Family Law: How Can We Help You?
Dealing with divorce and other family law issues can be stressful and overwhelming. We make sure our clients know what their rights are. We aggressively empower our clients to obtain what is rightfully theirs in what can be a daunting situation. Read more about our specific practice areas below.
Did you enter a marriage that is voidable under the laws of North Carolina? You may be able to annul the marriage. Call us today to find out if annulment is an option for you.
Do you need a divorce attorney in North Carolina? The Crews Law Firm handles absolute uncontested divorces for a reasonable flat fee. This saves you the hassle of having to visit the courthouse and complete complicated paperwork by yourself. Let us help you streamline the process so you don’t have to worry.
A separation agreement is a private agreement made between a separating couple. It can address everything: who gets the house, the custody schedule for the kids, even who gets to keep the cat. Amicably separated couples may be able to use a separation agreement to compromise without going through lengthy, expensive court proceedings. For a reasonable flat fee, we will draw up a separation agreement for you and negotiate with your spouse or their counsel to try and make sure the agreement is in your best interest. Read our blog post on separation agreements for more details.
Post-Separation Support and Alimony.
Did your spouse support you during the marriage and leave you penniless after the separation? Or, is your ex trying to get more money from you than you can afford? We can represent you in court to help you get the support you need, during the separation and after the divorce.
Equitable Distribution is a real headache for pro se litigants. Let us help you work through the mess of paperwork and court proceedings necessary to divide your marital property.
Separation, divorce, and custody battles are not mentally healthy for children or their parents. Involving an attorney may help take the anger, sadness, and frustration out of a custody dispute. North Carolina requires that all actions related to the custody of minor children promote the best interests of the children. Here at the Crews Law Firm, we believe the same. Every situation is different and the solutions are just as diverse. Sometimes we can help parents or guardians facilitate an agreement privately; sometimes we must go through the courts. Our goal is always to help our clients facilitate a custody plan that is in the best interest of their children.
Child Custody for Non-Parents.
Sometimes a child’s biological parents are unfit to care for them, but they are lucky enough to have concerned relatives or friends step in and assume the role of a parent. Reasons for concerns about a biological parent’s unfitness are typically evidence of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, addiction, or severe mental health issues. Non-parents concerned about a child’s welfare may be able to get a court order granting them custody. We have handled several custody cases for non-parents before and would be happy to speak with you about your case. Read our blog post about this subject to learn more.
Parents in North Carolina are required by law to financially support their children. It is not fair for a custodial parent to shoulder that financial burden alone. It’s also not fair for one parent to try to get custody solely to avoid paying child support. If you have concerns about child support, we may be able to help.
The Crews Law Firm is a very hands-on firm that works for and with our clients. We encourage clients to contact us with any questions or concerns in relation to their case. We also make sure to frequently update our clients on their cases. It is very important to us that our clients are involved with the process. We understand the significant impact that our work has on our clients’ everyday lives. This makes us work that much harder to achieve the best possible outcome.
Family law is a big umbrella. It encompasses all kinds of things in addition to the practice areas described above, including adoptions, name changes, and domestic abuse. It also includes the “Heartbalm Torts” which you can read more about here. If you have a unique legal issue, give us a call.