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In NC, there are several questions that people ask us in reference to separating prior to a divorce.  Sometimes separation does not lead to divorce, and spouses may consider prayerfully all of their options including counseling and other divorce support groups.

Legal separation is when a married couple decides to no longer sleep or reside under the same roof with the other party with the intent to separate.

Legal Separation FAQ’s

Q:  Which party has to move out?

A:  Either party may decide to move out of the marital residence.

Q:  Will it be considered abandonment of the marriage if I move out?

A:  No, it is not considered abandonment if you only have the intent to separate.  Abandonment would be if one party had the intent to leave and never return.

Q:  If I move out of the house, how do I support myself?

A:  If uncontested, parties can agree to alimony or post-separation support.  If contested, then our Charlotte family law attorneys are skilled in seeking temporary support from the courts.

Bell and Bell Law Firm likes to distinguish itself from other Charlotte family law attorneys.  Our approach to the law is that your family comes first.  At Bell and Bell Law Firm, we are a small family run business.  We feel that we can relate to our clients better because you will speak directly to a law partner in our firm and not a newly graduated associate attorney or paralegal.  Our law partners only take a select amount of family law clients.  Our attorneys are not bogged down with hundreds of clients and we provide customized representation to you.  Our skilled Charlotte divorce lawyers are available to consult with you and handle family law cases in the Lake Norman, Iredell County, and Mecklenburg County.  Having local counsel is important.   Call us today at 704-992-1590 for a consultation.

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