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A Knowledgeable Source Of Family Law Answers

It is normal to have dozens of questions if you are going through a family law issue such as a divorce or a child custody dispute. For the answers you need to your questions, you can turn to Buzzard Law Firm. We have served Lillington and the Harnett County area for more than 30 years, providing outstanding service in all areas of family law. Here, we have taken a moment to answer some of the questions that we frequently hear from our prospective clients.

What are the different methods of divorce?

There are three different approaches for a divorce:

  1. Negotiation: Spouses sit down and negotiate solutions regarding their major issues.
  2. Mediation: A neutral mediator facilitates mutually satisfactory outcomes on the divorce issues.
  3. Litigation: Both sides appear before a judge who issues a binding final verdict.

Negotiation and mediation can save time and money, but they only work if you can cooperate with your ex. Litigation is the better option if you have major disagreements on your issues.

What is separate property and what is marital property?

Separate property is any property or assets that a spouse owns before the marriage. Marital property refers to the property or assets acquired after the marriage, with a few exceptions – for example, inheritances.

How does North Carolina determine child support?

Family law courts issue child support orders based on a formula whose factors include:

  • The number of children
  • The number of days the children spend in your custody
  • Gross income

Granted, the court can also weigh other factors such as the child’s health care needs and the noncustodial parent’s existing child support obligations.

Do I need to hire a family law attorney?

You always have the option of tackling a family legal problem on your own. However, this is not always wise, as the court system is very complex. If your former partner has their own lawyer, you will automatically be at a disadvantage. Hiring representation from the get-go ensures that you have someone to protect your rights, persuasively state your case and explain your options to you.

More Questions? Ask Our Attorneys.

Having a challenging legal issue on your hands can seem overwhelming. When you work with Buzzard Law Firm, we give you cohesive answers and do everything we can to let you know what to expect. Call 910-808-4069 or send us an email to set up an initial consultation with our family law attorneys.