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Understanding Divorce And Property Division

One of the most difficult decisions a person will ever have to make in his or her life is to file for divorce. No matter how long you and your spouse were married, you have built a life together. The choice to end the relationship is a major step, and it is important that you are prepared for the process and for the changes that will result once the divorce is official.

The attorneys at Stewart, Schmidlin, Bullock & Gourley, PLLC, have over four decades of combined legal experience helping families prepare for divorce. We represent clients throughout Johnston County, including the communities of Smithfield, Benson and Clayton.

Protecting Your Interests In Negotiation And Litigation

At our firm, you will work directly with an experienced lawyer who is committed to helping you obtain results. We listen to you, so that we are able to know exactly what is most important to you, and then we devise a strategy that keeps these concerns as our main focus throughout your case. We help with all steps of your North Carolina divorce, including:

  • Finding an equitable division of the marital property belonging to you and your spouse, including your home and retirement accounts

  • Calculating the appropriate child support and spousal support payments
  • Determining an appropriate child custody and parenting time arrangement

The more property that you and your spouse have accumulated during the divorce, the more difficult it may be for you to find an agreement without going to court. We exhaust all possible options before litigation, but we are ready in the event that your case goes to trial. We know how to uncover hidden business assets or self-employment income so that a fair division of the property is possible.

Some couples think that they have no assets to divide, and therefore they are able to handle their divorces on their own without speaking to an attorney. This is a serious mistake, because even if you and your spouse have no assets, you will still have debt. You do not want to be the one responsible for paying your ex-spouse’s credit card debt, car payments or other expenses after the divorce has been finalized.

Results Matter. Choose Your Counsel Wisely.

Before you make any agreements with your spouse, know your rights. To schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns with our Smithfield divorce and property division attorneys, please call us at 919-989-8900 or send us an email using our contact form.