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In the year 2014, marriage between members of the same sex was no longer banned in North Carolina. This date marked a period where many homosexual couples became married who had been awaiting the decision for a long time. However, just like with heterosexual marriages, not every marital relationship is going to last forever.
Sometimes people grow apart, and the only answer is divorce. Same-sex couples have the same rights for divorce as straight couples, and you can trust in our same-sex divorce attorney in Raleigh to make sure that these rights are upheld.
When you are unsure about what grounds of divorce apply to you, or whether you will need support in getting child custody, alimony, or child support, you can count on Hopper Law Office to be by your side in the most challenging of times.
What are the Requirements for Same-sex Divorce in Raleigh
In the state of North Carolina, marital unions between two members of the same sex hold the same status legally as marital unions between two heterosexual people. Therefore, the requirements for divorce are exactly the same as well.
The critical requirements for obtaining a divorce in North Carolina include:
- The two parties must have been separated for at least one year prior to filing
- At least one of the parties must have held a residency in the state of North Carolina for at least six months
- All the forms for your county family court need to have been completed
Sometimes, the proceedings for divorce can become more complicated if you had gotten married to your partner in another state before 2014 when North Carolina legalized same-sex marriage. However, for individual circumstances such as this, our knowledgeable attorney can provide you with detailed information during a consultation.
Overcome the Legal Challenges of Same-Sex Divorce
Just like heterosexual marriages, homosexual marriages can also face lots of challenges during the actual process of divorce as well. Everything always becomes more complicated when you have children together, or when one member is physically or mentally debilitated, or in any way unable to pay for child or spousal support on account of emergency circumstances.
Some of the areas which our knowledgeable Lawyer can help you resolve issues include those related to:
- Division of property
- Spousal support and alimony
- Child custody and shared adoption
- Child support
Representation You Can Rely On
When it comes to facing an extremely grueling situation like divorce, it might seem like your world is falling apart. Trying to be emotionally, mentally, and physically strong, especially when you have a family to take care of, can be incomprehensibly stressful and painful. This is why it is important to let our same-sex divorce Lawyer in Raleigh help you shoulder the burden. Rely on our team at Hopper Law Firm to be there during the most difficult times.
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