Solving Family Law Issues In Charlotte

Many people facing an issue such as divorce think it is inevitable that they will end up in a costly and adversarial courtroom proceeding. In reality, there are options such as negotiation, mediation and collaboration to help you achieve your goals outside of court. As your lawyer, I can help you build a strategy that protects your interests, your finances and your emotions.

I am Mary V. Carrigan, a family law attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina, with almost 30 years of legal experience. When you first meet with me at my law office, we will discuss how divorce and family law matters are handled under North Carolina law. We will then work together to create a plan for resolving your family law issues in a manner that works toward your objectives outside of court through negotiation, mediation and collaboration.

I handle all types of family law issues including:

  • Divorce : Divorce is never an easy decision to make, but if your marriage is ending and feel that pursuing a separation and divorce is the best option, I can help you achieve your goals with a minimum of conflict.
  • Separation agreement : A separation agreement is a private contract between a husband and wife that memorializes their settlement.
  • Marital property division : It is important to know your rights when it comes to property division in divorce.
  • Spousal support : Spousal support is typically decided by negotiations after marital property is divided.
  • Child custody : When children are involved, the issues of child custody, child support and visitation can become difficult if there are disagreements.

North Carolina Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

For parties who wish to enter into prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, there are important decisions to make about what will become marital property and what will remain separate property. In North Carolina, anything purchased after marriage is considered marital property unless it is designated differently in a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements can also set out or determine if there is going to be alimony available if the marriage ends.

By resolving issues ahead of time, you can remove the uncertainties of what could happen in divorce. Prenuptial agreements can also help to protect the rights of children from a previous marriage with regard to wills and trusts and decisions about their future.

Learn More | Call Mary V. Carrigan, Attorney At Law

Scheduling an appointment with me does not mean you will need to immediately take action. You can call me to gather more information and discuss your options. I charge a flat fee of $100 for a one-hour initial consultation to discuss your goals.

To learn more about your options, call 704-333-8855 to schedule a consultation.