Divorce Is Not An Easy Choice
Separation and divorce were likely not contemplated when you entered into your marriage. Ending a marriage is an emotional and difficult process, and divorce is never an easy choice to make.
If you are separating from your spouse, or are considering filing for divorce, the attorneys at Gantt Family Law can guide you through this process and ensure that your interests and rights are protected. We provide representation throughout your separation and divorce, offering a compassionate and experienced team of attorneys to help your family achieve the most favorable divorce outcomes and safeguard your legal rights. We will be with you every step of the way and help you achieve the goals that are best for your unique situation, whether you face a contested or uncontested divorce.
Guiding You Through The Nuances Of A North Carolina Divorce
Gantt Family Law handles complex divorce cases across North Carolina. We understand how difficult untangling your marriage can be and that your situation may differ from others. That’s why we help you seek an amicable resolution through thorough negotiations. We also understand that resolutions may require more detailed discussions and can help bring your case to court when necessary.
When going to court isn’t necessary, we can help you with other forms of dispute resolution, which can offer a more civil and cost-effective approach to your divorce proceedings.
What Are The Requirements For A North Carolina Divorce?
As North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state, spouses can end their marriage at any time without reason. To obtain an absolute divorce, spouses must typically meet the following requirements:
- One of them has lived in North Carolina for at least six months
- They have lived apart for at least 12 months
- They live separately because they plan to divorce
In some cases, North Carolina courts may grant an absolute divorce on the grounds of incurable insanity, requiring spouses to live separately for three years because one was confined for medical treatment.
An absolute divorce in North Carolina fully dissolves the marriage. Still, it may not address important issues, such as property division, alimony, child custody and child support. This is why having a lawyer well-versed in the complexities of the divorce process is essential. At Gantt Family Law, we work with our clients to determine whether litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods are a better fit to resolve issues in an individual’s divorce. If you need a Separation Agreement drafted, an absolute divorce, or someone to aggressively fight for you in court, we are here for you.
Protect What Matters Most To You
Ending a marriage can come with emotional challenges and financial implications. Planning and advocating for your interests can help you maintain the assets you have worked hard to build, including those you possessed before the marriage. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you address your interests in a way that can help you seek favorable outcomes.
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