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New Bern Divorce Lawyer

Family law matters can have a significant emotional component. It is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer who can guide you through these issues in a professional and efficient manner.

At my law office, Daniel E. Potter, P.C., I understand that many individuals have questions related to divorce and separation. As an experienced New Bern divorce attorney, I can provide some insight into the most common questions or concerns that individuals have. Contact my office to schedule a consultation to discuss your unique situation.

Craven County Separation Attorney

  • Is there a waiting period for divorce? In North Carolina, the law requires a one-year separation before spouses can file for divorce. Many couples consider this a legal separation, although the separation can last for more than a year. Separation means living in separate residences. At the end of the one-year separation, couples can obtain a divorce.
  • What is legal separation? If you and your spouse are living in separate residences — not simply living on the couch or the guest room in the same house as your spouse — you can be considered to be legally separated. In North Carolina, no paperwork or official filing is necessary to become legally separated, although many issues are important to resolve. I can guide clients through the drafting of a separation agreement that defines property division, child support and post-separation support.
  • Why choose legal separation? It is true that people grow apart in relationships. These individuals might choose that divorce is not an acceptable resolution because of reasons involving religion or medical necessity.

If you have more questions involving divorce or separation, it is wise to schedule a consultation at my office. You can take the time to discuss your specific situation, and I can provide valuable insight into your best course of action.

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Located in New Bern, my offices are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by appointment. I accept all major credit cards as payment, as well as in-state checks, money orders and cash. If you have questions regarding divorce and separation, contact me today for more information.

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Daniel E. Potter, P.C.
2129 South Glenburnie Road, Suite 13,
New Bern, NC 28562
Toll Free: 800-768-1789
Fax: 252-636-0586
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