Separation Agreements in North Carolina
When a marriage comes to an end, there are many issues that must be resolved and agreed upon by the spouses. A separation agreement in North Carolina may address and resolve any or all aspects of financial support (post-separation support, alimony, child support), children’s issues (child custody, visitation) and the equitable distribution of property.
This written agreement serves as a private contract and settlement document between the spouses.
If the parties cannot reach an agreement, they may choose to file a lawsuit regarding any issue that has not been resolved.
You should seek counsel with an experienced attorney to discuss whether a separation agreement would be an appropriate resolution to your situation, and, if so, to advise you on the specific terms. And always consult with an attorney prior to signing any document presented to you by your spouse or your spouse’s attorney.
Learn more about separation agreements in NC on our frequently asked questions page.