Fuquay-Varina Divorce Lawyer
Charles R. Ullman & Associates provides compassionate legal assistance to individuals in Fuquay-Varina and surrounding areas including Holly Springs, Apex, and Cary who need help resolving family law matters including separation, divorce, child support, and property distribution. The decision to end a marriage is always difficult. If you are considering hiring a divorce lawyer, you are likely going through a stressful time. You may have questions about how to negotiate custody of your child or the division of marital property and debts. You need an understanding attorney who will listen to your concerns and provide trusted guidance to help you move forward with your life.
Charles R. Ullman, a North Carolina native, has focused his legal practice solely on family law issues for more than 20 years. He is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by North Carolina State Bar and leads a dedicated family law team. If you are considering divorce lawyers who serve Fuquay-Varina, consider Charles R. Ullman & Associates. Family law and divorce work are the only types of legal work that Charles R. Ullman & Associates does. From our law office in Raleigh, the family law attorneys serve clients in Fuquay-Varina and throughout Wake County.
Types of Family Law Issues Our Legal Team Handles
The attorneys at Charles R. Ullman & Associates represent clients in matters involving:
If you live in Fuquay-Varina or surrounding areas such as Willow Springs or Holly Springs, you would file the petition for obtaining a legal separation in Wake County District Court. You and your spouse will need to agree on issues to be included in a legally binding separation agreement. We can help you work through the many issues involved in a legal separation. If you are seeking a separation, you should seek guidance from a knowledgeable divorce attorney who can prepare your claim and protect your interests.
There are several legal concepts regarding divorce particular to North Carolina that you should understand before deciding how to proceed. Whether your divorce will include mediation, arbitration, a collaborative process or a court proceeding, our experienced divorce attorneys can guide you through the process and stand beside you every step of the way.
Parents have certain rights and responsibilities regarding the care of their child. As part of a divorce, the parents may have joint custody of a child, or one parent may have sole legal custody. Child custody can be a highly charged issue, and having an attorney advocating on your behalf can help. A Family Law judge may make a determination of custody based on the best interests of the child if the parents cannot reach an agreement about child custody out of court.
Whether or not you have custody of your child, you will need to work out an arrangement regarding child support. If your financial circumstances change, you may need to modify a child support agreement. Our attorneys can help you understand the advantages of various child support agreements.
One party may ask for financial support, also known as alimony, from the other as part of a divorce. Typically, spousal support is granted when one spouse has been financially dependent on the other during the course of a marriage. It is important to have a knowledgeable divorce lawyer consider the implications of divorce for your financial future and negotiate a fair financial arrangement for you. Alimony is entirely separate from child support.
Division of Assets
As part of a divorce, assets acquired during your marriage are divided. There are specific steps regarding the division of marital property and several possible approaches. We can explain the process of equitable distribution of assets, review your assets and take the steps needed to protect your financial rights.
If you have experienced domestic violence including bodily harm, fear of bodily harms, rape or sexual assault, it is important to protect yourself. Our attorneys can explain the types of restraining orders that North Carolina courts issue and help you protect yourself and your family. Our knowledgeable domestic abuse attorneys have helped numerous clients in Fuquay-Varina and throughout Wake County.
The consequences of any divorce are serious and far-reaching, including support of your child and tax consequences. You need an experienced Wake County divorce lawyer who will take the time to understand your circumstances and develop a plan that protects you and your family. Attorney Charles R. Ullman is ready to assist. Whatever your family law needs, Charles R. Ullman & Associates has the experience to help you.
At Charles R. Ullman & Associates, we care about making the communities we serve better places to live and raise families. We have been supporters of Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization to promote preservation of Fuquay’s historic areas.
Wake County Family Court
Family law matters involving Fuquay-Varina residents are handled by the Family Court judges and staff at the Wake County Courthouse. Wake Family Court judges have special training to handle issues related to child custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, equitable distribution of property, and termination of parental rights. The Wake County Family Courts use N.C. Child Custody mediators as impartial third parties to help parents reach agreement on a parenting agreement that will offer the best care for their children.
Seeking a Restraining Order in Fuquay-Varina to Stop Domestic Abuse
If you reside in Fuquay-Varina and are facing threats, physical abuse or sexual abuse from a spouse, parent, dating partner, or acquaintance, you may seek a restraining order to stop the abuse. Restraining orders, also known as domestic violence protection orders, are part of North Carolina laws to prevent domestic violence. You will need to file a complaint at the Wake County Courthouse to obtain a protective order.
To do so, go to Courtroom 5A between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and give your complaint form to the deputy working that courtroom. The deputy will give the paperwork to the courtroom clerk. The judge will call you to the stand, and you will be asked to testify about the sworn complaint that you have filed.
Domestic Violence Clerk
Wake County Courthouse
Fifth Floor, Room 527
316 Fayetteville Street
Our family law attorneys have helped numerous residents of Fuquay-Varina and southern Wake County obtain 50B restraining orders. Here is a copy of the protective order complaint form.
There are two types of protective orders that our family law attorneys help clients seek. The type that is most suitable for you will depend on your particular situation. If you have a personal relationship with the abuser, you can request a 50B order or Domestic Violence Protective Order. If you are facing unwanted sexual advances or threats from an acquaintance or a stalker, you can seek a Civil No-Contact order. In either situation, the judge may order the abuser to pay your attorney’s fees. If you are uncertain about what type of evidence you will need to obtain a protective order, schedule a confidential consultation with our family law attorneys to learn how we can help.
Fuquay Varina Domestic Violence Services
InterAct of Wake County is a non-profit United Way agency that provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Fuquay-Varina and throughout Wake County
InterAct Family Safety and Empowerment Center
1012 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605
Domestic Violence 24-Hour Crisis Line
866-291-0855 toll free
866-291-0853 toll free
866-291-0854 toll free
Fuquay-Varina and Wake County Law Enforcement
If a domestic dispute has gotten out of hand and you need emergency assistance in Fuquay-Varina, call 9-1-1. If you need non-emergency law enforcement assistance with a domestic matter, contact:
Fuquay-Varina Police Department
114 N. Main St.
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Non-Emergency Assistance 919-552-3191
Wake County Sheriff’s Department
330 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27602
Emergency Living Assistance
605 Bridge Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Previously called Fuquay Family Aid, FACES provides emergency financial assistance, information and referral to local residents of Fuquay-Varina (27526) and Willow Spring who are in crisis situations related to shelter, utilities, medications and other essential needs. FACES, which is located in the St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, takes applications for assistance on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Our Fuquay-Varina Family Law Attorneys Are Ready to Help
If you need help with a family law matter, the legal team at Charles R. Ullman & Associates is ready to help. We represent clients in Fuquay-Varina and southern Wake County. Please do not hesitate in contacting us. Our dedicated family lawyers have a detailed understanding of North Carolina family law. We can help you work through the difficult decisions involving the dissolution of a marriage and move forward with your life.