North Carolina Divorce Attorney
The decision to file for divorce is never an easy one. The legal process can be accompanied by feelings of frustration, anger and confusion. However, having an experienced family law attorney by your side can ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible.
The family law team at Bagwell Holt Smith P.A. knows that this is a difficult time for any family. A divorce lawyer from our firm will help ensure that your parental and financial rights are protected. We can help you address issues during the separation period which may affect the terms of your divorce. Our firm offers comprehensive family law representation for clients throughout the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Contact us for information about how we can help your family work through divorce issues.
Property Division Issues
Typically courts require that assets are divided according to what is known as equitable distribution. When it comes to dividing the family's finances, there are often issues as to what qualifies as marital property for purposes of division under these guidelines. We can help you understand what the court will and won't consider to be marital property.
Child Custody Claims
As a parent, it's important that you are still able to play a role in your child's life following your divorce. We help ensure that you are able to maintain your relationship with your child. Whether you are seeking sole or joint custody, or participating in visitations, we have the ability to aggressively represent you but still work to minimize the adverse effects that these battles can have on your family. We understand that the courts will seek to do what is in the best interest of your child. Your side of the story should be heard.
Child Support and Spousal Support
Questions as to post-separation financial support for your child and your spouse may not arise in every divorce case, but when they do, they can be extremely combative. While the court uses guidelines to make these determinations, there is some leeway when it comes to payment amounts. We do our best to make sure that your rights are protected when it comes to child support and spousal support, also called alimony. If your circumstances change, we can pursue a modification of the support obligations.
Complex Marital and Divorce Issues
We understand that many divorce situations are not straightforward. Challenging litigation issues may be involved. Our experienced legal team can help determine if you have any civil claims for marital torts. These claims might address alienation of affection or criminal conversation.
We can also help you obtain legal protection for yourself or your child if your situation involves domestic violence. We will act aggressively to ensure you have the protections that are available when you have concerns about physical, emotional or psychological abuse.
Sometimes clients consider annulment as an alternative to divorce. We can help you determine whether annulment is appropriate in your situation.
The attorneys at Bagwell Hold Smith Jones & Crowson, P.A. make sure that you have all the information you need to make decisions about your family’s future. Contact us for guidance throughout your divorce case.