Family Law

Family Law Attorney in North Carolina

Handling Domestic Relations in Carteret and Craven Counties

Family law issues are some of the most emotionally sensitive matters that a lawyer can handle. Divorce, child support enforcement and accompanying issues require a law firm that utilizes sound, professional judgment.

The attorneys at Valentine & McFadyen, P.C. in Beaufort and New Bern, North Carolina, are aware of the emotions raised when someone is dealing with a domestic relations issue. We keep an eye on finding an efficient solution to your legal problems. Contact us today to speak with an understanding and dedicated family law attorney.

Divorce and Family Law

Our attorneys assist individuals with their family legal matters, including:

  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Military divorce
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Property division
  • Alienation of affection
  • Post decree modifications

In terms of property division, it is important to keep in mind that North Carolina is an equitable distribution state. The presumption is toward a fifty-fifty split, but the court can stray from this formula in the interest of fairness. Assets that are acquired during the marriage by either party are subject to division during a divorce.

Our Approach

For family law issues, mediation is mandatory in North Carolina. This alternative to trial is extremely useful and often better serves the client. When necessary or appropriate, we will litigate for you. We are skilled litigators and are not afraid of the courtroom.

Having to face a family law issue can seem like an obstacle to overcome. We combine knowledge and creative thinking to help resolve your issue. Contact us today to speak with a family law attorney. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We accept Visa and MasterCard.