Are you contemplating separating from your spouse? I am often asked if North Carolina requires a Separation Agreement in order to start the legal separation process. However, North Carolina does not require a separation agreement for parties to be legally separated. Parties are separated when one party moves out of the marital home with the intent to stay separate and apart. Although a separation agreement is not required by North Carolina, a separation agreement can protect the rights and interests of all parties involved. A separation agreement can also save parties from costly court battles.
At the Law Office of Chelly Pennington, we can assist you in preparing a Separation Agreement that is both amicable and fair to all parties involved.