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Separation

Separation


North Carolina requires a couple to be “legally separated” for one year in order to file for a divorce.  While a separation agreement is not required to begin the one year time period, it is often a great tool to use in addressing many of issues which will arise during a divorce.  A separation agreement, for example, can address spousal support, child support, child custody, and property division.

Living Separate and Apart

The law defines legal separation as when a party is physically separated with at least one spouse having the intent to end the martial relationship.  Exactly when a couple legally separates can often be a point of contention. This is a pivotal date for obtaining a divorce and can dramatically impact your legal rights.  If you are considering a divorce, contact us. It is imperative to have a knowledgeable attorney assist you with this difficult process. Whether it is to draft a separation agreement or review one which has already been provided to you by your spouse, contact an experienced attorney to help you protect your rights and make informed decisions. 

Practice Areas
Contact Information

Fayetteville Office:

Cumberland County
230 Green Street
Fayetteville NC 28301
P: (910) 323-4600
F: (910) 323-3403

Raeford Office:

Hoke County
127 W. Edinborough Ave.
P.O. Box 688
Raeford, NC 28376
P: (910) 875-3379
F: (910) 875-4030

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