Divorce FAQs

If you are considering a divorce, you likely feel overwhelmed with emotions. The last thing you need is to be left with any surprises or making rash decisions.

When you select The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier, PLLC, we cannot promise you what the outcome of your case will be. No attorney can do that, nor should they. But, what we can promise you is that we will not sugarcoat anything and will work aggressively to try and resolve your legal issues.

Our founding divorce attorney, Bryce Neier, is committed to guiding you through this sensitive time in your life. He is available to meet with you during the day, in the evening or even on a holiday to help ensure your pressing concerns are addressed. For experienced advocacy and legal counsel, contact our law firm in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to schedule a consultation.

Why Hire An Experienced Family Law Lawyer?

During tough economic times, understandably, you are interested in pinching your pennies at every turn possible. You may have even considered taking advantage of online promotions to try and get a divorce. Many people in similar situations have done this and failed. Obtaining a divorce includes more than just filling out a few simple forms. Even if you think you and your spouse agree to the terms of your divorce, chances are you have different opinions on important details, including child custody and the division of your assets.

Without the help of an experienced divorce attorney, those details could add up to be a costly mistake if not handled properly the first time around. Divorce attorney Neier has numerous years of experience handling contested divorces, including military divorces through Cumberland County, Hoke County and Robeson County. Occasionally Mr. Neier will consider taking cases in other counties depending upon the type of case and issues. He knows the pitfalls to avoid in securing your legal rights. When you select our law firm, you can be confident knowing you have invested in the right law firm to protect your best interests.

How Is Property Split During A Divorce?

In North Carolina, marital assets and debts are split equitably between divorcing parties. This does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split. Our law firm works with industry-leading experts, including forensic accountants to trace what assets and debts accumulated during the course of a marriage. Any assets you acquired before getting married and kept separate from your marital estate will remain in your name.

Our focus is to determine the value of your marital estate as of the date of separation that equitable distribution requires an attempt to trace any hidden assets. Once the value of your marital estate is determined, we will negotiate for you to obtain an equal share of the property if that is equitable. We are committed to protecting your financial interests at every turn possible.

How Is Alimony Determined?

North Carolina awards two types of spousal support — post-separation support and permanent alimony. Post-separation support is a type of temporary alimony support awarded to financially dependent spouses in need of support during the pendency of the divorce process pending an award or denial of permanent alimony.

Permanent alimony is ordered to meet the needs of a spouse on a longer term basis. Both types of spousal support are determined based on many factors. An experienced lawyer can evaluate your situation and advise you of your rights.

Is A Child Custody Modification Possible?

Once you obtain certain court orders, such as child custody, child support and alimony, it will take a substantial change in circumstances in order to modify these types of orders. The court recognizes that life changes can have an effect on the terms and conditions of court orders. Our law firm is highly skilled at handling modifications and enforcing the current terms of court orders.

We are committed to guiding you through this process, while helping you understand that custody arrangements can only be modified if proven to be in your child's or children's best interests and that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred adversely affecting your child or children, since the filing of the last custody order.

For example, if your child has educational or medical needs that would be better addressed in another state where the noncustodial parent lives, the court would consider modifying the custody arrangement to meet the child's best interests. Or if the custodial parent is abusing or neglecting your child or children, the court could certainly modify custody on an emergency basis pending full trial on modification of the permanent custody order.

Contact Us For More Information About Your Divorce

At The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier, PLLC, we understand the emotional complexity of getting a divorce. We offer skilled advocacy tempered with sound judgment to help you overcome any emotional hurdles in pursuit of securing your legal rights. Contact our law firm today to discuss your divorce in detail during a consultation at our Fayetteville, North Carolina, law office.