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Equitable distribution attorneys

Marriages involve a lot of STUFF: vehicles, houses, bank accounts, household appliances and furniture, your movie collection, and much, much more. While most people assume divorce means splitting all of your possessions 50/50, that’s not always the case. An equitable distribution attorney can help steer you through the court’s distribution of your marital property, ensuring you receive a fair share.

The divorce attorneys at Dozier Miller can also serve you as equitable distribution attorneys, meaning you’ll have one lawyer through the entire divorce process.

Our business and financial sense are invaluable when negotiation for the fair distribution of a marital estate. We’ll negotiate on your behalf as the courts consider all the factors involved in equitable distribution, from your contribution to marital assets to the length of your marriage.

We’ll counsel you on the best approach to equitable distribution, and help you determine if an “interim distribution” is in order to help you cover expenses during separation. We can also answer any and all questions you have about what property is excluded from the equitable distribution process, and what exceptions apply to your unique situation.

DIVORCE LAW

No matter what causes it, the end of a marriage is an emotionally devastating event made more complex by North Carolina’s complicated filing processes. We recommend consulting one of our attorneys before you even discuss divorce.

CHILD SUPPORT

We’ve got experience on both sides of child support cases, which gives us excellent perspective. We’ll ensure your rights are protected while we work toward the best solution for your child.

CHILD CUSTODY

Divorce is emotionally challenging for adults; for kids, it can be crushing. We advocate swift, peaceful resolutions so kids can regain stability post-divorce. We’ll walk you through the benefits and challenges of each custody scenario to find the one that best serves you and your children.

ALIMONY

For many people, considering a divorce also means taking a hard look at your financial situation, and wondering how it may change if you end your marriage. Our divorce attorneys are well versed in all the financial aspects of ending a marriage, and their experience negotiating spousal support and alimony means you don’t need a separate alimony lawyer.

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

Marriages involve a lot of STUFF: vehicles, houses, bank accounts, household appliances and furniture, your movie collection, and much, much more. While most people assume divorce means splitting all of your possessions 50/50, that’s not always the case. An equitable distribution attorney can help steer you through the court’s distribution of your marital property, ensuring you receive a fair share.

SEPARATION AGREEMENTS

In North Carolina, a divorce is a two-step process: at least 365 days of separation followed by the absolute divorce. We’ll advise you on the tough questions and help you draft agreements so nothing is left open to multiple interpretations.

PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS

At its core, marriage is a contract between two people. We encourage you and your fiancé to consider the benefits of outlining expectations ahead of your union.

Initial consultation

Fill this form out to schedule an initial legal consultation. The attorneys at Dozier Miller Law Group value taking the time to thoroughly discuss your unique legal challenges. Our lawyers represent many areas of expertise, but if we don’t have the service you need, we’ll help you find an expert whose skills match your situation.

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