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Divorce and Separation

Divorce Specialists in Raleigh

The dissolution of your marriage can be emotional and stressful. The attorneys at Miller & Smith, PLLC are here to help you through this difficult and confusing time. We take pride in providing professional and compassionate legal advice and representation to our clients going through such a challenging transition.

We take your needs into account as we seek the best possible results for you regarding:

  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Child support
  • Distribution of personal property, bank accounts, stocks and other assets
  • Division of marital debts
  • Sale or possession of the marital home
  • Spousal support and temporary support
Wake County Divorce

Collaborative Divorce

SeparationCollaborative divorce is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers to avoid the uncertain outcome of court. In many cases, this is the best option, leading to a settlement that best meets the needs of both parties and their children. The process allows parties to have a fair settlement, without the underlying threat of litigation. Our divorce lawyers are specialists in this process, which is very common in Wake County.

Separation in Wake County

While a couple may become physically separated, in North Carolina they are not deemed legally separated unless one of the spouses obtains a "divorce from bed and board".

Different grounds can be cited for a legal separation. If a spouse abandons the other, engages in cruel or barbarous treatment, abuses drugs, commits adultery or otherwise engages in a pattern of unreasonable conduct, it can entitle one to a divorce from bed and board. Wake County Lawyers Miller & Smith are well-versed in the laws and procedures that govern a North Carolina divorce from bed and board. We can help you to seek a legal separation, or defend against a separation.

A legal separation is not the same as an absolute divorce. If legally separated, you are not free to remarry. However, a legal separation can entitle you to obtain many of the same incidents of an absolute divorce. These include:

  • Spousal Support
  • Questions Regarding Division Of Military Retirement
  • Asset Division
  • Child Custody And Visitation
  • Child Support Guidelines

Top Family Law Litigators

Sometimes litigation is necessary to resolve your family’s disputes. Having a strong litigator by your side can alleviate the uncertainty and stress of the arduous litigation process and help you obtain the most favorable outcome. Through tactical trial strategies and dynamic courtroom presence, our skilled attorneys successfully represent clients throughout the adversarial litigation process.

Contact us today to learn more. We can explain your options and help you to map out a strategy that will best meet your objectives.


  • Tammy Smith was there for me with sound advice when I needed it most. She has years of experience which was evident as she guided me through expectations and actions for my separation/divorce. She was extremely competent and professional as she... View More..

  • Divorce is a life changing event effecting everyone near and dear to any marriage, and this was true in my case. But what kept me on the right legal and moral track was Tammy Smith. Tammy’s wealth of legal knowledge educated me about the entire... View More..
    John B.

  • Tammy made an immediate impression on both my husband and I during our initial consultation for a child custody case involving our Grandson. She is extremely knowledgeable in Family Law and impressingly familiar with the court system. She was... View More..
    Sharon P.

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Wake County Courthouse

316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC
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