“What do I need for my legal separation in North Carolina?” The easy answer is – all you need to do is separate with the intention that it be permanent. What most people mean when they ask that question is what separation forms or separation agreement is required in North Carolina. Again, the answer is fairly simple. No papers are required, but in most cases, a separation agreement is a good idea.
Are you thinking about leaving? Before you leave, there are important things you need to know. If you are preparing to separate, read this first.
A Separation Agreement is a contract between you and your spouse. It can address child custody, child support, property division and alimony. A separation agreement is a good idea because no matter how much you and your spouse may seem to agree right now, things may change. Having it in writing protects you both. A Separation Agreement can be enforced by the Court.
There is no form Separation Agreement that will work for everyone. The Agreement must be tailored to the specific case. Your separation agreement may be as simple as a document that provides that what is yours is yours and what is his is his. However, a separation agreement can become fairly complex if you are having to divide retirement accounts, businesses or other property. A separation agreement can also minimize conflict when it comes to raising and supporting your children.
NC Legal Separation Papers: Your Options
Irvine Law Firm offers several options. We are glad to prepare the following documents for you. We will email with you to get the necessary information and then email you a completed document, ready for signing and guaranteed to be valid in North Carolina. We will include instructions for document execution, filing and storage.
- Separation Agreement without children $ 500.00
- Separation Agreement with children $ 750.00
- Agreement to Separate $ 300.00
Unsure of what you need? Schedule a consultation by phone or email.
- 15 minutes $ 65.00
- 30 minutes $ 125.00
Has your Spouse given you a Separation Agreement to review? We are glad to review and explain it to you. Email us for a quote.
Irvine Law Firm offers other documents that you may need as part of your separation and division of property.
- Parenting Plan $ 500.00
- Free Trader Agreement $ 75.00
- QDRO / Retirement account division $ varies
- Quitclaim Deed $ 100.00
- Simple Will $ 200.00
You owe it to yourself and to your children to have an agreement in writing. A well-drafted North Carolina separation agreement can minimize conflict. It can give you the confidence to know you have addressed the issues arising from your separation. There are family and financial issues that demand your attention. We understand how difficult it is when a marriage ends and that these details arise from a painful situation. Let Irvine Law Firm help you draft your separation documents.
We want to help you through this process with compassion and understanding. Give us a call at (252) 809-4930 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you gain some peace of mind.