Having a separation agreement can ensure that your legal rights are protected during a separation.
If you and your spouse have decided to separate, you may be wondering what your options are and what you should do next. While a separation agreement is not required in North Carolina, having this important document drawn up can offer numerous advantages. At NorthPointe Law Group, we are here to help you with the process of creating a separation agreement between you and your spouse, as well as to discuss your legal rights should you decide to pursue a divorce.
In order to be considered legally separated in North Carolina, each spouse must live at a separate residence for a minimum of one year. However, having a separation agreement during this time may be beneficial when child custody is involved, separation of property is in question, or financial divisions are a concern. Having a separation agreement can help to ensure that your legal rights are protected during a separation and will help to determine the best course of action should a divorce become the next step. At NorthPointe Law Group, we can answer your questions regarding separation agreements and your legal rights before, during, and after a divorce proceeding. We are also equipped to draw up this important document so your rights are protected while the separation is in effect.
At NorthPointe Law Group, we are committed to educating and guiding our clients in the comprehensive care of their legal needs in Huntersville, Charlotte, Concord, and Mooresville, North Carolina. We will always approach your legal services with sensitivity, creativity and integrity. Contact us today if you have questions about separation agreements and to schedule a consultation.