Charlotte Divorce Attorneys

Providing Couples with Assistance Navigating the Process of Dissolution

At Jetton & Meredith, PLLC, our clients are our priority. With decades of experience and an unwavering dedication to our clients’ success, we are here to help you navigate your divorce with the support you deserve.

To obtain a divorce in North Carolina, you will need to meet certain state requirements and follow legal processes before the court can dissolve your marriage. To ensure your rights are protected, it would be beneficial to consult with an experienced attorney.

If you require legal assistance while you navigate a divorce, contact us online. We offer a unique, tailored approach to each case. 

How Do You File for Divorce in North Carolina?

To file for a divorce in the state, you and your spouse must have lived separately and apart for at least one year. During this time, it is common for both parties to enter into a separation agreement to clearly dictate how matters such as child custody, spousal support, and additional other factors will be address during this time.

There is a residency requirement to file for a divorce as well. At least one spouse must have lived in the state for at least 6 months. Once the divorce paperwork is filed with the court, the other spouse has 30 days to respond.

Divorce Statistics

According to the US Census, marriage and divorce rates have decreased over the past twenty years. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are 3.1 divorces for every 1,000 residents in North Carolina.

Is North Carolina an Equitable Distribution State?

North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, which means all martial property will be divided in a fair manner between both parties. There are some statutory factors that could affect how equitable distribution is divided, such as if one spouse engages in wasteful dissipation of martial assets.

How Long Does a Divorce Take?

Once you serve your spouse divorce papers, there is a 30-day waiting period before the divorce can be finalized. As such, you could get divorced in as little as 45-90 days; however, if the divorce is contested this could be much longer.

How Divorce Attorneys Help

Divorce attorneys help individuals navigate the complexities that come with dissolving a marriage, serving as important allies throughout the process. Beyond just legal representation, divorce attorneys support and guide their clients through emotionally turbulent times. With expertise in family law, they ensure that the rights and interests of their clients are fiercely protected, whether in negotiation or in the courtroom. Your divorce attorney can significantly impact the emotional well-being of your family, aiming for resolutions that minimize conflict and promote the interests of all parties involved.

Methods Used by Divorce Lawyers to Assist Clients

  • Legal Consultation and Advice: Providing knowledgeable counsel on divorce laws, rights, and obligations to help clients make informed decisions.
  • Mediation Services: Facilitating negotiations between parties to reach amicable settlement agreements on contentious issues like child custody and property division.
  • Preparation and Filing of Legal Documents: Ensuring that all required paperwork is accurately prepared and filed with the court to avoid unnecessary delays.
  • Representation in Court: Advocating on behalf of clients in court hearings and trials, especially in contested divorce cases where agreements cannot be reached outside of court.
  • Child Custody and Support Arrangements: Negotiating terms that serve the best interests of the children involved, focusing on custody, visitation rights, and financial support.
  • Spousal Support Agreements: Working to secure fair spousal support arrangements, considering the financial standing and needs of both parties.
  • Division of Marital Assets and Debts: Assisting in the equitable distribution of marital property and liabilities, taking into account the complexities of commingled assets.
  • Post-Divorce Modifications: Helping clients with post-judgment modifications to custody, support, and other orders as life circumstances change.
  • Protective Orders: In situations of domestic violence, obtaining protective orders to ensure the safety and well-being of clients and their children.

Divorce lawyers aim to streamline the legal process, reduce stress and uncertainty, and strive for outcomes that align with their clients' goals and future well-being.

Reasons Why You Should Hire an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

Going through a divorce is emotional and taxing. Hiring a lawyer who will help you file your paperwork properly, represent your best interests, and advocate to protect you throughout the process, is one of the best steps you can take during this time.

Our experienced attorneys can help you work through any issues that might arise during this transition and promise to support you if any matter gets contentious. We take a personalized approach to each divorce case. Whether you are seeking an amicable divorce or require zealous advocacy for a litigated divorce in court, we have the experience and knowledge to help.

To get started on your divorce case in Charlotte, NC, call us at (704) 931-5535 or contact us online.

Client Testimonials*

The Opinions that Matter Most
    "Fabulous lawyer, highly recommend for any family law cases!!"
    Prompt, thorough, understanding and knowledgeable, are only a few of the adjectives that describe Jetton & Meredith. Fabulous lawyers, highly recommend for any family law cases!!
    - Former Client
    "A True Professional"
    Eric Meredith represented me during what turned out to be a lengthy divorce settlement. During the first meeting, he fully explained the process ahead and answered all my questions and concerns. I still remember the feeling of relief after that meeting knowing I had a true professional in my corner. Eric, along with his Paralegal Julie, kept me updated along the way and were quick to respond with any additional issues. Not only did he call with any updates to the case, he also would ask how I was doing. I cannot recommend Eric at Jetton & Meredith enough.
    - Tim
    "I highly recommend Mark should you ever need an attorney."
    I highly recommend Mark. I hired him to handle a simple assault charge that was filed against me. Mark handled it professionally and expeditiously. He explained each step in the process, and everything happened just as he described. He is exactly the type of lawyer you want representing you.
    - J&M Client
    "Great service and very personal."
    Great service and very personal. Jetton & Meredith are very hardworking attorneys. I will recommend Jetton & Meredith to anyone in need.
    - Former Client
    "I cannot stress enough how great the customer service was with Jetton & Meredith"
    I cannot stress enough how great the customer service was with Jetton & Meredith, with my case being a little more complicated I had the opportunity to work with both Mr. Jetton and Mr. Meredith. I can say they know their stuff, Mr. Jetton was able to get my case dismissed the first time we went to court, no questions asked. Working with Mr. Meredith was a longer process but he walked me through the steps and gave me realistic expectations of an outcome that he was able to provide just as he stated he would do. I couldn’t be more pleased with my decision to hire Jetton & Meredith as my attorneys, and I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of an attorney!
    - Former Client
    "Far exceeded my expectations"
    This law office far exceeded my expectations. All options and possible outcomes were set before me from the start and everything was handled in a professional and timely manner. Not only will I use this law firm again, but I would also and have already recommended them to the people I care most for. Thank you for all you’ve done.
    - Former Client

Why Jetton & Meredith?

A Passionate Defense of Your Rights
  • Highly Respected within the Legal Community
  • Unwavering Dedication to Client Satisfaction
  • Decades of Combined Legal Experience
  • Well-Established Family Roots in Charlotte, NC
  • Consultations Available on Evenings & Weekends
  • Unique & Personalized Approach to Each Case
  • Proven Track Record of Successful* Case Results
  • Numerous Professional Awards & Recognitions

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