Divorce is an ugly word with unpleasant connotations. But is it really? Unfortunately, not every couple was meant to be together. Does that mean they should try to force their relationship? Statistics say that more than half of marriages in the United States end up in divorce. When people don’t get along, is it better for them to remain together and try to work things out or is it better to separate and move on? These questions, of course, are fact specific and not easy to answer at all. The goal, either way, is that both parties are able to live life in a manner that makes them happy.
If you think you need a divorce, we recommend that you try marriage counseling first. Often, these decisions are made impulsively and marriage counseling can be extremely beneficial. Other times, divorce is a result of a trickling effect of long-term arguments and indifferences. Some couples have irreconcilable differences that lead to divorce. Whatever situation you’re in, let Adkins Law be your divorce counselors.
To qualify for divorce in North Carolina, you must have lived in the state for at least six (6) months before filing. Additionally, you must have lived separate and apart from your spouse for a one-year period. After that period has passed, you may file for divorce in North Carolina.
Speaking with a divorce lawyer in Huntersville NC is extremely important. Depending on your situation, there are a number of claims that must be made before your divorce is finalized or they are lost forever. The division of marital property, also known as equitable distribution, as well as alimony, are certain claims that must be made before a divorce is finalized or they may not be made later. A divorce lawyer is able to counsel you on what claims need to be made and counsel you on the overall divorce procedure.
If you are considering separating from your spouse and would like to speak to a divorce lawyer in Huntersville NC, a divorce lawyer in Cornelius NC, or a divorce lawyer in Lake Norman, please contact Adkins Law.
Adkins Law PLLC is located in Huntersville NC and primarily serves Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Charlotte, Denver, Mecklenburg County, Iredell County, Gaston County, Cabarrus County, and the Lake Norman area. Please contact Adkins Law to schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer in Huntersville NC.