the right to have the child in your care. When you work with an experienced family law team, the lawyers can work with not only your interests in mind but your child’s, ensuring that an agreement or consent order is created that works for you and your family. Child custody is one of the most important aspects of family law, and also one of the most complicated since the Court wants to make sure everything that is done is in the best interest of the child. Finding the right lawyer, who understands child custody, the legal system, and your family gives you and your children a significant advantage in an already trying time. If you cannot reach an agreement, working with skilled child custody trial attorneys, is essential in your fight for your custodial rights.
A prenup or a prenuptial agreement is a written contract created by two individuals before they get married. These agreements generally list all the property and debts each person owns and specify what each person will keep should the marriage end. Working with a knowledgeable family law lawyer can ensure that you have a good understanding of this prenup process and come out with an agreement that is fair and done correctly so if needed, it will stand up in Court.
Mediation is a process that allows a divorcing couple, along with their lawyers, to meet with a neutral third party to discuss and resolve any divorce-related issues, such as property and asset division and alimony. We find it promotes ongoing communication and a positive co-parenting relationship when children are involved. With the help of a trained professional, even the most communication-challenged couples can have a successful mediation. However, these are not the only benefits that mediation can provide. In addition, mediation:
Dealing with family legal issues is difficult for anyone. However, ensuring that your rights remain protected and adequately addressed throughout this process can be a challenge that can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, when you work with an experienced Cary family law attorney, such as Triangle Smart Divorce, you can feel safe knowing they have your best interest in mind as they help you make informed, smart decisions.
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