Under normal circumstances, no one ties the knot with the goal of divorcing someday. Unfortunately, divorce is part of life. There are times when, despite your best efforts, divorce may be the most sensible thing to do. Here are three instances when you should seriously consider asking your spouse for a divorce, or proceed with one […]
Raleigh Family Law Lawyer
Jamie Vavonese, Vavonese Law Firm, PC, firm founder, in Raleigh, North Carolina, knows how unsettling big changes such as a divorce can be. But she is here to help you understand the process and the options available.
Vavonese Law Firm, PC is seasoned in the practice of family law, and we are here to assist you at every step of the transition.
Making The Divorce Process Just A Little Bit Easier
No one enters a marriage or starts a family thinking that it will end. But the fact is, for many reasons, many marriages do not work out. For many people, making the actual decision to get divorced is the most difficult step.
At Vavonese Law Firm, PC, founding attorney Jamie Vavonese understands that much anxiety is born of fear of the unknown. With a divorce, there are many unknowns: how much will it cost, how long will it take, who gets the house, and when will I see my kids? It can be paralyzing. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Get The Advocate Your Divorce Needs
Fear can be alleviated by knowledge. When you understand what is at stake, what your options are, and what are the steps, much of your fear will dissipate. Jaime Vavonese offers personal attention and service to your divorce so that you achieve meaningful and lasting results. Most importantly, you get the support and guidance you need to get peace of mind.
Experienced Guidance Through Many Facets Of Divorce
Whether you need legal guidance in filing for a simple, uncontested divorce or if your dissolution is more complex and requires longer-term attention, attorney Jamie Vavonese can help. Instead of going to court, some couples find that working together outside of he courtroom is a viable alternative. Reach out to her for representation with:
- Division of assets: North Carolina is an “equitable” division of assets state. This does not mean a 50-50 split, but rather a division that is fair considering your unique circumstances. Property can be marital or separate. Items that are marital property are those that both people share, such as a house, a checking account, furniture, and some retirement accounts or pensions. Separate property is typically property or assets that belonged only to one person, such as gifts, inherited property, or financial compensation awarded to one person in an injury lawsuit. The division of assets is also the division of debts. This can include bills, mortgages and loans, and the like.
- Alimony: There is no “formula” for the amount of alimony one spouse will pay to another after a divorce. Alimony is decided on a case-by-case basis.
- Child custody and support: The amount of child support you will pay or receive is based on a formula. This money is to be used to pay for their child’s food, clothing, housing, and other bills, according to the North Carolina Support Guidelines. Parents who do not pay child support or who have missed payments typically can continue visitation.
- Other common issues include domestic abuse and violence.
If you are looking to simplify the divorce process and want an attorney who will communicate in clear language with concrete examples, turn to Vavonese Law Firm. We will work with you and move forward in the way that makes the most sense given your situation, either with alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, and settlement, or litigation when your case warrants it.
We represent clients in negotiated settlement agreements, as well as matters that require litigation in front of a judge. Vavonese Law Firm, PC is skilled in:
- Alimony/ Post-separation support
- Equitable distribution
- Child support
- Domestic violence and no-contact orders
- Absolute divorce
- Divorce from bed and board
- Termination of parental rights
- Separation agreements and property settlement agreements
- Premarital and postnuptial agreements
- Enforcement of orders and family law agreements
- Qualified domestic relations orders
- Alternative dispute resolution
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Jamie Vavonese.
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