Fayetteville Divorce Attorney

Trusted Divorce Representation in Cumberland County 

Divorce in Cumberland County, NC, is a complicated process that forces you to make wrenching decisions. But, while divorce can be painful, frustrating, and complex, you don’t have to go through it alone. With an experienced Fayetteville divorce lawyer, you can learn how the law applies to you, separate fact from fiction, and obtain the knowledge you need to make the right decisions.

At Hardin Law Firm PLLC in Fayetteville and Carthage, NC, our family law lawyers provide clients with experienced divorce law guidance. Our clients include:

  • Men and women.
  • Fathers and mothers.
  • Civilians.
  • Military service members.
  • Anyone who is facing divorce throughout North Carolina.

Our experienced family lawyers understand what you are going through and are prepared to help.

Choosing The Right Divorce Attorney For Your Case

The outcome of your divorce will likely affect you for the rest of your life. Divorce impacts your finances, residence, and most special family relationships. Without skilled legal guidance, you could suffer from mistakes that should have been avoided.

Divorce attorney Victoria Hardin has more than a decade of experience guiding clients through a divorce in NC. She is well-known and respected in courtrooms throughout Cumberland County and Moore County. With Ms. Hardin and our compassionate team at our Fayetteville divorce law firm on your side, you can be assured you are being represented by a legal team that puts your needs first and knows how to get results.

Our experienced Fayetteville divorce lawyers can represent you in all divorce-related legal matters, including the division of marital property, alimony, and legal issues that affect the children. When you are ready to discuss your divorce law needs, our law firm will be here.

Understanding No-Fault Divorce in North Carolina

Typically, there are no advantages to filing first in a divorce case in NC. However, NC is a no-fault state, which indicates that the only requirement to get divorced in NC is to live separately and apart for one year, with the intent to stay apart.

When You Are Ready to Discuss Your Divorce Law Needs, Our Divorce Lawyers in Fayetteville, NC, Will Be Here. Reach Out to Our Law Firm at (910) 565-6505 or Contact Us Online.

Hear From Our Clients.

  • “Ms. Hardin is the best attorney in Fayetteville and the surrounding area. She knows exactly what it takes to win your case.”

  • “If I could give 10 stars, I would. Ms. Hardin and her staff are the gold standard of professionalism.”

  • “I trusted all her advice and am very pleased with the results. Anyone looking for a good custody lawyer, she’s the one to go to!”

  • “Victoria Hardin is a fantastic attorney that genuinely cares about her clients.”

  • “Victoria and her firm exceeded my expectations. If you need a divorce, family law, custody or child support attorney, this is the firm you want. I cannot give enough stars, 5 isn’t enough.”


  • What Does ‘Uncontested Divorce’ Mean?

    The date of separation is not at issue in an uncontested divorce. However, if one party does not respond to a divorce petition, the spouse who filed the petition may take appropriate steps to terminate the divorce.

  • What Is an Absolute Divorce?

    A married couple in NC must fulfill specific requirements before beginning divorce procedures. First, they must live in separate households for 12 months and one day. In addition, one spouse needs to live in North Carolina for at least six months before filing. After this time has passed, they can apply for absolute divorce, which severs the marriage bond.

    Before the divorce can be finalized, terms for property division, child custody, child support, and alimony must be approved.

  • What Does It Mean to Live Separately for One Year?

    Before you can divorce, you and your spouse must live apart for one year in NC. This means that you must live in two separate homes or apartments. The courts do not recognize living arrangements in which one spouse sleeps on a couch or lives in a different room.

    While you will not need to file a legal separation agreement with the court, it is helpful to talk with a qualified divorce attorney to determine what living arrangements qualify as living separately and which do not. Taking this step can help you avoid making a mistake that can “start the clock over” and delay the divorce process.

  • When Does the Court Require Parties to Participate in Mediation Sessions?

    Parents in NC are ordered to mediate custody disputes before they can litigate matters in court. North Carolina also requires parties to meet with a mediator for property division issues.

    If a child custody or property agreement cannot be reached using mediation, estranged spouses can argue their case in family court.

  • What Information Should I Bring to an Initial Divorce Consultation?

    Preparing for an initial consultation can help you receive the most benefit from your time with a divorce attorney. Before your meeting, write down any questions you have about the legal process, the attorney’s background, or legal fees. Don’t rely on your memory to provide a specific list of questions on the spot.

    If you have prior orders or have been served with court documents, bring those to the consultation. In addition, provide any legal documents that may support your case or set restrictions on terms you can request. Your divorce lawyer in Fayetteville must read this contract if you have signed a pre- or postnuptial agreement.

  • Will I Have to Pay Alimony?

    It is up to the family court’s discretion to determine whether one spouse has to pay support to the other and the amount of these payments. In the past, husbands were often the primary wage earners in the household. Today, this is not always the case. If the wife supports the husband, she may be responsible for providing alimony payments.

    Since the court uses no set formula to establish spousal support obligations, it is vital to work with a Fayetteville attorney familiar with how area judges have ruled in similar cases. Using this legal insight, your lawyer can tailor a persuasive case for the presiding judge and anticipate arguments opposing counsel may make.

  • Can I Stop Alimony Payments if My Ex Moves in With Someone?

    If your former spouse remarries or cohabits with another adult, you will no longer be responsible for paying alimony. For adults to cohabit, they must display characteristics similar to those of a married couple. Some of these aspects include sharing financial responsibilities and residence. The relationship need not be sexual.

  • Do I Need a Lawyer to Get Divorced?

    You can obtain a divorce in North Carolina by completing forms that are available online. However, while you can save the expense of hiring a divorce lawyer, a do-it-yourself divorce can be costly in other ways now and later. For example, fixing a problem in a settlement or court order is far more expensive than doing it right the first time.

    Without a lawyer’s advice, you might not know what you are entitled to have in your property settlement. In addition, if your child custody agreement has not been appropriately incorporated into your divorce degree, you may not be able to modify it later.

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