Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce?

In North Carolina, there is no requirement for you to have a lawyer to get a divorce. However, our state family law statutes are often complex, and the divorce process is rift with potential legal missteps – even for those seeking an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse have any disagreements on the divorce issues or if you have substantial property or if there are children are involved, attempting to navigate the divorce process without a lawyer could result in you losing important rights and costing you significant money going forward.

A skilled family law attorney will significantly affect the positive outcome of your divorce settlement. Also, divorce is an emotional time. Knowing you are legally protected during the process provides security, comfort and decreased stress.