Western North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Pursue Positive Results
Experienced Asheville firm provides strong counsel when a marriage ends
Deciding to end a marriage can be emotionally devastating, but that stress can be alleviated when you entrust the legal aspects of your divorce to an experienced attorney. At The Moore Law Office, PLLC in Asheville, our lawyers have a half century of combined experience safeguarding the rights of divorcing spouses. We will guide you through each step of the divorce process, addressing issues such as child custody, property division and alimony, and tailor a strategy suited to your specific goals and values. Though no one looks forward to divorce, we are dedicated to helping husbands and wives start a new chapter in the best possible position.
Knowledgeable attorneys advise on a full range of matrimonial law issues
What most jurisdictions refer to simply as “divorce” is called “absolute divorce” in North Carolina. This means that the marriage is permanently dissolved. We can advise you on any legal issue pertaining to your breakup, including:
- Grounds — In most cases, divorces are usually granted on a no-fault basis after the parties have lived apart for at least one year. Incurable insanity can also be used as a legal justification.
- Separation — North Carolina does not have a formal legal separation process. Parties are considered separated from the date that they begin living apart as long as they do not intend to reunite.
- Alimony — State law lists 16 factors that courts can use when deciding whether alimony should be awarded, how much should be granted, and how long it should last. We look at each one of these factors as well as other information to give you the best chance at a fair outcome.
- Property division — Marital assets and debts are allocated according to the principle of equitable distribution. This means that a court determines what is a fair division based on reviewing the parties’ earning ability, contributions and other factors. Our firm helps to ensure that judges are given all relevant information and that specific assets are properly classified as marital or separate property.
Our firm gives divorcing spouses the chance to assess their situation in a relaxed manner during an initial consultation.
Effective advocates represent parents in child custody disputes
No family law objective is more important than securing safe, healthy environments where children can thrive. When a divorce occurs, it is always better for parents to resolve child custody matters without leaving decisions to the court. Unfortunately, amicable resolutions are not always possible. When custody disputes exist, our lawyers conduct a thorough review so that we can propose a solution that serves the child’s best interests based on North Carolina law.
Contact a dedicated North Carolina divorce lawyer for an initial consultation
The Moore Law Office, PLLC represents clients in divorces and other family law matters. To learn more about our firm, please call 828-333-4796 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Asheville office.