It's commonplace for married people who have decided to separate to think that thinking about the distribution of property and finances can wait. Separation and child support agreements, property division and alimony are more than you can stand to consider. It's overwhelming to deal with all the emotions involved in addition to thinking about the legal aspects of family law. Many times people believe that once they have separated and the immediate stressors have diminished that other aspects of the divorce can be handled later. They couldn't be more wrong.

The family law attorneys at Berger & Kindberg Law know from experience that two of the most powerful elements of divorce are knowledge of the law and understanding your rights. Go see an attorney and find out what the facts are in the divorce and what your rights are. This is the only way you can make good choices. Whether you settle outside of court or through litigation, simply having an educational consultation with a qualified lawyer can make all the difference in how you approach your divorce and what your expectations are.

For instance, most people know that in North Carolina you are not eligible to file for divorce until you have lived in separate households for a year. But did you know that if you think you might get part of a retirement account or be eligible for post-separation support / alimony you may want to be talking about them now? Sometimes what you do or neglect to do during the separation period has a profound effect on what you can legally do once divorce proceedings begin. The mindset that you can litigate after the divorce is settled in order to get what you want is never a good approach, and sometimes it can just be wrong.

Choose to be proactive from the start. Arm yourself with information from a professional to help you formulate an overview of how to get to where you want to be. Every case is an individual one and has its own specifics. Learn how the law works before you do something damaging. Divorce is never an easy thing to go through, but knowing your rights and being informed are empowering. Contact the attorneys at Berger & Kindberg Law for an educational consultation and let us provide you with the information you need.

Call us today at 704-900-3816 to schedule your consultation.