Handling All Aspects Of Your Winston-Salem Divorce

Do you need a divorce? What about the children? Will you be able to survive financially after divorce?

Divorce involves serious emotional and financial risks and can be one of life’s most traumatic experiences. Marriage is a powerful legal, financial and social institution, and marriage dissolution must be handled carefully. It is important, if you are considering a separation or if you are already separated from your spouse, that you consult with a lawyer as soon as possible regarding your rights and obligations. By taking certain measures early in the process, your attorney may be able to help you achieve a more favorable outcome. If you have not already discussed terms of separation or divorce with your spouse, it is best to wait to do so until you have legal counsel.

Our firm, Surratt and Thompson, PLLC, has been a leader in North Carolina family law for many years. If you would like to speak with one of our divorce lawyers, please contact our Winston-Salem office. Issues to consider may include the following:

  • Post-separation support agreement
  • Property settlement agreement
  • Your rights if your spouse has threatened you
  • Equitable distribution and alimony
  • Custody, visitation and child support
  • Alienation of affections and criminal conversation
  • Costs and attorney fees related to divorce
  • Mediation versus a divorce trial

At that conference, which will typically last an hour or more, your attorney will discuss a number of factors, including the length of your marriage, the date of separation, issues involving children, your and your spouse’s employment and income, and separate and marital property. After a careful analysis of your situation and your goals, the lawyer will give you advice on how to proceed. We charge a modest consultation fee for this consultation. Because circumstances vary greatly, we do not quote fees over the telephone.