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Union County Divorce Attorney

Focus on Divorce and Family Law Matters

The process of divorce is never easy, and many issues can be in contention. At Collins Family Law Group we are committed to making the process of divorce as simple and smooth as possible. There are technical rules that govern divorce in our state. All dissolutions of marriage go through periods of drafting, filing and serving legal documents. Our firm has over 20 years of experience, and is focused on the practice of family law. Our firm represents individuals on a wide range of divorce matters, from the simple to the complex.

Our founding attorney is a certified Superior Court mediator in North Carolina as well as a member of the Estates & Trusts section and Family Law section of North Carolina's bar association. When you retain our Union County divorce lawyer from our firm, you gain representation from an attorney who has the legal skills to protect your rights and interests.

The court requires that the core issues of your divorce be resolved in accordance with the law. These include child custody, child support, division of assets, distribution of property and spousal support. Divorces are as diverse as the individuals involved and there is no one method that will work best for everyone.

In some cases, it may be necessary to negotiate a separation agreement. This allows a person to stay legally married but live separately, and outlines the responsibilities and duties of each person during the period of separation. A separation agreement involves no waiting period, and can later become the terms of your divorce agreement if the relationship cannot be repaired. Some couples may choose to have a legal separation agreement in place rather than a divorce due to religious beliefs, or to keep health insurances in place, or when there is hope that the marriage could be restored after a period of separation.

Contested Divorce and Uncontested Divorce

Our firm provides counsel in both contested divorce and uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce there is no need to go to court, as both parties are in agreement about the terms of the divorce. Our Union County divorce lawyer will help you with all the details, and file all paperwork to get the final approval from the court. Uncontested divorces are more private, less contentious, faster and less expensive than contested divorces. A mutual agreement on key divorce issues is drafted and then submitted to the court for final approval.

When the situation cannot be resolved so easily, as the two parties cannot come to an agreement on the major issues, it will be necessary to take the case to trial for a decision. In such a case, it is imperative that your lawyer is fully prepared to present a convincing case to the court. The issues that are usually contested are related to finances and children – property division and custody. The attorney representing your spouse will be presenting evidence to the court to support his or her demands. Our duty is to bring your side of the story to the court, with as much supporting evidence as is possible. The decisions made by the court will affect you and your family for many years to come. We have the knowledge and proven skills to aggressively pursue your objectives in court, and to fight for your interests in matters regarding support, custody and property and debt division.

Our legal team can assist in all types of divorce and family law matters, including the modern option of a collaborative divorce. In a collaborative divorce we work together with you, your spouse and his or her attorney to come to an agreement about all of the key issues. All of the parties engaged in the process of collaborative divorce are required operate with the agreement that everything possible will be done to work together and get these issues resolved. All parties are required to sign a participation agreement for the collaborative divorce process to move forward. The fundamental principle of a collaborative divorce is that the process will be focused on the interests of both spouses, and is a collaborative effort -- not adversarial. Couples who hope to avoid litigation and a trial, but need help to get the issues sorted out, can engage in this process. The final divorce agreement is often better, and less likely to cause problems in the future, as both parties have been intimately involved in the process.

Our firm has the qualifications to assist you in any type of divorce, including high net worth cases that appear to be destined for court. From a simple divorce to the most complex, our divorce lawyer is professional, compassionate and skilled in court when litigation is your only option. Call today for more information about how we can help you in your divorce.

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