Divorce FAQs

Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, is committed to you. Divorce impacts every individual in a different way. Our attorneys understand that and plan accordingly to protect your best interests.

With a history of serving Charlotte for more than 50 years, we are committed to helping individuals and families in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina through the divorce process.

Divorce is complex. Our lawyers will guide you through the process so you know what to expect at every turn.

Questions About Divorce In North Carolina

You likely have many questions before, during and even after divorce. It is important to understand your rights and make sure your concerns are addressed. We will do just that.

What is an absolute divorce? An absolute divorce is based on "no fault." However, divorce from bed and board claims are based on fault. Fault grounds are based on a variety of reasons, including abandonment, cruel treatment or endangerment, excessive use of alcohol or drugs or adultery.

Who can get divorced in North Carolina? At least one spouse must be a resident of North Carolina for at least six months before you can file for divorce.

How is child custody determined? The best interests of the child are put first by the family court system when determining child custody. If both parties cannot agree to a child custody arrangement, a claim can be filed with the court to determine arrangements.

What is the difference between joint custody and sole custody? Technically, the state does not have a definition of joint custody or sole custody. Joint custody can include sharing physical and/or legal custody of the child. It does not always result in both parents sharing equal time with their children. Sole custody is when one parent has primary physical and/or legal custody of the children and the other parent has secondary or visitation rights.

How will property be divided? North Carolina divides property through equitable distribution guidelines. This means that marital assets and debts are divided equally between parties. However, it does not mean that everything is actually divided 50-50. Several factors impact property division and the goal is to ensure both spouses have an equal amount of marital assets and marital debt.

Personal Attention To Fit Your Needs

Every case is unique and deserves detailed attention from a skilled lawyer. We can guide you through your divorce and address all of your concerns. Our lawyers know what you are going through. We are here to help you every step of the way.

If you have questions about divorce and other family law issues, contact us online or call us at 704-323-7833 or 877-851-1934. We look forward to hearing from you.