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FAMILY LAW

Do you need assistance with any of the following legal matters:
       
     * Adoption       
     * Alimony
     * Child Custody
     * Child Support
     * Child Visitation
     * Divorce
     * Domestic Violence
     * Equitable Distribution of Property
     * Guardianship
     * Name Changes
     * Paternity Actions
     * Restraining Orders
     * Separation Agreements
     * Surrogacy
        
      
Disputes between family members affect the whole
family and often friends and can be emotionally and
financially draining.  Let Watsi M. Sutton, Attorney at
Law help relieve your stress by providing you with
competent legal advice and representation.  
We will represent you through the entire process including mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, or if the
case proceeds to trial. Most people find themselves overwhelmed with their circumstances and often find it
difficult to deal with family law issues.

SIMPLE DIVORCE
A divorce does not have to be contentious or time-consuming. In North Carolina, you can pursue an
uncontested divorce whenever you and your spouse agree on all related matters such as property division and
support concerns.
Often, spouses are interested in obtaining a quick divorce without much hassle. They agree on all terms of their
divorce, including the division of marital assets, support obligations, and any child custody concerns. However,
they often find the divorce process confusing without the guidance of an experienced legal advisor.
We can help you understand the process and represent your interests in your uncontested divorce. We will
draft all the necessary documents that reflect your wishes and then serve them on your spouse. We can even
meet with your spouse to walk him or her through the paperwork, explain the process, and then have all
documents signed. Once all documentation is in place, we will file your divorce with the court.
At the Law Offices of Watsi M. Sutton, we work efficiently to meet the needs of our clients. If you are ready to
move forward in life, we are ready to put our dedicated staff and experience to use for you in your no-fault
divorce.  Please call us to arrange your initial consultation at 252-946-1897.

ADOPTION
Adoption, while a thrilling time for potential parents, requires adhering to very specific rules and procedures.  
Our caring and competent staff will guide you through the entire process. We are here to take your through the
process of adoption in North Carolina and help sort through any obstacles in your path.
The Law Offices of Watsi M. Sutton provide you with experienced representation to take the uncertainty out of
the process. You deserve an attorney who will explain North Carolina family law to you in a way you understand,
so you can make an informed decision. Attorney Watsi M. Sutton can help you with your case today.

CHILD CUSTODY
In all of the area of family law, child custody is one of the most sensitive and complex issues. Child custody
battles are often very difficult situations for all parties involved. It is important to protect your interests and those
of your children by choosing a lawyer who knows the ins and outs of family and matrimonial laws in North
Carolina.
In North Carolina, the court makes decisions on issues of child custody and visitation rights based on what the
court believes is in the best interest of the child. The court takes into account a number of factors such as the
following:

1.  The child's best interest
2.  A parent's availability to care for the child
3.  A parent's substance abuse                
4.  The distance between the parents
5.  Relationship of the parent to the child
6.  The child's preference, with certain conditions

Parties are encouraged to reach agreements between themselves regarding issues related to their children.  
However, if you cannot reach an agreement, the court can make orders, often using the recommendation of a
mediator or custody evaluator to determine what is in the children’s best interests.  

The unique range of experience at The Law Offices of Watsi M. Sutton can help you in a difficult child custody
dispute.  In addition, we will bring in necessary experts to support your case.  We never hesitate to fight for our
clients and take all necessary steps to help you attain the best possible outcome in your child custody dispute,
including the consultation of child psychiatrists and social workers to prove that your environment is suitable for
your child emotionally, mentally, and physically.

In child custody cases, there are many possible outcomes, and many issues that the court must take into
consideration. The court must decide on both the legal and physical custody of the child.
To find out how our experience can assist you and your family in a difficult child custody dispute, contact The
Law Offices of Watsi M. Sutton today or call us at 252-946-1897.
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