We are Charlotte, North Carolina Divorce Attorneys: compassionate, tenacious, and here for you.
At Sodoma Law, we know divorce is a difficult time for families. Therefore, the goal of our attorneys is to bring you and your family through the process from beginning to end. Everything about our Charlotte-based law firm is dedicated to making your experience as our client as comfortable and easy as possible. We are honored to work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for the dissolution of your marriage. Let us help you gain control over your divorce and your future.
The Sodoma Law Approach
What We Know
Divorce is an emotional and financial process as well as a legal process. We understand that the process affects more than just the client; it affects their children and families. Divorce can be overwhelming, so to give our clients what they need we do things a little different from most firms.
What We Do
We handle a broad spectrum of North Carolina divorce cases, from short-term marriages to complex issues with contested custody and multimillion-dollar marital estates. However, we do not take every case that comes through our doors. We will only work with a client if we feel that we are a good fit for their needs. We also intentionally keep a lower, more manageable number of cases per attorney so that we can offer personalized attention.
Because we know that people thinking of divorce have important questions, our policy is that when prospective clients call us, they are able to speak directly with a divorce attorney. At Sodoma Law, we also understand that divorce can make life feel out of control for our clients. We work hard to involve them in the process, educate them, and empower them to make the best decisions possible for their divorce and family. While we strive to keep control in our clients’ hands, we remain by their side to offer support, guidance, and legal advice tailored to their situations.
Whom We Serve
If you are thinking of divorcing, we are ready to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and help you plan for the future. The family law attorneys at Sodoma Law work with clients in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and throughout Western North Carolina. We also serve the Rock Hill, SC area.
We look forward to serving you and your family. Contact Us for more information.
Understanding North Carolina Divorce Law
North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state. While most people commonly refer to a split as just going through a divorce, in North Carolina, the legal term is “absolute divorce.” This term distinguishes the complete dissolution of marriage from the commonly known legal separation.
To be granted an absolute divorce in most cases, the situation must meet the following criteria:
- One spouse has lived in North Carolina for at least six months prior to filing for divorce.
- The parties have lived separately for one year and one party has the intent to end the marriage. See case law here
An absolute divorce completely dissolves the marriage but may not address property division, alimony, and child custody. Because of this consequence, working with an experienced family law attorney is essential. Many people believe that all divorces go to trial; however, most cases settle in North Carolina. At Sodoma Law, we work with our clients to determine whether litigation or an alternative dispute resolution is the best means of resolving their divorce issues. Collaborative Family Law is one of these alternatives.
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