North Carolina Separation Agreements — Wake County Family Law Attorney

North Carolina does not require separation agreements for the husband and wife to be considered separated. Generally, however, the best way of outlining each spouse’s obligations is through a properly drafted separation agreement. Separation agreements can outline spousal support, alimony, child support, child custody, and child visitation, and can greatly reduce the expense generally associated […]

Legal Separation Under North Carolina Law — Wake County Divorce Attorney

The term “separation” has a particular legal meaning when related to marriages and divorces. Marital separation occurs when a husband and wife interrupt marital relations without an actual dissolution of the marriage. Without a valid premarital agreement or separation agreement, the obligations and rights that arise from the marriage remain unchanged. Only a divorce, written separation […]

Consequences of Separation of Spouses — Raleigh Domestic Family Attorney

After separation, many family law rights should be immediately asserted or else they may be lost or waived forever. Without a separation agreement or property settlement agreement, various rights and obligations may be unclear to the husband and wife, as well as to third parties. Occasionally, even with a separation agreement or property settlement agreement, […]

Impact of Divorce on Other Legal Areas: North Raleigh Divorce and Family Law Attorney

There are several legal effects of divorce that you should anticipate and prepare for, including name changes, impact on wills and estates, destruction of equitable distribution or alimony rights, and property rights.  To speak with Raleigh family law attorney Karl S. Gwaltney about any of your divorce or family law questions, please call (919) 960-1545 […]