Godwin David M
Law Firm in Wilmington, NC
Welcome to the Godwin Law Firm specializing in family law. Our office is in downtown historic Wilmington, North Carolina, we've been delivering premier legal services in New Hanover County and surrounding areas for over twenty years. We're conveniently situated to the courthouses, hotels, restaurants, and historic sites. David Godwin is one of North Carolina's most experienced attorneys concentrating in family law and divorce, successfully protecting customers' rights exclusively in the area of family law.
Godwin David M
read moreSince you may be uncertain about whether you have a good family matter claim, or what to do about it, we offer a free, one hour consultation and review of your case. This consultation will allow you to protect your rights and maximize the value of your case. You 'll be able to get all of your questions answered, and go forward with confidence and peace of mind. First, we will go over the facts of your case with you, ask you questions, and review your financial records and any photos, appraisals, or other papers you may have.
read moreDivorce is always a serious matter, and in the case of parties who own prized assets, relationship exit strategies can be highly complex and challenging. The Godwin Law Firm brings tenacity and strategic approaches to a divorce by maximizing financial awards, winning desired child custody, safeguarding assets, and facilitating a favorable outcome. We are here to help you through the storm. With over 25 years experience and expertise in family law, civil law, DUI, traffic, and crminial law, we can help you facilitate a favorable outcome.
read moreNo one can predict the outcome of a legal case. That decision will be made by a judge or jury after hearing all the admissible facts in light of the relevant law. Keep in mind, however, what the prosecution has that you don't - experienced DUI prosecutors on its payroll; officers and breath analysis technicians who have been trained as professional witnesses; a legislature that passes laws designed to make it tougher on you every step of the way; and plenty of funding to see to it that you are convicted.
read moreA legal separation is when a married couple separates and seeks a court judgment for spousal support, child custody, visitation and support, but does not file for a divorce. Legal separation is often a prequel to divorce, but it does not automatically lead to that end result. If the future of your marriage is uncertain you should discuss the option of legal separation with a knowledgeable Wilmington divorce lawyer. Couples are still legally married in a legal separation, but are allowed to live apart and have the ability to manage their own property, assets, and debts.
read moreNorth Carolina is an equitable distribution state. This means that the courts will divide property fairly, but not always equally, based on numerous factors. Because every marriage is unique, deciding what is equitable is not always easy, and the valuation and allocation of certain assets such as businesses, stock options, pension plans and retirement accounts can be complex. Seeking experienced legal representation early on in the process is in your best interest. Our Wilmington property division attorney is fully prepared to assist with even the most complex property division matters.
read morePrenuptial agreements, signed before two people marry, and postnuptial agreements, signed after marriage, are contracts that determine what happens to each party's individual assets and any joint assets in the event of divorce, legal separation or death. While the contents of these agreements can vary, they typically include provisions regarding property division and spousal support. If you are considering entering into one of these agreements, you need a skilled lawyer to help you to properly document your wishes.
read moreHow child custody is determined will forever affect you and the child's life. It is important to have trusted counsel - contact our office for a confidential appointment as soon as possible. It is not a simple matter to determine whether an individual is or will be liable for child support. If you are concerned that you may be liable for support or wonder whether you are able to claim child support following a separation, please contact our offices. The dissolution of a marriage often involves decisions regarding the custody of minor children.
read moreFor most individuals, imagining a time when they may not be here anymore is difficult to fathom. Creating a will and a plan for a living will is not at the top of everyone's list of things to do, but it should be. If you don't have a will, the state may have to decide what to do with your assets, custody of your children, and make other decisions on your behalf. A will is the best way to impose your own desires on the disposition of your estate. Besides the "who gets what" aspect of creating a will, other important decisions must be made.