While divorce can be emotionally trying, it is important to safeguard your financial interests during the marriage dissolution process. Finding a skillful lawyer who can represent you effectively during negotiations and in court can help you obtain a favorable division of assets and debts. Carolina Law Group, headed by Tommy Kellis, provides exceptional divorce representation to clients in Craven County and elsewhere. From our New Bern office, we give North Carolina spouses the information and advocacy they need to start the next phase of their life on solid financial footing.
If you cannot reach a property division settlement in your divorce, North Carolina courts use the equitable distribution standard to allocate marital assets and debts. This means that the split might not necessarily be even, but that the judge drafts an order based on what he or she thinks is fair after reviewing of all the pertinent circumstances. Accordingly, it is important to have an attorney on your side who can make a persuasive argument in court.
Under North Carolina divorce law, assets owned by the parties fall into one of the following three categories:
Our firm strives to negotiate a property division settlement that is agreeable to both sides. However, if consensus is impossible, we are proven legal advocates who will present a strong case on your behalf.
Judges can use any information they believe is relevant to make an equitable distribution decision. Factors often used in these cases include:
Regardless of the details in your case, our firm will work diligently to pursue a property division solution that meets your needs.
The Carolina Law Group, led by Tommy Kellis, advises clients from throughout the Craven County area on North Carolina’s equitable distribution law and other aspects of the divorce process. To make an appointment for a meeting at our New Bern office, please call us at 252-636-3737 or contact us online.