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Separation & Divorce

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. 



North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state.  This means neither party has to have committed a wrong for a divorce to be granted.  To be granted an absolute divorce in most cases, the following conditions must first be met:


  • One spouse has lived in North Carolina for at least six months;

  • The parties have lived separate and apart for one year;

  • The parties have lived apart because they want to end their marriage;

  • In certain narrow circumstances, NC courts will also grant an absolute divorce on the grounds of incurable insanity, which requires the spouses to have lived separately for three years because one spouse was confined for purposes of medical treatment.


An absolute divorce in North Carolina fully dissolves the marriage, but may not address important issues, such as property division, alimony, child custody, and child support.  This is why having an attorney who is 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. 


If you are contemplating divorce, or have been served with a divorce complaint, contact us today so we can start protecting your rights.

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