Family Law

Our family law practice protects clients and ensures their needs and interests are served.  We recognize that every person involved in a family law matter will have a different perspective, and that the best resolutions involve both advocacy and listening to the client’s needs.  We work to outline the best options of actions to our clients so that the matter can be resolved in the most effective way.

 

To find out more on how we can help your family contact our office today for a consultation.

 

 

Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO)

 

Ordered by a District Court, DVPO hearings are issued in response to a complaint by a person (the plaintiff) concerning physical abuse, or forthcoming threats of physical abuse. In response to the complaint, the Court may issue an order instructing the Defendant not to assault, threaten, or harass the plaintiff. The Court can also do much more when they feel it is the best interest of the victim. For example, the Court may: make impermanent resolutions concerning custody of children; order the defendant to attend anger management courses; or demand that the defendant stop contact with the plaintiff. DVPO hearings can be stressful and complicated. To get help, when dealing with an upcoming DVPO hearing, please contact us to schedule a consultation.  

 

Divorce

 

We understand that divorce can complicate your life.  Finances, children, other family members, property - they can all suffer when going through a divorce.  And getting a divorce in North Carolina is not easy.

 

In order to deal with your divorce in the most efficient and least stressful way contact us today.  We work to ensure the divorce process is as painless as it can be, and we work hard so that you need not stress.

 

Separation agreement

 

A separation agreement documents the agreement reached, in some cases in monetary terms, when dealing with a marriage separation. Almost always the separation does not need to involve the court at all.

 

We can create a separation agreement while keeping both parties in mind. A separation can be difficult so it is important to keep the possible issues in mind, and trust us to handle your separation in a professional and effective manner.

Other Family Needs

Some families need additional assistance, beyond the traditional family law work.  We can provide those services as well, such as nanny or elder care agreements, and prenuptial agreements.

 

 

Nanny and Elder-Care Provider

 

More individuals are hiring in-home care providers for their children and aging parents.  While an agreement with a care-provider is not required by law, it is important that issues about wages, taxes, vacation, transportation, and even background checks be discussed and agreed upon prior to the first day of work.

 

The Brazile Law Firm can assist you draft a comprehensive contract agreement that covers issues from confidentiality agreements to salary and paying taxes for your in-home employee.   

 

 

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

 

Nuptial agreements can be used to provide for children or other individuals upon your death, and can protect your assets in the event of a divorce.  Such an agreement should either be written along with your will and trust, or written with those documents in mind.

 

The Brazile Law Firm can you assist you draft an agreement that is tailored to your individual and family needs.