Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer in Asheville, North Carolina

Attorney Eugene Ellison, Helping You Move On

You want to move on with your life, but not sacrifice your relationship with your child or your money in the process. Issues such as child custody and visitation can make divorce a contentious process, a time when you need an experienced lawyer to advocate diligently for you.

As a practiced attorney in Asheville, North Carolina, I have been solving problems for clients across a wide range of concerns for my entire 25-year legal career. At the law Office of Attorney Eugene W. Ellison, I work hard to ensure that your legal needs are met and that the trust you place in me is well justified. Contact me today.

Divorce and Child Custody Law in North Carolina

I can help you find solutions to every aspect of your family law matter, including:

  • Divorce

North Carolina law requires a one-year separation period before a divorce will be granted. I can help you demonstrate this requirement and assist with other relevant matters in a divorce proceeding.

  • Child custody

Strict standards are used in determining who gets custody of the children. I have comprehensive knowledge of these standards and can fully promote your interests.

  • Child support

The companion question to, "Who gets the children?" is, "Who pays for the children?" The court is, again, guided by judicial standards in child support matters.

  • Paternity

Ensure paternity before entering into any negotiations concerning child support. If a man is not really the father, it obviously changes legal obligations regarding child support.

  • Visitation

Courts look at what is in the child's best interests when deciding visitation questions. You need an experienced, local attorney to help you fight for what is best for you and your child

  • Distribution of property

North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the court does not split everything down the middle, but, rather, considers what would be the most "equitable" – or fair – result for each party regarding the distribution of marital assets. I can help you get the best deal possible in property distribution.

  • Spousal Support

Much as it does when considering the distribution of property, the court also decides what is most equitable for the parties when determining spousal support. The court will consider various factors in this determination. My office can fully promote your interests in the process.

Contact me today to discuss your legal rights and obligations regarding divorce and child custody issues.