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FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS

Helping Families Through Difficult Times.

The King Law Firm is one of the most reputable law firms in North Carolina. We provide quality legal services for a variety of family law issues such as divorce, alimony, custody and visitation, child support, and more. For the past 30 years, The King Law Firm has been one of the top choices for North Carolinians and their legal related issues. Our experienced staff of Attorneys and Paralegals understand the sensitive issues of family law and our primary goal is to help you and your family through any difficulties you may have.

We offer personalized legal solutions to our clients while maintaining a confident and tough approach to divorce-related cases.  At the King Law Firm, we have the legal experience and expertise to guide you through the complexities of divorce. Legal matters involving the family can be emotionally draining, complex, and difficult for all involved. Our highly skilled attorneys and staff offers you competent legal care and representation. Below are a few of the family law areas we provide counsel for.

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North Carolina Divorce Lawyer

When facing the difficulties of divorce, there are many challenges you will face and important decisions you will have to make. The King Law Firm has been helping North Carolinians through the intricate process of divorce for over 30 years. The King Law Firm understands the Legal process surrounding the end of a marriage and will help you find the best solutions for your unique situation.

Getting a divorce can be a very stressful process, especially if faced with losing custody of your child, half or more of your assets and property. In some instances, the outcome of your divorce can have changes that may affect your life for many years. The King Law Firm will aggressively represent you and do everything necessary to assure you receive a fair settlement, and favorable terms for child custody, child support, and spousal support.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

Do I Need Grounds To File For Divorce In North Carolina?

North Carolina is a no-fault state.  Neither you nor your spouses are required to have a reason to file for divorce.

There are only two requirements you must meet in order to divorce your spouse in North Carolina.

1: You must live in different households for at least 12 months and 1 day, prior to filing for divorce.

2: One Spouse must intend to end the marital relationship. (both parties do not have to agree on wanting a divorce)

Do I Need To Hire An Attorney For My Divorce?

Some people are able to file for divorce without the assistance of an attorney.

While it is certainly not necessary to hire an attorney to file your divorce, it is highly recommended that you meet with an experienced divorce attorney before filing for divorce.

Before moving forward, it’s important to know that divorce laws can be difficult to understand and many North Carolina counties have made local rules which must be followed regarding divorce and or alimony.

Is Mediation Required For My Divorce?

In North Carolina, if a party files for equitable distribution both parties are required to attend mediation prior to having a trial.  The court requires that the parties attend mediation in an attempt to resolve the parties’ marital assets and debts. It is also possible to attend mediation prior to filing for equitable distribution.

After My Divorce Can I Use My Maiden Name?

Yes, but it is important that you let your attorney know you want to include this in the divorce complaint. If you have been served with a complaint about divorce, this request should be made in an answer to the complaint.

Depending on your situation, divorce can be a very complex process.  The Attorneys at the King Law Firm have years of experience and will guide you through the divorce process. Contact us today for a Free Consultation.

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North Carolina Separation Agreement

Married couples sometimes come to a point in their marriage where they no longer wish to continue their lives together. In most cases, once a couple reaches this point, they start the divorce process to end their marriage. Another option Some couples choose is Legal Separation.

In North Carolina, it is not necessary to file for a legal separation prior to divorce.  However, North Carolina law requires a couple to be physically separated for at least one year and a day before they can file for an absolute divorce. The date the couple begins living apart, in separate residences is the beginning of the one year and a day time period for separation.

Why File For Legal Separation?

If you and your spouse are considering divorce but think your marriage may be able to be saved, Legal Separation might be a better solution. With a legal separation, reconciliation is still a course of legal action that can be taken whereas it would not be much more difficult with a formal divorce. Legal Separation is a complicated process.  You need an experienced family lawyer to help protect your assets and guide you through the complex legal process of legal separation

The King Law Firm has years of experience with family law matters including separation agreements. We’ve helped thousands of North Carolinians facing divorce, legal separation as well as other related issues such as Child Custody and Support.

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    Prenuptial / Premarital Agreements

    In today’s day and age couples who have decided to marry often agree to have a premarital/prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement can be helpful for those who have financial interests and assets and how those assets will be treated should the marriage end in divorce.

    Contrary to popular belief, prenups are not just for the wealthy. While prenups are often used to protect the assets of a wealthy fiancé, couples of more modest means are turning to them for their own purposes.

    Below are some common reasons why people want a prenuptial agreement.

    Pass property/assets to children from prior marriages.

    When a couple marries with children from a prior marriage, they often use a prenup to spell out what will happen to their property when they die, so they can pass on separate property to their children and still provide for each other. Without a prenup, a surviving spouse might have the right to claim a large portion of the other spouse’s property, leaving much less for the kids from the prior marriage.

    Clarification of financial rights.

    Couples with or without children, wealthy or not, may simply want to clarify their financial rights and responsibilities.

    Avoid arguments in case of a divorce.

    By specifying in advance how their property/assets will be divided, and whether or not either spouse will receive alimony.

    Get protection from debts.

    Prenups can also be used to protect spouses from each other’s debts, and they may address a multitude of other issues as well.

     

     

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    Child Support Attorneys

    The King Law Firm is dedicated to helping parents continue to give their children the quality of life they need and deserve following a divorce. Our number one priority is to make sure you are and your child is receiving the support you are supposed to receive in accordance with North Carolina law.

    The Family Law professionals at the King Law Firm have the experience you need for any type of related child support issue. We help parents and children get the support they are entitled to throughout Eastern North Carolina.  Our legal staff will compassionately work with you to assure you receive a fair outcome that reflects you and your child’s best interest.

    Below are just a few of the types of Child Support cases we can help with.

    • Help with Enforcing Child Support
    • Construction of Child Support Agreements
    • Establishing Paternity of the Father
    • Modifications or Revisions to Current Child Support

     

    Every child support issue is based on the divorce of parents.  In some cases, we help mothers establish paternity of a father or perhaps a simple modification to child support due to a parent’s increase in salary. The King Law Firm is dedicated to giving you the help you deserve with your child support issues. Call us today for a free consultation.  

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    Child Custody Attorneys

    When a couple makes the decision to terminate a marriage and get a divorce, there is often disagreement regarding who should have custody of the children. Divorce may terminate the marriage the couple must still maintain a relationship as parents to their children. In the State of North Carolina, a married couple is joint guardians of their children and has equal rights to custody. In accordance with the law, North Carolina courts cannot favor one parent of the other in custody-related matters.  Custody can be awarded jointly between parents, (joint custody), or in some cases, primary custody may be awarded to one of the parents, (sole custody), while the other parent may be given scheduled visitation privileges. Having joint custody permits both parents to make decisions for their children.  The child also shares times with both parents according to the court’s decision.

    When there is a dispute over which parent should receive sole custody, the court will make the determination as to who will have the best interest and welfare of the child. Both parents are subject to have their present, as well as past conduct presented as evidence to support why one parent’s abilities will better serve the child’s overall welfare.

    Some of the factors the court may consider are:

     

    • The child’s personal preference
    • Both parents’ caretaking abilities
    •  Availability to the child
    • Both parents’ economic situation
    • The home environment of each parent

     

    The King Law Firm understands how difficult child custody can be and our experienced staff of family law attorneys are here to assure you that the welfare of your child and your legal rights are our primary concern. If you are currently involved in a child custody dispute or perhaps having issues with your current court-ordered custody arrangements, call the King Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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