Family/Domestic Law

Divorce- the legal dissolution of a marriage

The end of a marriage is a time to protect yourself, your assets, and your children if applicable. Divorce lawyers are trained to both vigorously defend their clients from unfavorable rulings and to aggressively go after assets and child custody. Divorce cases are handled by the family courts and as such the court has the ability to decide everything from alimony payments, to child visitation rights and much more. When a divorce includes children, the process can become much more complicated. Vogler-Koontz-Stockert Law provides a legal team with the maturity and background in family court to get you the best results possible.

Family courts in North Carolina deal with a variety of issues:

  • Child custody
  • Domestic violence protection
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Child protection
  • Guardianships
  • Visitation
  • Child support
  • Juvenile cases and domestic relations
  • Involuntary commitments
  • Abortion consent waiver

According to the United States Constitution, each state is allowed to adopt its’ own family laws. This simply means that different states have different laws where families are concerned. North Carolina, along with many other states, has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act. This means the child custody laws in this state allow for visitation of the grandparents, consideration of the child’s desires before custody terms are ordered, and the option of joint custody. The use of Mediation (a process that involves both parties sitting down and trying to resolve issues so as not to have to go to court) is common in family cases, but does not always produce results. The legal guardianship of your child/children could be at stake should you find yourself in family court, having a legal team with the dedication and years of experience of Vogler-Koontz-Stockert make us the best bet for your success.

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