What Is Legal Separation In North Carolina?

At Miller & Illikainen, one question we commonly hear from many of our clients is if they can get a "legal separation." In North Carolina, there is no such thing as a legal separation except when referring to a divorce.

If you contact our law firm in Fayetteville for a consultation, our lawyers can walk you through the process of what legal separation means here in North Carolina. With nearly 40 years of combined legal experience, there are few law firms in the area that can provide you with more effective family law representation.

We Can Explain The Law And Give You The Knowledge You Need To Make Informed Choices

Here in North Carolina, to get a divorce you and your spouse must be separated for a year before the divorce can be final. Unlike in some states, separated in North Carolina means living in different residences. It does not mean moving down the hall to the guest bedroom.

That is all there is to it. Many couples, fearing that a divorce will cost too much time and money, have put off divorcing. Our divorce attorneys can answer all of your questions about the legal process and what to expect. Our goal is to give you the information you need so that you make the right choices that protect your interests now and in the future.

If you decide to put off divorce but live in separate residences, you and your spouse may be interested in negotiating a separation agreement, which is similar to a divorce agreement. If you make that choice, we can help you craft an agreement that meets your unique needs.

Contact Us To Learn More About Divorce And Separation

We understand that everyone going through some type of family law dispute will have questions. Because there is no such thing as "legal separation" in North Carolina, you will likely have many questions if you have been thinking about getting one.

You can contact us at Miller & Illikainen, either online or by calling 910-401-2280 or 888-580-6091 to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers. We are looking forward to helping you.