Adkins Law PLLC primarily focuses on family law issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, and spousal support. Take a look at these great aerial views from our Ballantyne office located in south Charlotte. Contact Adkins Law if you need to schedule a consultation.
Adkins Law PLLC focuses on family law matters such as child custody, child support, divorce, and the division of marital assets. If you have a family law issue and need to speak with an attorney, contact Adkins Law. We have locations in Huntersville and Ballantyne, and primarily serve Mecklenburg County, south Charlotte, and the Lake Norman area.
Before you begin to discuss divorce with your spouse, it is important to consider taking steps to safeguard your assets. Once you move out of the marital home, your spouse may begin liquidating assets such as furniture, vehicles, collectibles, cash, and other items of personal property. It is important to take possession of these items during the separation, or before you move from the marital home, or you risk losing them.
It is also possible to apply to the court for an injunction, which restrains your spouse from transferring or otherwise disposing of certain property. Such a restraining order can allow for items of separate property to be returned to you, and prevent your spouse from disposing of marital property before reaching a final resolution on the property issues.
If you and your spouse own real property, it is possible to file a lis pendens, which is a notice of a pending action. The lis pendens will put third parties on notice of your claim to an interest in the real property. If such a claim is properly recorded and served, it will cloud the title to the property, and prevent your spouse from attempting to sell it without your knowledge or permission.
You may also want to take steps to protect yourself by closing joint credit cards and joint bank accounts, opening bank accounts in your own name, and changing all utilities and other bills into the responsible party’s name. Failure to do this can lead to several headaches and unpaid bills down the road, which may also affect your credit.
If you would like to speak to a divorce attorney regarding equitable distribution and the safeguarding of assets before a divorce, contact Adkins Law. Adkins Law is located in Huntersville, and primarily serves Mecklenburg County and the Lake Norman area.
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Adkins Law PLLC is located in Huntersville, North Carolina and primarily serves Mecklenburg County and the Lake Norman area.
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Often people ask where they are able to bring suit for equitable distribution. A wife, for example, may continue to live in the marital home in Iredell County while her husband, who separated from her, lives in Wake County. The wife may work in Mecklenburg County and wish to move to Mecklenburg County as soon as she is able to sell the marital home. For convenience and strategy, the wife may wish to bring her equitable distribution action in Mecklenburg County. Is she able to do this?
Absolutely. The wife may bring her action in Mecklenburg County if it is more convenient. It would then be up to the husband to file a motion that venue would be improper in Mecklenburg County. This may or may not be worth it to the husband financially and strategically. Specific facts for your case will determine whether or not venue would be appropriate in Mecklenburg County or Iredell County. Likely, venue in Mecklenburg County would be fine and appropriate.
If you have question regarding equitable distribution and where venue would be appropriate, contact Adkins Law to speak with an equitable distribution attorney. Adkins Law is located in Huntersville NC and primarily serves Mecklenburg County and the Lake Norman area.