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Sanford Family Law Attorney

Providing Legal Guidance for Families Throughout NC

The Family Law section of this full service law firm is experienced and skilled in handling the most difficult of problems related to a number of aspects of family law. They are dedicated to bringing about positive outcomes for their clients. If you are going through a divorce you want proven legal representation that will fight for your rights and the rights of your children. A Sanford attorney from the firm is able to confidently protect your family for the future.

When you choose to work with this firm, you know you have put your case into reliable hands. Attorney Kristy Patton focuses on the area of family and domestic law, including cases of divorce, equitable distribution, spousal support and alimony, child custody and child support. Additionally, Attorney Kevin Foushee handles cases involving family and domestic law. If you need legal support for your family law issues in Sanford, do not look any further than this office!

Family Law Issues in Sanford, NC

The attorneys at Doster, Post, Foushee, Post & Patton, P.A. - Trial Attorneys are experienced in negotiations, mediations and litigation as trial attorneys. They are skilled in winning difficult cases and can provide you with the in-depth knowledge and dedication you are seeking. In all divorce cases the ideal situation is for both parties to work together and establish agreements concerning property division, support and custody of the children. Understandably, this can be quite difficult. When conflicts and disagreements cannot be resolved, or the other party is making unreasonable demands, a skilled divorce lawyer from the firm must get involved at once.

The following are some of the areas that the firm can provide legal guidance in:

This trying event can be a substantial burden for those dealing with it. When emotions are tied to a situation it can make it extremely difficult to handle it in the best manner possible. Many important issues arise during the divorce process that can carry a large impact on the lives of those seeking to end their marriage. Sometimes a couple is able to come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce themselves, while other times they will require intervention from the court.

Equitable Distribution
When a couple divorces various aspects of their lives will need to be varied up. This includes their property. Each state can take its own stance on how to go about this, but in North Carolina they follow equitable distribution whereby they divvy it up based on what is fair rather than an even split down the middle. This can take into account the contribution that both parties had to the marriage that the court will look at when deciding on a ruling.

Spousal Support and Alimony
One of the largest factors looked at in a divorce is finances. When one spouse has become dependent on the other spouse to provide for them, they may be eligible for spousal support, also known as alimony. It is common for one spouse to work while the other stays at home or for one spouse to make significantly more than the other. This can be in one payment or in a monthly payment and may be given to a spouse on a long term basis or until they are able to receive job training to be financially independent.

Child Custody and Support
Whenever children are involved in a divorce it can complicate the process and increases the important of gaining specific outcomes. The child's best interest should always be put first and the court will look to ensure that it is. Custody of the child will determine who the child lives with or if they move back and forth between parents. In addition, support may be provided to a parent with greater custody rights. Even though one parent takes more of the parenting responsibility, it does not mean they are left alone to take on the financial responsibility alone.

Equitable Distribution in Divorce

Our state is an equitable distribution state. This is commonly mistaken to mean that the assets and property of the marriage are divided in half during a divorce. This is not normally the case and it is important for you to be informed about the laws and your rights with regard to property division and what can be expected under the law. A skillful negotiator is an important factor if you hope to resolve these issues without unnecessary sacrifices. When one of the divorcing parties has been dependent upon the financial support of the other, their future can be threatened when a divorce occurs. The law is clear about this contingency and the attorney from the firm can address all the issues surrounding spousal support.

Entrust Your Case to a Firm with Nearly 70 Years of Experience

The most difficult aspect of divorce often comes when trying to resolve issues related to child custody and support. A great deal of negative emotion is understandable but it inhibits a successful resolution of these essential issues. An objective yet compassionate lawyer representing your interests is invaluable. It is imperative that you retain a legal representative with depth of experience, skills in negotiation, and a commitment to protecting your interests and pursue your objectives. Regardless of how difficult it may appear to resolve these issues in your divorce, our firm will remain dedicatdd to protecting your future.

If you need help with a personal family law matter, contact a Sanford family law attorney at the firm.

Our family lawyers also serve clients in Lee County, Harnett County, Chatham County, and Moore County