Family Law Lawyers

Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC provides legal services to those in need of assistance with separation, divorce, child custody, child support, property distribution/equitable distribution, post separation support and alimony, adoption, legitimation, and termination of parental rights. Whatever your family law need may be, we are here to help and support you.

Separation Agreements

A separation agreement is a legally binding agreement between a husband and wife. It must be in writing and notarized. These agreements can pertain to very serious matters including child custody, child support, property distribution, and alimony. If you are involved in a marital separation, you should seek the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Our firm is dedicated to carefully considering all relevant aspects of your separation in preparing your separation agreement.


There are two types of divorce: uncontested and contested. An uncontested divorce is when both husband and wife are in agreement to obtain a divorce. An absolute divorce can not be obtained unless certain requirements are met. A contested divorce may exist when a husband and/or wife contest certain issues such as custody, support, property distribution, and alimony. Let us assist you in insuring that your divorce is done properly.

Child Custody/Child Support

Child custody is usually the most important matter to people who have separated or divorced. North Carolina law provides several methods for establishing a custody arrangement. Please contact our firm to assist you in obtaining the best possible custody arrangement for you and your children. Parents may enter into a written agreement to establish a child support arrangement. They may also seek the assistance of the judicial system to determine child support issues. North Carolina law has established specific provisions for determining the amount of child support to be paid by each parent. Let us assist you in insuring that your child support matters are handled properly.

Property Distribution (Equitable Distribution)

North Carolina law has specific provisions for defining marital property, and determining how it should be distributed after a husband and wife have separated. If the parties to a marriage obtain an absolute divorce before complying with certain provisions of the law, they may forever lose valuable rights. Contact our firm to assist you in insuring that your property distribution case is handled properly.

Post Separation Support/Alimony

Post Separation Support is spousal support which is paid until, among other things, the date specified in the order for post separation support or the entry of an order awarding or denying alimony. Alimony means an order for payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse or former spouse, periodically or in a lump sum, for a specified or for an indefinite term.

North Carolina law sets forth various factors in determining whether a spouse is ineligible for financial support from the other spouse. If a spouse fails to bring an action for post separation support or alimony before an absolute divorce is obtained, the right to do so is forever lost. Let our firm assist you in insuring that your post separation support/alimony case is handled properly.

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Attorneys Mark Morris and Gabrielle Valentine have extensive experience practicing family law in Rutherford, Polk, and McDowell Counties…

Family Lawyer Mark Morris
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