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One of the many services that a family law attorney from Charles R. Ullman & Associates provides for clients is handling the paperwork involved in a divorce. While you focus on your family and yourself, we focus on making sure that all pleadings and forms are accurately filed in a timely manner. Our goal is to remove as much stress as possible from the divorce process.
To learn more about the steps and paperwork that our attorneys handle for clients throughout Raleigh and surrounding areas, please read the brief description below. You can also call (888) 975-0406 or filling out our online form.
North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state. This means you can divorce without showing that either spouse caused the marriage to end. The process, however, is not as simple as that may sound. For instance, filing for a divorce can involve extensive paperwork, including:
There is more to filing for divorce than filling out the necessary forms. As the Wake County Clerk of Court explains in a package of sample forms and instructions on its website, the information does not cover child support, child custody, distribution of property or spousal support. These matters must be worked out as part of the divorce process as well. However, an attorney from Charles R. Ullman & Associates can provide assistance in those areas.
As you file for a divorce, your case will progress through certain stages or “steps.” The following is a breakdown of those stages:
Eventually, a judge will hear your divorce and enter a judgment that grants the dissolution of your marriage. If there are no matters to be contested, the judge may enter a summary judgment in which he or she accepts your separation agreement and grants the terms of divorce that you and your spouse have agreed upon.If disputes remain, you and your spouse – and possibly others – may provide testimony at your divorce hearing. One the judge has heard testimony, reviewed evidence, etc., he or she will make a decision for your final divorce orders that she or he thinks is best for everyone involved.The judge’s decision seals your settlement agreement (possibly as modified by the judge) as a binding contract. All questions about alimony, asset division, child custody and child support are answered and settled. (The court can modify the divorce terms later if evidence shows it is not proper, but this is an additional legal matter.)
Because the judge has final say over the terms of your divorce, it is better for you, your spouse and all members of your family if you can appear at the hearing with a settlement agreement that both spouses endorse. This is not always easy.
At Charles R. Ullman & Associates, we are skilled and experienced negotiators. We will work diligently to protect your rights and interests as an agreement is developed.
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