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Pitfalls In Divorce We Will Help You Avoid

Ending a marriage is not only an emotional process. It is also a complex legal process. Seemingly small details can be missed if you go through the divorce process with a less than competent lawyer. Without the help of an experienced and accomplished North Carolina family law attorney, you may risk permanently losing some of your rights, which will significantly affect the rest of your life and possibly your children's lives as well.

At Epperson Law PLLC, we will protect your rights as you make informed decisions and go through the divorce process with our guidance. Each of our attorneys possesses an in-depth understanding of the complex and nuanced aspects of family law, and each has 24 years of legal experience in North Carolina.

Protecting Your Rights Confidently And Comprehensively

These are some examples of common legal mistakes or pitfalls an individual can make when ending a marriage:

  1. If your divorce is granted before a claim for alimony is filed, the lesser earning spouse will lose the right to seek and receive spousal support, and the higher earning spouse will no longer have any obligations to pay it.
  2. If your divorce is granted before an order for the equitable division of property, you may have to seek a petition to partition from the court in order to force one party to sell property. This can be an expensive consequence to not planning ahead, as there will be realtor and attorney's fees along with the possibility of having to pay an unwanted mortgage for a period of time.
  3. If you do not respond to a divorce lawsuit within 30 days, you may lose your right to contest it or address important issues associated with the order.
  4. If you do not respond to a domestic violence complaint within 10 days, the claimant can file a notice of default and you may lose your rights to defend your position, which will affect your parental rights, custody rights and more.
  5. If you post incriminating messages, photos, videos or even an abundance of photos of your children on social media accounts during your divorce, any of these could have detrimental effects on your case, even if your spouse cannot see the posts.

Regardless of timelines or deadlines, your children will never lose their right to child support. In addition, as a parent, you will not lose your right to child custody or parenting time unless you pose a significant risk to the safety of your children.

There are numerous family law pitfalls to be aware of as you proceed through divorce. Each individual will face a variety of different circumstances and challenges in divorce. It is important to speak with a family law attorney who can relate to your needs and goals whether your divorce will be simple, complex, contested, uncontested or involves high net worth matters.

Serving clients in the areas of Union County, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Boone and throughout North Carolina, we are available to speak with you 24/7.