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Separation and Divorce

If you are contemplating a divorce or separation, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced family law attorney who can help you understand the legal steps you must take in order to prepare your case.

Our firm has served as a quality legal resource for individuals in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Fort Bragg and Spring Lake, North Carolina struggling with family law issues such as separation and divorce. Lila E. Washington will work with you so that you may understand your legal options and make educated decisions that are in the best interests of you and your family members.

Are you a U.S. armed forces member or military spouse?

We have a deep understanding of the specific nuances of military divorces. We represent civilians as well as armed force members, including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, and their spouses in military divorce cases.

A Cumberland County Divorce and Separation Lawyer Advocating For Your Best Interests

In North Carolina, spouses must live separately for more than one year with the intention that the separation be permanent before one or both spouses may file for a divorce. Additionally, at least one spouse must have lived in North Carolina for at least six months or more. It is important to know that divorce does not automatically resolve other issues related to the termination of a marriage, such as:

Often, child custody, visitation, child support, alimony and property issues can be worked out during the period prior to the filing for a divorce in a written separation agreement. In a separation agreement, both spouses have a chance to clearly outline each of their rights and responsibility regarding theses matters. Once both spouses have signed the agreement, it becomes a binding contract and can only be modified or changed in very limited situations.

At the law office of Attorney Lila E. Washington, we have extensive knowledge of the stringent rules and laws surrounding separation and divorce in North Carolina. Fayetteville Divorce Attorney Lila E. Washington has nearly 30 years of legal experience helping clients protect their rights and best interests through the separation and divorce process. Let us help you transition from one stage of life to the next by competently guiding you through the steps associated with separation and divorce.

Contact our office today to discuss your challenging legal matters. Call us at (910) 433-2171.