Divorce

More often than not, the separation and divorce process is overwhelming, painful, confusing and stressful, coupled with both emotional distress and financial burdens. Aside from the expected fears of leaving a household, dividing property and setting up a new life, there are often high levels of anxiety that come from concern for children or special personal belongings, including pets.

Separation Agreement

In North Carolina, one must wait 12 months from the date of separation until he or she is able to file for divorce. But a year is a long time to wait if there are children, property and financial needs for spousal support, post separation support or to divide the property before you are able to file for divorce.

We are skilled negotiators and can help create a separation agreement, which is essentially a binding contract, that will divide property, provide for post separation support, alimony, child custody and even child support until it is time for the divorce itself. Once you are eligible to file for divorce, we can help again by incorporating the Separation Agreement into the divorce judgment, which will make it judicially binding as a court order.

The separation agreement approach is often the most efficient and cost effective and can help reduce the strain of the litigation process. This option will avoid the trial process and allow you to start moving forward with your life with clear answers and certainty.

Compassionate Counsel

Joshua Nielsen and his experienced staff are compassionate and will help you transition in this difficult time with a strong strategy and a clear plan of action.

The divorce process can be complex, filled with many different pitfalls but also opportunities to create long-lasting agreements that will serve you and your family for years to come. It is our goal to help you create the best situation for you and your family at every opportunity.

Our Approach

Creative problem solving, mediation and negotiation are keys to creating the stability and peace of mind that you and your family need.

North Carolina has many standardized rules and tests that apply generally when couples go through the divorce process. Each family and each couple is unique. At Nielsen Legal, we will help you find the right approach and create a strategy that will work for you.

When you need an aggressive trial lawyer, we are here. When you need a compassionate friend to lean upon, we are here. When you need answers and resources, we are here.

Contact our compassionate and experienced legal team at 828-564-1321 to help you through this difficult time.