Orange County, NC Divorce Attorney
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Whether by consensus or not, ending a marriage can be both emotionally and financially difficult. Browner Law, PLLC can work with you to establish reasonable goals in the divorce process and then achieve them as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our goal is simple: to protect you, your rights, and your future.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our Orange County divorce attorney by calling (919) 887-8662.
Where to Start with the Divorce Process?
First, although it may be hard to address, begin to protect yourself. Limit any conversations regarding finances or commitments for the future and secure your finances and assets. You should also be sure to document all interactions with your spouse regarding finances, treatment, and assets.
If you had an extramarital affair, talk to an attorney before discussing it with your spouse when possible. If you have children under the age of 18, you should familiarize yourself with North Carolina’s child custody laws and the process you may have to navigate.
At Browner Law, PLLC, we require a $100 fee for your first consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss the facts of your case and lay out a basic framework of how you may wish to proceed. From there, we can discuss your options moving forward.
What to Do When Divorce Is Inevitable
If divorce is inevitable, the next step will be to retain counsel and begin to build a plan. This will require a deposit based on the projected complexity and length of your case.
North Carolina law requires you to be separated from your spouse for a year before a petition for divorce can be filed. You must also have lived in North Carolina for a minimum of six months. If possible, you should consult with our divorce lawyer in Hillsborough before moving out of the marital home since this may impact alimony and other factors. That said, your safety should come first if there is violence in the home.
When you are ready to move forward, your case will be filed and the legal process will begin. This may include depositions, motions to obtain evidence or establish facts, and a timeline. If the case is simple and amicable, the process can be completed relatively quickly. If not, it can take some time—but usually not more than several months.
During your divorce, we can address the many issues that may arise, including:
Take the First Step in Your Orange County Divorce
If you are considering filing for divorce, it is in your best interest to retain a competent family lawyer. Our divorce attorney in Hillsborough has nearly two decades of experience to put to work for you.
Call our Orange County divorce firm today at (919) 887-8662!
No two cases are the same and you will never be treated as such.
We take the time to understand your case. We will educate and prepare you for what is to come.
Our clients are like family; we are with them every step of the way.
Our founding attorney has nearly two decades of legal experience.