Moving Forward With A Separation Agreement

Before a spouse can file for divorce in North Carolina, he or she must be separated for a period of at least one year. This separation happens once the parties begin living separately from each other, and at least one of them intends to continue living apart.

At The Pendleton Law Firm, we offer representation with excellence to individuals, couples and families throughout Western North Carolina in family law matters, including separation agreements. If you are considering divorce and are legally separated, we can help you with your wishes and goals.

When To Seek A Separation Agreement

There are many instances when a separation agreement can be useful or necessary. A separation agreement can ameliorate acrimony and confrontation later. It is more financially accessible than a divorce. Other advantages to a separation contract include:

  • Dividing debts
  • Setting rules and boundaries regarding children
  • Deciding who will claim the children for tax purposes
  • Putting into writing support claims
  • Creating an agreed upon property division

Many people find out too late that oral promises or informal agreements between spouses are not enforceable.

Let Us Help

Our versatile divorce lawyers handle every detail that the end of a marriage can mean — from assisting with division of assets to negotiation of child custody and child support issues, litigating an alimony settlement and modifying custody and support obligations when changes in circumstance arise.

Since our law offices were established more than 50 years ago, our experienced family law attorneys have dedicated themselves to your brighter post-divorce future, no matter how difficult the challenge. Our efficient team approach can help you end your marriage with dignity and minimize the negative impact of divorce on your children.

Are you seeking to be separated from your spouse in Western North Carolina? Contact the attorneys of The Pendleton Law Firm for an initial consultation.

The Resolution You Need To Move Forward

During the year in which spouses are separated before a divorce filing, many legal issues need to be resolved — settlements for visitation, child support and spousal support, alimony and division of marital property can be concluded with a separation agreement.

We can safeguard your interests while drafting a separation agreement or reviewing one prepared by your spouse's attorney. You deserve to know that your rights are being protected throughout the process, and that the agreement is enforceable in our state.

We know the pressures you are dealing with, and the stressful issues for which you need comfort and closure. We want our leadership to promote the peace of mind you deserve. We are responsive to any question or concern you might have about your separation agreement. We are dedicated to your success.

Contact us at The Pendleton Law Firm. Your initial consultation with our experienced Lincolnton separation agreement lawyers can be arranged at 704-666-2368 or by email. An evening appointment is available upon request.