Over 20 Years of Experience
The Doyle Law Group, P.A. is a law firm of committed, experienced Raleigh divorce lawyers with over 20 years of experience and a thorough understanding of North Carolina divorce law. If you are facing a divorce, we will provide you with the guidance and counsel you need to protect yourself and advocate on your behalf to help you move into a new future with security and confidence.
We Help Clients With the Following Divorce Issues:
Divorce Proceedings in North Carolina Overview
Step 1) The Separation Period
In North Carolina, there is a 12 month separation period in which the married couple must live at separate addresses. During this time, they are still legally married, so they can’t marry other people, and issues of estate law and marital property are still applicable.
This time can be challenging because there is no divorce settlement to refer to regarding property division, child custody, or other factors. Having our attorneys draw up a separation agreement to outline the terms until your divorce is settled can be beneficial.
Step 2) Choosing the Right Type of Divorce
Depending on certain factors can determine what kind of divorce is right for you. Our divorce lawyers will work with you to determine if a simple, or absolute divorce will work to dissolve the marriage with minimal cost or stress, or if mediation or litigation is the better path to helping you achieve your goals. With over 30 years of combined experience, we can take your unique case and create a strategy that allows us to protect your future.
Step 3) Scheduling a Consultation
When you first contact our divorce lawyers, we will set up an initial, no-obligation consultation. This can be done in person, via phone, or through a video call. In this meeting, we listen closely to your situation: any major issues, history of your marriage and divorce, your assets, and goals. We will also explain the way alimony, support, child custody, and property distribution work in practical terms, and how we can go about pressing or defending these claims.
Once we understand your unique case and how the law applies, we can create a framework that combines your goals with legal precedent.
Naturally, an initial consult will not answer every question or deal with every contingency, but we want to provide you with valuable information and clarity so you can move on to the next step.
Step 4) Preparation and Negotiation:
The Doyle Divorce Law Group Approach
Once you become our client, we work diligently to provide outstanding service, help you set and achieve your goals, and make the best use of your resources. We know you trust your lawyer to use their time and money wisely and we work to limit the costs and fees that burden our clients. However, any case requiring litigation can be expensive and time consuming. Costly trials can often be avoided by early preparation combined with skillful and aggressive negotiation techniques.
Preparation and negotiation can turn an unreasonable, demanding, or belligerent spouse into a much more reasonable negotiating partner. It’s not always possible to reach an agreement through mediation and negotiation. If this is the case, we will continue to fight for you in court.
What to Expect from Our Divorce Lawyers
Whether you have chosen to divorce or you’ve been blindsided by your spouse, the path to divorce can be overwhelming and confusing. Having a divorce lawyer in Raleigh who can inform you of your rights and what you’re entitled to as well as fight on your behalf to help you achieve your goals can be the difference between a future that is insecure and unsettled and one that puts you on a more positive path.
Who We Serve
Our team works with clients around the Raleigh area, including the following cities:
- Johnston County
If you are dealing with separation or divorce in Raleigh or the surrounding areas, we encourage you to contact us for a no-obligation consultation.
You Can Trust Us
Our Raleigh Divorce Law Firm is a Trustworthy Ally During Your Divorce
At The Doyle Law Group, P.A., we believe in fighting with a purpose. This means taking an aggressive position from the beginning, but always evaluating settlement offers fairly and honestly.
We do not believe it serves your best interests to create fights where none exist, only to bill you for our time in the process. We believe it is important to have a skilled attorney that excels in the courtroom. An attorney serves the role of adviser and counselor to help our clients make decisions about when to fight and when to realize you have already won.
Finally, we strive to be of assistance to you in every aspect of divorce and we work regularly with a team of fantastic counselors, accountants, realtors, appraisers, and other professionals who can provide assistance when called upon.