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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CHARLOTTE DIVORCE LAWYERS ANSWERING ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

  • Do I have to get my spouse to agree to a divorce before I can file?

    No. Your spouse does not have to agree to a divorce. In North Carolina, it is only necessary for one of the spouses to want to dissolve the marriage. You do have to live separate and apart from your spouse for one year and have been a resident of the state for at least six months. Once those requirements are fulfilled, you can serve your spouse with the divorce papers.

  • What does an “absolute divorce” do?

    In North Carolina, an absolute divorce dissolves your marriage. It allows you to marry someone else. It does not, however, settle other issues that you may not have agreed upon with your spouse. Issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, and how to divide your marital property and debts will all need to be resolved as well. You should discuss these issues with one of our Charlotte divorce lawyers before you start your divorce action so that you do not wind up waiving your rights in regards to them.

  • Will the court favor my wife over me when it comes to the custody of our child?

    No. Courts do not presume that a mother will automatically be a better parent simply because of her sex. If both parents are fit, the court will decide custody based on what is best for the child.

  • I want to have the child custody order modified. How do I do that?

    In general, you will have to demonstrate to the court that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred on the part of you or your ex-spouse that would justify the modification.

  • How long do child support payments last?

    Generally speaking, a parent is required to provide child support until the child graduates from high school or turns 18, whichever occurs last. In cases where the child is still in secondary school after the age of 18, child support must continue until the age of 20.

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  • “Kate Rech knows what she’s doing… fantastic! Keep it up!”

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  • “Kate is a true professional that is personable, organized, efficient, extremely competent, and is committed to helping throughout the entire process from start to finish.”

    Former Client
  • “I would highly recommend her for any of your legal needs in Charlotte – she is a cut above the rest!”

    Former Client
  • “Kate Rech was not only professional and thorough but had excellent in court presence that came through for me time and time again.”

    Former Client
  • “Kate’s attention to detail, speed, attitude, and ability to adapt to new situations as they came up were invaluable assets that helped my divorce proceed smoothly.”

    Former Client
  • “She is willing to go above and beyond for her clients, making sure their questions and concerns are addressed at every step of the process.”

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  • “Katie Gilbert was so professional, personable, and responsive that I knew that she was the one that I wanted to partner with for my legal needs.”

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