Family Law

The Clemons Law Firm provides services in the following areas

Divorce and Separation:  The ending of a marriage can be stressful for all parties involved.  Whether you are contemplating a trial separation or if you ready to file for divorce from your spouse, it is important to understand all issues associated with termination of the marriage such as alimony, child custody and support, and the distribution of marital property and debt.  Let the Clemons Law Firm assist you in preserving your financial and emotional well-being throughout your separation and divorce.

Child Custody and Visitation:  Issues of child custody and visitation are often the most contested areas in family law.  Seeking the assistance of a neutral attorney to fully advocate for the best interests of your children is necessary during such emotionally charged proceedings.  Whether you are seeking to establish a suitable custody arrangement or to modify an existing agreement or court order, allow the Clemons Law Firm to fight for the best interests of you and your children.

Child Support:  Child support is money paid from one parent to another as a proportionate contribution toward the support of a couple’s minor children after a divorce or other termination of a relationship.  North Carolina courts use a number of factors to determine the appropriate amount of child support to be paid based on the income of both parties. The Clemons Law Firm is able to assist parents in both private and state-ordered child support matters.

Adoption:  The adoption process, despite is admirable outcome, can be a very difficult and time-consuming process.  The laws surrounding adoptions are complicated and can result in devastating consequences if not strictly adhered to.  The assistance of competent legal representation is essential in securing a valid adoption.  The Clemons Law Firm will work tirelessly for you until your adoption is complete.

Paternity:  When a child is born to an unmarried couple, North Carolina law may not recognize the biological father as the child’s legal father until paternity has been established either through a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity or through some other legal presumption.  Establishment of paternity can be accomplished through DNA evidence or through other methods.  Once paternity is established, an unmarried father receives all of the rights and responsibilities of the legal parent-child relationship such as rights to custody and visitation as well as the legal obligation to pay child support.  Visit the Clemons Law Firm today to learn more about how paternity issues can affect your family.