Experienced Separation And Mediation Attorney

The decision to file a lawsuit and go to mediation or enter into a separation agreement is complex, difficult and scary. Do not let that stop you from seeking the legal protections you are entitled to during a separation. Have you thought about how you will handle custody of your children? Did you know that child support and alimony can be enforced during separation? You can also work out a property division agreement. It is very important to understand your legal options and take steps to protect yourself during your separation.

At the Law Office of David A. Wijewickrama in Waynesville, we can help you understand your rights and draft a separation agreement that works. A written separation agreement that has been reviewed by a lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected — especially if you have children or debts or need financial support from your spouse.

Separation starts as soon as you and your spouse begin living apart. If possible, contact us before then to ensure that you are protected.

Why Do I Need An Attorney For Separation?

Separation agreements can address many complicated topics, including property division, spousal support and child custody. Many people who go through a separation do not know what their rights are. At our firm, we know the law and what your best options are. We will help you understand your rights during a separation and assist you in crafting a contract with your spouse that supports your best interests and the best interests of your children.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a way for spouses to work out a divorce agreement after a lawsuit has been filed without having to go to court. In mediation, you and your spouse will meet separately with a mediator who will help you understand your rights and guide you toward an agreement that addresses every aspect of your divorce, including property division, child custody and support, and spousal support.

There are several benefits to resolving your divorce through mediation, including:

  • It is usually less expensive than a trial in front of a judge.
  • It allows you and your spouse to decide the final terms of your divorce, not a judge who doesn't know you.
  • It is usually a faster way to resolve the legal issues arising from your marriage than going to court.

Learn More In An Initial Consultation

Whether you are going through a separation or considering divorce, we can help you understand your options and determine which is best for you. Call us at 828-452-5801 or reach out to us online to schedule an appointment.