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Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer

When a couple chooses to part ways, they must endure the legal process of divorce on top of the emotional process of ending the marriage. During this time, it is important to have an attorney who understands what you are facing and is prepared to handle the legal aspects as you focus on healing.

At Bell Law Firm, we provide knowledgeable advice and personalized representation to men and women in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, including military members and their families at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. We help clients resolve issues without the expense, time and bitterness that so often come from divorce litigation. If children are involved, they are protected and their interests are treated with the highest importance.

Call 910-378-2873 or toll free 800-742-2701 for a consultation with Jacksonville divorce attorney Hiram Bell. He has more than 30 years of experience handling family law issues in North Carolina.

North Carolina's One-Year Rule

In order to obtain an absolute divorce in North Carolina, one of the jurisdictional requirements is that couples must live separate and apart from each other for at least one year. What should the couple do during that year, and how can each party protect his or her interests? The answer lies in the creation of a document called a separation agreement.

What Is A Separation Agreement?

Essentially, a separation agreement (sometimes called a property settlement) is a contract between the parties which can resolve issues of real and personal property division, payment of debts, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and division of retirement benefits. This can allow couples to resolve the pressing issues of their separation in a timely fashion.

We are skilled at drafting separation agreements that protect the property and parental rights of our clients. You can rely on our Jacksonville lawyer for advice about your rights and options, and to remain focused on doing what is best for you at all times.

Contact An Onslow County Legal Separation Attorney

To learn more about how we can help you resolve your family law and divorce matters, please call Bell Law Firm in Jacksonville at 910-378-2873 or contact us online for a consultation. We look forward to helping you through this challenging time.

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