While you only need to be living separate and apart from your spouse to be considered legally separated in North Carolina, a Separation Agreement is an important document used to resolve all or some of the issues that arise during a separation (e.g. division of marital and separate property, post-separation support/alimony, custody of children, child support, etc.) while you wait the one year to file for divorce. Entering into a Separation Agreement with your ex-spouse is a more cost effective and less emotionally draining method of finalizing your case rather than litigation; it keeps decision-making power in your hands, rather than a judge’s.
Leaving these issues unresolved or up to a judge can be stressful and unsettling. Contact Jackson Legal so we can use our experience and knowledge of the law to resolve your case efficiently and smoothly.