Family law involves more than simply divorce; it encompasses any legal issue that has the potential to affect you and your children. Often, this coincides with the start or end of a relationship. Actions taken at the outset can frequently help resolve problems down the road. When ending a relationship triggers threats and violence, you may need more protection.
At Kennedy Law Associates, our Charlotte-based lawyers have more than 25 years of experience addressing all types of family law issues throughout North Carolina, including Mecklenburg County and Union County.
Premarital agreements outline how property will be divided if the marriage does not work out. Postmarital agreements work the same way, but are drafted after entering into marriage. These agreements are often appropriate when one or both spouses bring significant assets to the marriage or want to protect themselves from the other's debt.
Without a pre- or post-marital agreement, property acquired during your marriage is divided according to state law if you get divorced. In North Carolina, that means a family court judge will decide a "fair and equitable" division, which can be a subjective standard that removes control from your hands.
Our family law attorneys can help you decide whether one of these types of agreements makes sense for your particular situation, draft a legally valid agreement, and advise you if you have been asked to sign one.
Domestic abuse can be physical violence, emotional or verbal abuse. If your partner or spouse has abused or threatened you, we can help you obtain a protective order. Temporary and final protective orders are meant to protect people from abuse by restricting contact or removing the abuser from the home.
We also represent those facing accusations of abuse that are all too often used as a strategy to obtain the upper hand in custody cases. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is important to find representation right away.
If you have additional questions that are not covered in our FAQs below, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.
At Kennedy Law Associates, our lawyers take the time to get to know our clients through an in-depth initial domestic consultation. By learning about your unique situation, your concerns, and your goals, we can craft a tailored plan that is right for you moving forward.
Our attorneys have helped many clients with our approach to family law in North Carolina. When your future is on the line, you need honest legal advice sooner rather than later to make the best possible decisions. We represent clients throughout NC, including Mecklenburg County, Union County, Lincoln County, Gaston County and Cabarrus County.
Schedule an initial domestic consultation with one of our family law lawyers by calling 704-512-0619 or sending us an email summarizing your concerns.