The Law Office of
Tiffany N. Naylor
Attorney at Law
If you have separated from your spouse, are considering separating from your spouse, or are concerned about the well-being and future of your child or grandchild, you undoubtedly need to speak with an attorney. There are many misconceptions about the legal process, how it works and what are your rights. Hiring the right attorney to guide you through the process, give you legal advice, and advocate for your interests and goals may be one of the best investments you ever make.
Going through any family law case can be stressful, especially if you have children or if financial issues are involved. It is critical that you have a complete understanding of your rights and obligations. Understanding what to expect and how the process works will allow you to make the best possible decisions to protect your family's emotional and financial well-being.
Choosing an attorney who understands the stress caused by your situation while working to obtain the best outcome for your family is very important. Our office welcomes the opportunity to review the facts of your family law matter and provide an honest assessment.
In some cases, both parties to a marriage agree that it is time to move on from their relationship and both would like to resolve their issues and divide their assets as quickly and painlessly as possible. A separation agreement can help you accomplish this while protecting you and your assets. Child custody and child support issues can also be resolved with a separation agreement.
When you are certain that your marriage is over and you are ready to move on, you will need an absolute divorce in order to legally dissolve your marriage. An absolute divorce can often be accomplished without your appearance in court.
Property Division/Equitable Distribution
Equitable Distribution refers to the division of marital assets in a fair or equitable manner. When you have accumulated assets during your marriage, you want to make sure you get the value to which you are entitled when your marriage ends. We can help you understand what you are entitled to and what you can expect to receive during a divorce settlement or an equitable distribution trial.
Determining child custody is often the most important part of any family law case. Every family is different and every family has different needs when it comes to child custody. North Carolina uses the best interest of the child standard and this is how the court determines what will happen in a child custody case.
The North Carolina Legislature has carved out certain limited and specific situations when grandparents may have rights to visitation or custody of their grandchildren.
If you are the primary custodian of your children, you are entitled to child support from the other parent. North Carolina uses the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, which are revised every four years, to determine child support obligations. The monthly gross income of both parents are used to calculate child support along with other factors such as health insurance premiums and daycare expenses.
Spousal support is also called post-separation support or alimony. There are a number of factors the court considers when deciding whether to order spousal support. One important factor in determining spousal support is the ability of the supporting spouse to pay. Among other factors, the court will consider the needs of the dependent spouse along with the ability of the supporting spouse to pay.
Adoption is the process of becoming the legal parent to a child who is not your biological child. The process takes some time and knowledge of the law and multiple steps required to finalize the adoption.