For most people, just the thought of getting a divorce causes great distress. However, with an experienced Hendersonville divorce lawyer like Gordon Langer on your side, you do not have to go at it alone. You can feel comfortable that you have a very competent legal professional guiding you through the often times complicated process of divorce and its attendant matters, including, but not limited to, child custody, child support, property division, and alimony. You do not have to feel overwhelmed or be afraid that you will be taken advantage of by your soon to be ex-spouse. You can rest assured that Hendersonville divorce lawyer Gordon Langer has your back 100% and will fight hard for you every step of the way.
Although obtaining a divorce may seem daunting, sometimes it is your best option when it has become clear that your relationship with your spouse has become unsalvageable. Most often, it is wise to first attempt to resolve amicably the divorce related matters mentioned above prior to engaging in the sometimes prolonged and expensive litigation process. That is why attorney Gordon Langer expends great effort to obtain an agreeable arrangement between you and your spouse. However, if no compromise can be reached, Mr. Langer will not hesitate to fight for you in the courtroom.
Divorce inevitably leads to the division of a married couple’s assets and liabilities. This division is referred to in Chapter 50 of the North Carolina General Statutes as “equitable distribution.” The process of valuing all of a couple’s marital assets, separate assets, divisible assets, and their liabilities can be very difficult and often requires the assistance of a trained professional. Moreover, settlement negotiations relating to those assets and liabilities can become very contentious. The help of an attorney can prove priceless in navigating the world of divorce and equitable distribution.
Of course, when discussing assets and liabilities, one cannot forget about the possibility of the need for alimony. To be entitled to alimony, one spouse must be a “supporting spouse,” and the other spouse must be a “dependent spouse.” Any alimony award must be equitable considering ALL relevant factors. There are innumerable factors, but some of the most important factors that are often addressed include marital misconduct (which includes illicit sexual behavior), the spouses’ earning capacities, the duration of the marriage, the relative assets and liabilities of the spouses, the property brought to the marriage by each spouse, the contribution of a spouse as a homemaker, the relative needs of the spouses, and the tax consequences of an alimony award. Alimony disputes often require an elaborate presentation to the court of voluminous and complicated evidence. An attorney’s knowledge of the rules of evidence and of presenting evidence in the light most favorable to you and your case will help to ensure that your best interests are served and that the best outcome is achieved.
Finally, child support and child custody are two very important issues that must be addressed when a minor child is involved in a divorce. In North Carolina, the Conference of Chief District Judges has prescribed the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. The Guidelines apply as a rebuttable presumption (which means that the court can, under certain circumstances, deviate from the Guidelines) in all legal proceedings involving child support obligations. The dollar amount of the child support payments are determined based upon the income of one or both spouses. Whether the determination is based upon the income of both spouses depends upon the income of the payor spouse. Because the court may order that child support payments, if any, are to be paid in an amount that differs from the amount provided in the Guidelines, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a experienced Hendersonville divorce attorney to make certain that the appropriate amount of child support is ordered. You can learn more about custody issues on our Child Custody page.
Call 828-490-7433 now to speak with attorney Gordon Langer. Alternatively, you can fill out this Online Form, and Mr. Langer will get back to you via telephone or email as soon as possible. Hendersonville divorce lawyer Gordon Langer is here to help you.