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Family Law

Family law cases can present difficult and sensitive challenges that affect all members of your family. When your family is up against divorce, a child custody battle, or a property settlement agreement, it’s essential to have a team that will help you work towards the best solution. If you’re looking for a family or divorce lawyer in Raleigh, NC, the attorneys at Young Law Offices, PLLC are ready to stand in your corner.

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How Our Divorce & Family Lawyer Can Help You

When it comes to family law cases, we understand what is on the line – your financial security, your children’s future, your quality of life. When you are going through a separation or divorce, the team at Young Law Offices, PLLC is on your side. We offer negotiation and litigation services for even the most complex cases, working toward the best possible outcome. Our team informs you throughout the entire process about the marital estate and your rights per your situation. 
We offer legal services in the following areas of family law:

  • Premarital, Postnuptial and Property Settlement Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support (Post Separation Support and Alimony)
  • Equitable Distribution (Property Division)

If you need to revoke or change your will, or apply for social security disability during your case, we can also help in those areas.

Advocating & Fighting for the Best Outcome

Our team has years of experience practicing family law in Raleigh, NC. During our initial consultation, we’ll work to understand your goals, your child’s needs, and what’s at stake in your family law case. We’re prepared to guide every client every step of the way as we establish a successful and long-lasting solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What Is a Contested Divorce?

Contested divorces most often occur when:

  • You and your spouse cannot agree to separate or divorce.
  • You and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your divorce and need a judge to help you sort out the terms.
  • You disagree about the date to separation, alimony, the division of assets and/or debts, child custody, and/or child support.

Unfortunately, contested divorces can be emotionally charged, lengthy, and costly. In a contested divorce, you file a lawsuit and then often engage in discovery, the process by which you learn information and obtain documents from your spouse or a third-party (e.g., a bank or employer) relevant to your case. Many courts require parties to mediate the issues in dispute before trial. We have found that mediation is often successful. However, if a trial is necessary, we will be prepared to present your case and vigorously advocate on your behalf.

What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

An uncontested divorce is usually the preferred path, as it is typically easier, more affordable, and more expedient.  Normally, there are either no assets to divide or the spouses agree on everything and do not need the court to divide assets or make determinations about spousal or child support or custody.

How Is Child Custody Determined?

Custody is either decided by the parties in the form of an agreement or it is decided by a judge.  Initial child custody determinations are always decided in the best interest of the child standard. If you and your spouse agree to a custody plan, the court will usually accept the arrangement, believing parents know what’s best for their children. If you do not agree, many factors will be considered by the court, including you and your spouse’s work and travel requirements, home environments, ability to provide for the child’s needs, and emotional and physical capacities.

Can my child testify at the custody hearing, or talk to the judge?

Children can testify in court, but usually, they do not because the court disfavors a child’s involvement in a custody case.  In a high conflict case, the court can appoint a The Child’s Advocate to represent a minor child at a custody proceeding.

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To learn more about our services, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at 919-758-8644. We look forward to providing you with representation you can rely on, and to building a relationship of trust with you.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.