Separation Agreements in Raleigh
Are you in need of a separation agreement lawyer?
Going through a separation can be a very difficult and emotionally trying event in anyone’s life. When it is decided that separation is the best option, some couples choose to make what is called a separation agreement. This type of agreement is a written contract between a couple that has to be signed by both parties and notarized. The agreement will outline specific terms of the separation regarding things such as child custody, child support,
distribution of the marital property.
If you and your spouse are considering a separation, our family lawyers strongly advise you to hire an attorney to help during this process. A separation agreement can be an important step, and should divorce occur later down the road a separation agreement will make the entire process easier. Because there is no such thing as legal separation in Raleigh, a separation agreement is not legally required. However, North Carolina law does require that couples be physically separated for at least one year before filing for divorce, so a separation agreement can serve as proof for the amount of time a couple has been separated.
Raleigh Divorce and Separation Attorney on Your Side!
Separation is typically viewed by most clients as a first step towards divorce. The good thing about hiring a divorce lawyer to help with a separation agreement is that you get a good idea of what the attorney can do for you as your divorce lawyer. Should a divorce become necessary later down the road, you will already have experience working with the lawyer who will be helping you during your divorce case. This can be very beneficial to your case, and can also offer you the peace of mind that comes with working with someone you know and trust. Contact a Raleigh family law attorney at the Hopper Law Firm PLLC today to discuss your separation agreement!