There are many things to consider when separating from or ending a marriage, and it is imperative that you first discuss your circumstances with a dependable divorce attorney. At Hager Law Office, P.C., we lawyers know what it takes to help you through the divorce process, including navigating you through the difficult issues of child custody, alimony and property division. Our goal is to empower you to make decisions that bring positive change to your life. Divorce is not always a bad thing, so if you need to embark on a dissolution of your marriage, call us to speak with a member of our team.
Absolute Divorce is available in NC to married couples who have been living separate and apart for at least one year and where one spouse has lived in NC for at least 6 months. We can obtain a divorce Judgment for you in New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick Counties.
As you work your way through a divorce, some of the most important issues relate to your children. Child custody arrangements and child support payments are key to any settlement. At Hager Law Office, P.C. in Wilmington, we bring more than 30 years of experience to the table to help you promote and protect the best interests of your children -- whether in a collaborative or contested divorce.
Virginia Hager is a founding member of Coastal Collaborative Colleagues, offering an out-of-court alternative to traditional attorney-driven litigation and negotiation. Give us a call to learn more about this process and how it can help you work with your spouse and a collaborative team to problem-solve, negotiate, and create a win-win situation that is healthy for your changing family.
Separation and a subsequent divorce can be much more peaceful with the execution of a carefully crafted separation agreement. We can help you negotiate the terms with your spouse and draft an agreement on important issues prior to your divorce. At Hager Law Office, P.C., we are skilled in both drafting and helping you negotiate these and other marital contracts. Call us if you have questions about Separation Agreements.
A divorce should not mean that you have to go through significant financial struggles. We represent dependent spouses in need of spousal support, also called alimony as well as supporting spouses in reaching a fair agreement on what they are obligated to pay in support. Don't go this alone! There are no official NC guidelines on spousal support amounts and without help you could end up in a disastrous situation.
The process for dividing marital property and debt, known as “Equitable Distribution,” can be complicated, Determining which spouse owns certain assets or property is never easy, especially if a couple was married for a long time. We have 30 years of experience doing just this and will guide you through and help you with this process. Making mistakes here can be more costly to a divorcing couple than hiring an attorney.
Adoption is a complex legal and an extremely emotional issue. You must follow strict federal and state laws to successfully adopt, and the procedures may vary between private and agency adoptions. Count on us to successfully represent you in your adoption – be it a step-parent, relative, or agency adoption. Having extensive experience and knowledge of the legal rights of adoptive parents and the intricacies of the adoption process are essential to achieving success. Let us make this process as easy as possible on you and your family.
You are entitled to legal protection from many forms of abuse in the state of North Carolina. A domestic violence protective order can help keep you safe from your abuser. Our firm has represented victims of domestic violence in North Carolina for nearly three decades. We help you determine your eligibility for a protective order and guide you through the process, while also considering the financial, physical and emotional needs of you and your children.
If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, the situation for you can be just as serious. Please call us for advice and representation if you are in need of defense.