Contemplating Divorce?

Are you contemplating a divorce? Perhaps you have had discussions with friends or family members who have horror stories, but please remember that each case is different and that your divorce is unique.

In North Carolina, you and your spouse must live separately and apart for one year before a final divorce will be granted. You do not have to file paperwork with the court before you are legally separated.  As long as you live separate and apart, and one party intends to remain separate and apart, your separation period has begun.  Before your final divorce decree is entered, however, you need to speak with one of our attorneys at Robison Smith Law to discuss your options for post-separation support, alimony, and equitable distribution; otherwise, you will lose out on these claims forever.

Consult an Experienced Family Law Attorney First

Do not move out of the house without consulting a lawyer.  Moving out could jeopardize your future interests regarding child custody and alimony, especially if your spouse makes the allegation that you abandoned the marriage.

We Can Help

Contact Robison Smith Law today. Our divorce attorneys can assist you through the difficult process of separation.


If you are ready to move forward, please contact us now.

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