Divorce


Kinston And Morehead City Divorce Lawyers

At the North Carolina law firm of Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PA, we are caring advocates for our clients' families and futures. Our team of Kinston and Morehead City divorce attorneys includes a family law specialist who is board-certified by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. We are here to help you navigate the stressful and turbulent waters of divorce and start a new chapter of life.

We are proud to handle military divorce for U.S. military personnel and their spouses stationed at Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS New River, Seymour Johnson AFB and elsewhere.

Understanding North Carolina's Separation Requirement

North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that the spouses do not have to cite a specific "wrong" such as adultery to request a divorce. However, our state does require all divorcing couples to first live apart for at least 12 months before the divorce can be finalized. During this 12-month period of separation, the couple must resolve any applicable legal issues in regard to:

  • Property division
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support and alimony

Professional Counsel And Representation In Post-Divorce Matters

Although finalizing the divorce is an important legal hurdle, the changes to your life do not stop there. Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PA, is also available to assist you with all other issues that arise months or years down the road. Such issues may include:

  • Enforcement of court orders relating to divorce/contempt proceedings
  • Modifications to child custody or child support orders
  • Modifications to spousal support orders
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Name changes
  • Parental relocation
  • Orders of protection/restraining orders

Consult Our Eastern NC Attorneys For Military Divorce And More

Whether your divorce requires mediation, collaboration or litigation, we are here to advocate for your best interests. To schedule a consultation with a respected family law lawyer at Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PC, call us at 252.522.4500 in Kinston, 252.773.0015 in Morehead City, or send us an email today.