What is a North Carolina Separation Agreement?

North Carolina Separation AgreementBeing legally separated is as easy as moving into separate residences, but in North Carolina, a Separation Agreement must be notarized and signed by both husband and wife to be valid and binding as a contract.

These papers settle issues like child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of property and debts.

Lying Eyes and Broken Promises. You probably knew this already, but your spouse’s promises aren’t worth anything in court. A written North Carolina Separation Agreement is a much better idea. No law requires you to implement a Separation Agreement, but it’s prudent to complete one.
As a family lawyer, I can customize and prepare a North Carolina Separation Agreement to safeguard you, your family and your property.

His and Hers: Dividing Fairly and Privately. You and your spouse can divide property in your Separation Agreement, and the agreement will be binding. And in North Carolina, issues like alimony agreements, division of property and debts, child custody and child support decisions can all be settled privately as long as the husband and wife document these items in the Separation Agreement.

Preparing for Divorce. It’s possible to have part or all of your settlement agreement entered as a consent order by the court as part of your divorce. By doing so, your North Carolina Separation Agreement becomes enforceable through the court’s contempt powers.

Another point to keep in mind is that most couples choose private settlement before their trial comes to court to resolve issues like child custody, alimony, child support, post separation support, and division of property and debts.

A well-written North Carolina Separation Agreement can give you peace of mind. You need a lawyer practicing in family matters that can give you guidance and support. For assistance with your separation agreement, contact me.

About Deborah Huynh

Deborah Huynh is an Alamance County attorney, with a proven record of effective representation for her clients. She practices criminal law and can also help you with simple divorces, separation agreements, traffic offenses, and expungements. As her client, you’ll find she’s an approachable and trustworthy ally. In the courtroom, she fiercely seeks justice. Contact Ms. Huynh, a genuine advocate who truly cares for her clients.