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Legal separation is similar to divorce except that it means that a married couple has not entirely dissolved their marriage. In the state of North Carolina, a legal separation is a process that involves separating the legal and property concerns of a husband and wife. A legal separation contract can be obtained by a civil court. It details the specific rights and responsibilities of both parties. A written agreement, such as a separation contract, separation agreement and property agreement, or a court order, is not necessary to establish a legal separation in this state. Written agreements, however, may be important to document the date of separation. If you would like to know how a legal separation agreement can be beneficial to your case, feel free to speak with a Fayetteville family lawyer from our firm.

Why choose legal separation over divorce?

Every individual's marital circumstances are unique and require tailored legal counsel. Specific circumstances of your relationship may cause you and your current spouse to choose a legal separation as an alternative to divorce. Many choose a legal separation because of their religious convictions to not dissolve a marriage. If a marital relationship proves to be irreparable, the couple may choose to obtain a legal separation. Another common reason to obtain a legal separation is to satisfy grounds for a no-fault divorce.

If you are pursuing a legal separation in place of divorce, it is important to speak with a Fayetteville family law attorney from our firm. At the Plyler Law Firm, P.A., we are dedicated to assisting clients through a variety of family law matters. Rather than attempting to handle the issue on your own, secure the experienced legal guidance of our firm. We can help you reduce the chance of a conflict or dispute. If you believe that a legal separation may be in your best interest, contact our firm today!

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    Matthew R. Plyler


    Matthew R. Plyler is a general practice attorney who provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to residents of Fayetteville and the surroundings area. He has been practicing law for over 20 years, handling a wide range of practice areas. This experience provides him with the background and skill needed to be successful. He approaches each case with a rare level of dedication and zeal that serves his clients well. During the initial consultation, he will take as much time as is ...

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