Charlotte Divorce Attorneys

Sound Advice & Experienced Representation - (704) 931-5535

Divorce may be the last thing on your mind when your marriage is beginning, but if a marriage ends, it can be one of the most emotionally challenging events a person can experience. Divorce proceedings can be a lengthy and complex process – you will want a skilled Charlotte divorce attorney by your side.

Jetton & Meredith is here to help you make it through the divorce process. A Charlotte divorce lawyer from our team can work with you to explore your options, answer your questions, and help you navigate this difficult time.

Our divorce services include:

  • Alimony negotiation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Complex property division
  • Child custody and child support obligations
  • Military divorce/overseas deployments
  • LGBT divorce
  • Divorce modifications
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Domestic violence protective orders

    To learn more about how we can help you during your divorce, call us at (704) 931-5535 or contact us online.

    Avoid Internet Divorce Mills

    What constitutes a “separation” can be a very case-specific analysis. In most uncontested dissolutions of marriage, the process can be completed in just a few weeks with minor expense.*

    Today, there are plenty of internet options available for paper divorce filing, but those options may hurt you in the long run. Because there are other matters that may require attention before the final judgment is entered, it is important to speak with a trusted Charlotte family attorney as early as possible in the process. The last thing you want to be doing is dealing with a "DIY divorce" years from now.

    Confidential Legal Consultations Available

    Our divorce attorneys offer discreet and confidential consultations for those seeking discretion when considering a divorce.

    We can support and guide you through all aspects of this process by providing sound legal advice. With detailed knowledge and experience in the Mecklenburg County court system, we work quickly to reduce your anxiety by thoroughly explaining your options and the legal consequences of those options.*

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long do you have to be separated before filing for divorce in North Carolina?

    The parties must live in separate accommodations for at least one year. One of the spouses has to be a North Carolina resident for six months before filing.

    What are the grounds for divorce in North Carolina?

    There are no grounds for divorce in our state. The fact that one or both spouses wish to divorce is sufficient to proceed with a divorce.

    How long does a divorce take?

    It depends on the outstanding issues that must be resolved and the attitude of your spouse. Some divorces can be finalized in a few months’ time, while others may take two years or so.

    At Jetton & Meredith, we try to complete everything necessary for a divorce during the one-year separation period whenever possible.* Your case is unique – after reviewing your situation, an attorney at our firm can give you a clearer picture of how long your divorce may take.

    What are the major issues that must be resolved in a divorce?

    Before a divorce decree is issued, matters involving child custody, visitation rights, child support, alimony (spousal support), and division of marital property and debts must be addressed and resolved. These can be complex issues, so having an experienced attorney on your side during the process is essential.

    Will I have to pay alimony or am I entitled to receive it?

    This again depends on your specific situation. The court may order temporary alimony after divorce papers are filed, reserving the decision regarding permanent or longer-duration alimony for a later time.

    Many divorcing couples choose to forgo alimony in favor of a particular property settlement. Alimony is treated as taxable income for the receiver and tax deductible for the payer, so that is another consideration. We can inform you of your options and help you make the decision that is right for you.

    Can I date during the separation period?

    Yes. The court does not care whether you date someone after filing for divorce, and dating will not affect the divorce settlement you ultimately obtain.

    My spouse and I have significant debts. Should we file bankruptcy before divorcing or file bankruptcy after our divorce is finalized?

    This depends on the specific circumstances of your situation. It is important not to be burdened with your spouse’s debts after you have been divorced. We can advise you of your best course of action.*

    When can I change back to my maiden name?

    At any time, by filing a petition in court. A Charlotte divorce attorney at Jetton & Meredith can assist you with this matter.

    Contact us today to talk to our team about your divorce. Call (704) 931-5535.

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    The Opinions that Matter Most
    • “They were very passionate in every court appearance and again, really gave me the push to believe that everything was going to be alright-- and it was.”

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    • “Knowledgeable, confident & very capable in the courtroom.”

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    • “I was blown away with how wonderful Mark Jetton and his team were.”

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    • “Always responsive and looking out for my best interests.”

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    • “I will always return to Jetton & Meredith, PLLC if I ever have a need for their services. Highly recommend!”

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    • “Very pleased with the service!”

      Former Client
    • “Purely amazing. I never felt more confident with the help that I recieved from Mark Jetton and the rest of the team from Jetton & Meredith!”

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    • “His colleagues and assistants are very approachable and delighted to help. Any calls I made for questions or concerns were answered in a timely fashion.”

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    • “I am glad to know I have a lawyer like Jetton & Meredith for life!”

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    • “Jetton & Meredith totally saved the day.”

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    • “It was SO easy to work with Mark and Eric!”

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    • “Will definitely be my choice of attorneys from here on out!!!”

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    • “They made a stressful situation more comfortable than it might have otherwise been.”

      Former Client
    • “Eric Meredith and his staff were friendly, courteous, patient, and very professional”

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    Why Jetton & Meredith?

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    • Decades of Combined Legal Experience

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