The practice of family law focuses on relationships within family groups, including marriages, divorces and separations, child adoption, child support and custody agreements, and other related legal issues. As a knowledgeable, compassionate firm of lawyers you can count on, The Matta Law Firm handles several aspects of family law in Raleigh, NC and several surrounding counties. By appointing us to act on your behalf, we ensure you are treated with dignity and respect, and receive the rights and benefits you deserve.
When a marriage fails and enters the stage of dissolution or divorce, the matrimonial agreement between the parties is dissolved. New agreements need to be drawn up governing the division of assets, the custody of children, and whether either spouse is eligible for financial support from the other. Once these issues have been effectively managed, the marriage between the parties exists no longer and each is free and independent of the other. Married couples wishing to end their marriage can file for several types of divorce, including:
- Absolute divorce
- Divorce from Bed & Board
- Contested divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- Collaborative divorce
- Mediated divorce
Each of these types of divorce requires separate areas of legal competence to achieve satisfaction for clients, but The Matta Law Firm’s extensive qualifications and experience enables us to deliver the best possible result in your case. If you’re looking for a family law attorney near you, look no further than The Matta Law Firm.
Child Custody Orders
This area of family law includes arrangements for the child’s accommodation, expenses, vacations, education and visits. Many issues are considered before a court awards custody, including the prospective guardian’s ability to support the child financially and psychologically. In some instances, joint child custody is awarded to both parents in an effort to give the child as normal a life as possible. Where custody rests with one parent, however, visitation rights are very important to enable the other parent to remain invested and involved in the child’s life.
Domestic Violence Protective Orders
Statistics show that every 20 seconds in the U.S. someone becomes a victim of domestic violence. Under North Carolina law, domestic violence occurs when someone you have a “personal relationship” with does one of the following to you or your minor child:
- intentionally causes, or attempts to cause bodily injury;
- commits or threatens to commit a sexual assault;
- places you or a member of your household in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or
- causes substantial emotional distress through continued harassment.
Obtaining a protective order is often your only hope for having peace of mind. Our Raleigh NC family law attorneys at The Matta Law Firm are experienced in dealing with domestic violence issues, and we will do our best to assure a favorable outcome in your difficult situation.
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