Divorce Attorney Greensboro, NC
The day we say "I do" we think it means forever. But sometimes, despite our feelings, best efforts and intentions, marriages fall apart. If you're in need of a divorce attorney in Greensboro, N.C., contact Ward Black Law today. We can assist you during this difficult period, advising you of your rights on issues such as separation agreements, property division, spousal support (alimony) and child custody and support.
Afi Johnson-Parris, Ward Black Law's experienced divorce attorney, can empathize with your situation - and help resolve it. She is compassionate yet practical, offering effective legal representation and sound guidance. Always, her main concern is you and your needs. If you are contemplating divorce, are separated or have been served a lawsuit for absolute divorce, contact Ward Black Law today! You can reach us by phone: (336) 333-2244 or toll-free: 1-887-256-1214 or by email.
Divorcing in North Carolina
You do not have to prove who is at fault in order to obtain a divorce. North Carolina law requires only that one spouse be a resident of the state for at least six months prior to filing for divorce and that the couple be separated for one year. Separation means living "separate and apart" from one's spouse (in separate residences) with at least one spouse intending not to resume the marriage. After separation for one year, one spouse must file a Complaint (lawsuit) asking for a divorce.
The issues of division of property and financial support may be resolved before or during separation, prior to divorce or, in some cases, after divorce if already properly pleaded in litigation.
Divorce results not only in profound lifestyle changes, but significant legal consequences as well:
- You are no longer entitled to alimony or property acquired during the marriage (if those claims have not been resolved in a Separation Agreement, properly filed with the court prior to the divorce judgment or successfully pleaded during litigation, you irrevocably lose or waive your rights).
- Your tax filing status changes.
- You have the right to remarry.
- You can no longer inherit from your spouse.
Your Divorce Attorney in Greensboro, NC
Divorce is tough - costly, time-consuming, emotionally draining - but it doesn't have to be toxic or adversarial. Of course, a cooperative and amicable divorce is best for all involved, especially children. And both parties often share certain goals anyway, including the equitable distribution of property, preservation of assets, the sharing of debts, the well-being of their children, and the conservation of a civilized relationship. Divorce does not have to be a win-lose game.
There are a number of alternatives that can be used to solve the legal issues of divorce without going to court, including:
Ward Black Law's divorce attorney will first encourage amicable resolution, which allows the couple to remain in control of the negotiations and ultimate outcome. If an agreement is impossible to achieve, however, Afi Johnson-Parris is more than ready to litigate as aggressively as necessary.
If you're facing divorce and feeling helpless and lost, pick up the phone and call us. You can schedule an appointment to sit down and meet with our skilled divorce lawyer, Afi Johnson-Parris. The initial consultation charge is a flat fee of $250 no matter the length of the meeting, and for representation, we offer both flat fees and traditional retainers. Call us today, and we will be your voice both in and out of the courtroom.