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Legal Separation in Charlotte, Weddington & the Surrounding Areas

In North Carolina, part of the divorce process requires that a couple becomes legally separated for one year before they are allowed to file a lawsuit to end their marriage. In many cases, it is beneficial and advisable to create a separation agreement that dictates the terms of your separation and ultimately divorce. This allows for a divorce process that may be less stressful, less time-consuming, and less expensive.

As a divorce and family law firm in North Carolina, we at Epperson Law Group, PLLC know what it takes to draft legally sound separation agreements that address our clients’ needs, interests, and goals. From our offices in Boone and Weddington, we represent clients across Charlotte and the surrounding areas in North Carolina. Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined legal and trial experience. We know the courts, the judges, and the opposing counsel. We apply this knowledge to benefit our clients.

What Is Legal Separation?

According to North Carolina’s separation laws:

  • You must be legally separated for one year before you may file a lawsuit for divorce.
  • You and your spouse must live in two different residences with the intent to not remain married.
  • You do not need to establish a separation agreement to be legally separated.
  • You may file a lawsuit for custody, child support, alimony, or division of property and debt at any time during your separation.
  • In the event that you reconcile, you must begin a new one-year separation period.

Unfortunately, many couples who wish to begin their one-year legal separation may face a financial hardship if they cannot afford two residences. While there may not be an easy answer, it is worth consulting with a divorce lawyer who can explain options of which you may not be aware.

Our Charlotte Attorneys Can Guide You Through the Separation Process

At Epperson Law Group, PLLC, we help address all of the legal aspects of separation leading up to divorce. If you are considering divorce, you should contact our firm before you or your spouse begin your separation period and prior to signing any form of separation agreement.

Our Charlotte family lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice and ensure your rights are protected before, during, and after your legal separation. While we advocate for negotiated and mediated solutions, we are fully prepared to litigate on your behalf if we cannot secure a separation agreement with the desired terms.

Contact our firm today at (704) 200-9278 to arrange a consultation.

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