Windsor Divorce and Family Attorneys
Helping Families in Crisis
Divorce and related issues, such as custody, are stressful and emotionally difficult. At Pritchett & Burch, PLLC we allay that stress by guiding you through every step. We offer levelheaded advice and fight hard for your financial interests and parental rights. If you face divorce, or are thinking of filing, call Pritchett & Burch to consult an experienced, understanding Windsor divorce and family lawyer.
Working to Preserve Your Property Rights and Financial Interests
Division of Assets: When dividing marital property during a divorce, North Carolina uses the “equitable distribution” standard, which means that marital property is divided in a manner that is deemed fair — not necessarily equal.
Marital property consists of all assets and real property that you and your spouse have acquired during your marriage. Marital property can include:
- A house or other real estate
- Retirement plans such as pensions or 401(k)s
- Stocks and bonds
If you have questions about what is or is not marital property, or how to ensure your financial interests are preserved in divorce, call Pritchett & Burch for a free consultation.
Alimony: Alimony, or spousal support, is usually need-based. The court can award temporary post-separation support to a spouse for the duration of a divorce. After that, he or she may get support after the divorce is final. Permanent alimony is rare. Temporary spousal support to enable the stay-at-home spouse to finish school or return to the workplace is more common. Although fault is not a factor when dividing property in North Carolina divorce, the courts sometimes consider it when deciding whether to award alimony.
Trust in Our Bertie County, North Carolina, Child Support and Custody Lawyers to Fully Address Parenting Issues
Child Custody: We handle every type of child custody case. Contested custody cases can be truly wrenching, especially for the children involved. If you face this sort of emotional upheaval, you need a levelheaded attorney who can provide solid advice while looking out for you and your children. We have helped many people through this crisis, and we can help you, too.
Child Support and Visitation: North Carolina child support cases follow specific statutory guidelines. However, it is important to ensure calculations are based upon the right information. Visitation rights are usually given to the parent who does not have physical custody. Our Bertie County, North Carolina, child support and custody attorneys work with our clients to create a parenting plan that works for them.
Contact a North Carolina family law attorney at Pritchett & Burch for a consultation to discuss how we can help you resolve the complex issues in divorce or other family law disputes.