How long does a Family Law case take?

There is no exact answer for this question. The length of a case depends on the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. During your initial consultation, you will receive some guidance on a reasonable expectation for the time of your case. Find out more about scheduling your consultation with our attorney here.

How quickly can I get divorced?

In North Carolina, you cannot become divorced until you have lived separate and apart from your spouse for at least one year. However, there are immediate actions you should take related to separation. Our attorney will discuss these actions with you during your initial consultation. Learn more about our services here.

Are women favored over men in a custody case?

No. North Carolina law does not allow one parent to be favored over the other parent based solely on their gender.

If my spouse and I agree on everything regarding our divorce, do I still need a lawyer?

Absolutely. Even if you and your spouse agree on the terms for ending a marriage, it is extremely important for a qualified Family Law attorney to prepare and review all documents relating to a separation and divorce. Though your split may be amicable, your divorce agreement may affect your life, and your families’ lives, for a long period of time. Getting it right the first time is so important and much easier than going to court to amend the agreement if you make a mistake.

Why choose Peacock Family Law?

Carolyn Peacock is one of the few Board Certified Specialists in Family Law in the Craven, Carteret, and Pamlico area. Carolyn is passionate about the practice of family law. She combines her life experiences with her extensive knowledge of the law to guide clients through a difficult process. Learn more about our firm here.

Does Peacock Family Law represent members of the military or their spouses?

Carolyn Peacock has represented active duty military, retired military, and military spouses throughout her entire career.

How long does the initial consultation last?

There is no set time limit for the initial consultation. Our attorney meets with all new clients individually. She spends the time required to understand the client’s case and answer any questions the client has.

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