At its core, marriage is a contract between two people. It’s only natural to have expectations as to your personal rights and obligations, and your rights to marital property and assets. But if you don’t make those expectations known and discuss them with your soon-to-be spouse, you have little reason to believe they’ll be met. That’s where a premarital agreement — also known as a prenuptial or “prenup” agreement — can come in handy.
You may feel that a premarital agreement is a negative approach to marriage… that it’s planning for the end before you’ve even begun. But we encourage you and your fiancé to consider the benefits of outlining expectations ahead of your union. You can discuss and outline terms that are agreeable to you both, and you’ll be doing it from a more emotionally sound place than you might during a dispute or separation.
While a premarital agreements lawyer is incredibly helpful in making sure your agreement is legally sound and binding, we encourage you to discuss some basic terms with your fiancé prior to having a draft prepared. This not only ensures you’re in agreement and no one will be surprised by the terms, but also makes the process more personalized and cost-efficient. You and your fiancé know best what your expectations for your relationship are; your Dozier Miller team knows best how to legally formalize them.
As your premarital agreement attorneys, we’ll answer any questions you have, draft a solid, fair and legally sound premarital agreement (or review the one your fiancé had drafted), and be ready to help you enforce the contract once signed. Our good standing among our family law peers means we’ll be in a good position to consult and negotiate with your fiancé’s premarital agreement lawyer, keeping everyone on positive, friendly terms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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