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Divorce Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Waple & Houk are divorce attorneys providing legal services to individuals in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding areas

Filing for Divorce in North Carolina

In order to file for divorce, North Carolina requires that individuals live separate and apart for one year and one day and must be residents of this State for at least six (6) months.

North Carolina is a hybrid “fault” and “no-fault” divorce state. This means you are able to file for an uncontested no-fault divorce under the grounds that you or your spouse believe there is simply no way to save the marriage. However, like states known as “fault” states, you can also file for divorce in North Carolina if your spouse is guilty of marital misconduct (adultery, physical abuse, mental abuse). 

As a result, unless the divorce is contested, the process of filing and being granted a divorce can be very straightforward. Upon filing and serving the other party, a hearing date is set for a Judge to review the divorce and sign a Judgment of divorce. After a divorce judgment is entered, all of the rights arising out of the marriage, such as alimony and equitable distribution, terminate. It is important for you to seek counsel and understand your rights arising out of your marriage prior to a final divorce Judgment being entered.

Why choose Waple & Houk as your Charlotte Divorce Lawyers?

Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through and in the eyes of North Carolina Law, the act of marriage is a contract between two people. Because of this, you want to make sure your divorce lawyer is not only experienced but also cares about you and your situation.

Due to the fact you are required to wait one year and one day, it is essential your divorce attorney continues to work on your case and protect you from start to finish.

Waple & Houk does just that.

During this period, we work to protect you and provide the guidance needed to make sure you are well informed and empowered through such a difficult time.

Related: Spousal & Prenuptial Agreement Laws in North Carolina

More than a “Cheap Divorce Lawyer”

We understand divorce is an unwanted expense, and we pride ourselves on the fact that we are able to provide our legal expertise at the highest of standards at affordable costs. While we understand you may want to just find a “cheap divorce attorney”, we highly recommend you consider all of the repercussions that can come with an inadequate divorce filing.

There is nothing easy about divorce. The one bright spot you can look forward to is knowing you have hired divorce attorneys with the resources and experience to make your divorce go as smoothly as possible.

There are many different factors to consider when filing for divorce. Below are some of the most common types of divorces and practices involved in filing for divorce.

Uncontested Divorce Attorneys

Waple & Houk provide affordable uncontested divorce services in Charlotte, North Carolina. An uncontested divorce is when both parties have a complete agreement on the terms of the divorce.

Contested Divorce Attorneys

A contested divorce is when one or both parties contest one or multiple aspects of the divorce. Our contested divorce attorneys ensure your rights or privileges are fairly represented or negotiated for things like child custody, child support, property distribution, or any other contested aspect of the marriage.

For more information, read our article on Divorce vs Uncontested Divorce in North Carolina

Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

If there are children involved in your divorce, it is even more important you have the best divorce attorney possible. Waple and Houk’s family law attorneys provide legal services for areas such as child support and child custody.

Alimony and Spousal or Prenuptial Agreements

In addition to contested and uncontested divorces, Waple & Houk’s divorce lawyers also handle important matters such as property division/distribution, alimony, and spousal agreements. 

This means we can help before marriage with premarital/prenuptial agreements, during marriage with spousal agreements, and after marriage with alimony and property division.

How do I get a divorce in Charlotte, North Carolina

Taking the first steps is a big deal when filing for a divorce, however, it is also a very difficult one. The first step is to come to a complete understanding that you want to get a divorce. Once you have done that, you should contact a Charlotte divorce attorney. They will help you through the legal process and prepare you for the next steps.

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