North Carolina General Statute § 50-20 provides that a court “shall determine what is the marital property and divisible property and shall provide for an equitable distribution of the marital property and divisible property” when a couple divorcing cannot divide the property themselves. When filing an order for equitable division or spousal support prior to the final divorce decree, at least one spouse may not agree with how the property has been divided by the court. Oftentimes, one order addresses multiple issues in these domestic cases, including not only equitable distribution of property, but also child custody, child support, and spousal support. However, all of these issues can be filed through multiple orders as well, which can present a problem if the appealing party does not consider the specific timeline for each respective order.
Mr. Hayes, an appellate attorney experienced in family law, can handle all issues on appeal pertaining to separation and divorce. In cases where there are multiple written judgments, Mr. Hayes has the family law and appellate background necessary to make certain those orders are consolidated to streamline an appellate decision.