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At Kennedy Law Associates in North Carolina, our Charlotte and Union County family law lawyers take a civil approach to resolving family legal disputes. We provide compassionate and understanding representation to help guide you through this difficult time in your life.

Experienced Family Law Representation

Our North Carolina divorce lawyers handle a wide range of family legal issues, including:

Divorce: We help families navigate the divorce process with grace and dignity.

High-asset divorce: Divorce involving couples with extensive assets can be complicated. We can help ensure that your interests remain protected.

Legal separation: In order to get divorced in North Carolina, you and your spouse must be legally separated for at least 12 months.

Marital property division: Equitable distribution is the law for marital property division in North Carolina. However, equitable does not necessarily mean equal.

Complex property division: Divorce can become complicated and contentious for couples who have a number of different property interests. We can help ensure that any division is carried out fairly and equitably.

Business valuation: It can be difficult to put a number on a business when it comes to property division. We can assist with getting a true accounting of a business's value so your interests remain protected.

Child custody: Child custody is often the most emotional issue in divorce. We will work to reach a resolution that is in your child's best interests.

Child visitation: We can help ensure that children receive access to both parents through a visitation plan.

Child support: North Carolina uses a formula known as the child support calculator to determine the amount of support to be paid from one spouse to another for the support of the children.

Spousal support: Spousal support, or alimony, means an order for payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse or former spouse, either periodically or in a lump sum, for a specified or for an indefinite term, ordered in an action for divorce.

Child custody and support modifications: If your circumstances have changed after your divorce, your child custody and support orders may be modified by agreement or authority of the court.

Relocation: In North Carolina, a custodial parent cannot move a child out of the state without court approval if the other parent has visitation rights and objects to the move.

Mediation: Mediation uses a neutral party to help two opposing parties negotiate an agreement.

Collaborative law: Like mediation, collaborative law is a less adversarial way to resolve divorce issues.

Parent coordinator and private guardian ad litem: A parent coordinator and private guardian ad litem is a neutral person to whom parents can turn when disputes arise between the parents involving the care and control of the children.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: A prenuptial agreement can help you avoid future property disputes if you and your spouse should divorce. A postnuptial agreement is an agreement you enter into after you are married.

Paternity actions: Unmarried parents have the same rights as married parents to child support and child custody.

Domestic violence: Our attorneys represent people who seek protective orders, as well as those who are accused of domestic violence.

Child abuse and neglect: If you are accused of child abuse or neglect, you should contact an attorney, as soon as possible, to protect your rights as a parent.

Call for a Consultation With a Divorce Attorney Serving Ballantyne

We are here to help families navigate the divorce process and familial disputes with grace and dignity. For more information, contact our Charlotte family law lawyers online or call 704-512-0619 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.