You feel stressed and anxious when you think about separation and divorce. Understanding your rights and the divorce process can help reduce some of that stress. Having a lawyer you trust to guide you makes the path forward manageable.
Family Law cases may involve Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support (Alimony), and Equitable Distribution. We appreciate the emotional component of Divorce. As a result, we try to balance zealous representation of our clients with a result-oriented approach. We take our role as advocate for our domestic clients seriously and we try to minimize the emotional toll that such cases take on the participants, especially children. We do not believe that zealous representation and a result-oriented approach to family law cases are mutually exclusive.
Agreements Between Spouses or Parents
You and your spouse may agree on some or all of the issues surrounding your separation and divorce. In that case, an online separation agreement, free trader agreement or parenting agreement may be what you need. Increasingly, couples enter into agreements before and during the marriage. Even though criticized as unromantic, a prenuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement (agreement during marriage), can remove in advance many of the points of contention that can arise if the marriage ends.
An agreement between spouses or between parents can minimize conflict, reduce animosity and save money. Contact us to discuss family law agreements.
You may want an attorney to represent you throughout your negotiations with with your spouse. Both Stephanie and David are trained Collaborative Family Lawyers. Collaborative Law or Collaborative Divorce is an approach to Family Law issues based upon mutual respect, transparency and a commitment to work collaboratively toward a resolution.
We offer our clients representation in Collaborative Divorce because we think it is a better path. Certainly, there are times when a family law case must be tried. However, if litigation can be avoided, the parties have the opportunity to move through a difficult time maintaining respect and to start the healing process.
Family Law is a complex area with many moving parts. It is also arises during a time of strong emotions. A Collaborative Divorce allows the parties to work through these complexities without the additional stress and contentiousness of litigation.
We want our clients to be well-informed. This helps them make the important decisions regarding their futures and the futures of their children. Our website contains important definitions, FAQs, our eBook Preparing to Separate and many blogs addressing family law issues. If you are considering a separation and divorce, or if you simply want to understand your rights and obligations should you decide to separate, contact Irvine Law Firm and let us help you navigate the uncertain waters of divorce in North Carolina.