moody, williams & roper

Domestic Issues - Separation, Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence

What should I do if my spouse and I are going to separate?

You should consult a lawyer immediately to determine your rights for a property distribution and spousal support.

What should I do if my spouse and I are separating and we have children?

You should immediately contact your lawyer to determine your rights for custody and support of your children.

What should I do if I am not married, have a child with someone and we cannot agree on issues involving our child?

You should immediately contact a lawyer concerning issues involving paternity, child custody, and child support.

What should I do if I am charged with a domestic violence or civil stalking? 

You should immediately contact a lawyer to learn about the meaning of domestic violence and  harassment.

How we can help

We handle a variety of domestic cases involving families. 

  • In a typical divorce case, you will have to decide how to distribute property received during the marriage, whether a spouse should support another spouse, the custodial arrangement for your children and support for your children. Depending on your circumstances, we can deal with one or all of these issues. Typically in a property distribution case, we will need to inventory all assets and liabilities and determine the net value of the marital estate. Then we will determine how to divide the marital estate based on various laws and legal circumstances.
  • In an alimony case, we will determine the dependency of either spouse, the marital fault of either spouse and the ability of either spouse to pay. We will also determine whether or not the parties can meet each other on equal footing, and if not we can make a request for attorney’s fees on behalf of the party who cannot meet the other on equal ground in a domestic dispute.
  • In a child custody matter, we will assist you in presenting your case before the court, so the court can determine which custodian is in the best interests of the minor child.
  • In a child support action, we will determine child support based on the North Carolina Child Support Guideline, and when appropriate, we will determine support outside those guidelines.
  • In a domestic violence situation, we will determine whether there is domestic violence based on the laws and facts presented to us.
  • In a harassment case, we will determine whether there is harassment based on the laws and facts presented to us.

We also represent you in the courtroom, and we are prepared to try your case in district court before a trial judge. If you are dissatisfied with the trial judge’s decision in your case, we will discuss your rights.