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Charlotte Family Law Lawyer

Family law is the area of law that deals with family relationships—marriage, divorce, marital property division, spousal support/alimony, child support and child custody, and more. Family courts in North Carolina aim to protect what is fair, equitable and in the best interests for those involved.

Family issues are often very emotional and complicated, even when both parties want to remain on friendly terms. A skilled North Carolina family lawyer can help mediate and negotiate in these highly charged situations.

At Myers Law Firm, we offer compassionate representation to help you navigate the legal process during your family law issue. We understand that your world may have turned upside down as you seek help with your case that may involve dividing assets, a child custody dispute, alimony payments, or other tense family situations. 

Family Law Lawyer

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Charlotte family law attorneys like Myers Law Firm can help you navigate your divorce from beginning to end. In North Carolina, spouses must be separated for at least one year and one day before the court will grant a divorce. This can be a contentious time, especially if there are children involved. It is crucial to involve an experienced family law attorney as early as possible to help you protect what is fair and equitable.

Our attorneys can help you with:

Divorce

The longer you’ve been married, the more intertwined your lives are. During a divorce, untangling money, debts, assets, business interests, and retirement accounts can be a very complicated process. If you are seeking the dissolution of your marriage, known as an absolute divorce, you need someone on your side who is intimately familiar with the laws that govern divorce.

At Myers Law Firm, we have helped people navigate divorce cases of all types, including same-sex divorce and cases where one spouse does not agree to the divorce. If you have significant assets, or you have children together, hiring a family law attorney can prevent you from making costly and permanent mistakes.

Property Division

North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, which means property division is distributed according to what the court determines is fair. This may not mean that property is equally divided. The process of classifying property, assigning a value to each asset, and dividing the property between spouses can be complicated and time-consuming. Our legal team is ready to fight on your behalf to protect your interests through negotiation or court.

During the period of separation, you may also have concerns about property acquired after separation but before divorce. The laws surrounding these issues are complicated. You need a trustworthy, experienced attorney to help you prove what is separate property and what is marital property.

Alimony

One particularly contentious area of legal separation is spousal support. The court can order the supporting spouse to pay financial support to the dependent spouse as alimony. This can also take the form of postseparation support, which is a temporary type of support awarded by a family court judge.

Whether you are seeking alimony or seeking to modify your spousal support agreement, we can help mediate an agreement or go to court to defend your interests. We have decades of experience, and you can count on us to help you negotiate a fair financial arrangement during and after your divorce.

Child Custody

A separation can be extremely difficult for children, and looking after the well-being of a minor child is a priority for family courts. Child custody involves determining who has rights to the care and supervision of children, whether it be sole custody or joint custody. Decisions will need to be made about:

  • Legal custody: which parent has the right and responsibility to make major life decisions on behalf of the children, such as where to go to school, how to deal with medical issues, etc. Most often, courts grant legal custody to just one parent (the “custodial parent”).
  • Physical custody: which parent will provide physical supervision of the children, i.e. where they will live. Most often courts will attempt to set a schedule that allows both parents to share physical custody, unless it determines that one parent is unfit.

Child custody issues should focus on the welfare of the child. Our team can help you fight for your child’s best interests, including educational, medical, and religious factors. We have experience with complicated cases like child custody for unmarried parents and third party custody, such as grandparents. If you have concerns for your child’s immediate safety, we can also help with emergency custody petitions.

Child Support

Another important family law matter is child support. Typically, the non-custodial parent will be ordered to pay child support to help cover the necessary expenses that come with raising a child. There are state guidelines that usually govern the amount of support in family law cases, but the courts may deviate under specific circumstances.

Our legal team can help you with family law issues if you live in North Carolina but your ex lives out of state. We can also help if you are struggling with back child support issues. We will defend your rights and fight aggressively for what is fair.

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Hire a Skilled Attorney to Help With Your Divorce

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A skilled family law attorney can prevent you from making mistakes that can’t be reversed. Once the courts decide who gets the house, or how often you can see your kids, it can be difficult or impossible to change that decision. An attorney will help you protect your rights from the very beginning, and fight for your fair treatment throughout the divorce process.

Even if you and your ex are on friendly terms and expect to co-parent amicably, it’s still incredibly valuable to establish clearly defined terms in case disagreements arise later. Situations change over time—new jobs, new relationships, and other life changes can create tension with a former spouse, or necessitate changes in an existing alimony or custody arrangement.

We at Myers Law Firm will advocate for you throughout your case, ensuring that your interests are protected.

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Experienced Family Law Attorneys: Call Myers Today

If you need help with your family law case in the Charlotte or Mecklenburg County area, call Myers Law Firm right away. Our team will help you thruogh the process, and defend your rights and interests to the courts if needed. We have extensive experience with the courts in Mecklenburg County and will use our knowledge to fight for your family law matters.

To get started with your initial consultation, call our Charlotte office toll-free at 1-888-376-ATTY (2889) or fill out and submit our online contact form.

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