Family Law

For many couples going through a difficult time, the end result is a separation or divorce. At Smith, Dickey & Dempster P.A., we help individuals and families in Fayetteville and others in the surrounding communities protect themselves and their children as they go through this challenging time in their lives.

Family Law Attorneys Dedicated To Guiding You Through The Divorce Process

When faced with a divorce, child custody dispute or other family law matter, you likely have questions: How long will the process take? How much will I receive or pay in child support? Will I be required to pay alimony? Will my former spouse and I share custody of our children? The truth is, the answers to these questions are case-dependent; essentially, just as the dynamics of each relationship are unique, so too are the outcomes of each divorce.

As a team of skilled litigators, we arrive prepared to resolve family law disputes through trial as well as negotiations. From the outset we will listen to your goals, provide advice, and pursue a strategy that fits your best interests.

Some common issues we address include:

  • Divorce, including complex, high-asset and military divorces
  • Child custody (parenting time)
  • Child support
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Property division (equitable distribution)
  • Separation agreements
  • Modifications

The decision to pursue a divorce is hardly ever an easy decision. As your lawyers, we can explain your options, possible outcomes and support you throughout the process. More than just your attorneys, we are your advisers.

The Choices You Make Today Can Affect Divorce Proceedings In The Future

North Caroling has intricate divorce laws that are often confusing to families. To make sure that agreements are fair for each party, the state requires that couples live apart for at least one year before divorce is finalized.

The actions you take during that time influence the outcome of your divorce. To better understand your options, engage our firm early in the process. Our attorneys use this separation period to guide clients toward favorable negotiations on tough issues.

Standing With You As You Start To Move Forward With Your Life

We don't just help you with your divorce and then leave you on your own. Modifications to existing divorce agreements are commonplace and should be handled with the assistance of an experienced attorney. At Smith, Dickey & Dempster P.A., we will be here, ready to help you at every step.

Call us today and learn more about our family law practice by calling 910-849-2364 or by completing our online contact form.