Divorce causes a strain on your emotions as well as your finances. One of the most important decisions you will make to help you through this challenging time is selecting a lawyer who is experienced at handling all aspects of family law.

At Gottholm, Ralston & Benton, PLLC, in Statesville, North Carolina, our Statesville divorce lawyers have earned a reputation for being knowledgeable, personable and responsive.

In a system that is designed to litigate, we strive to help our clients resolve as many aspects of their divorce through negotiation. Doing so allows the parties involved to retain more control over the important decisions that will shape their post-divorce life rather than leave them up to a family court judge to decide.

We understand the intricacies of military divorce. Our family law attorneys offer experienced legal guidance regarding the unique aspects of military divorce such as how to distribute retirement benefits and how to handle child custody issues. Attorney Martin J. Gottholm is a Black Hawk helicopter instructor pilot in the North Carolina Army National Guard who served two tours in Iraq. He understands the pressures of military life and the impact they have on the rest of the family.

Not every divorce issue can be resolved amicably, however. If it is necessary to go to court, we prepare meticulously in order to present the strongest possible argument.

Mooresville Asset Allocation Lawyers

We take the time to understand your situation as well as your goals in order to develop a strategy that will produce the best possible outcome efficiently and cost-effectively.

We have experience handling complex valuation issues, including business and pension valuation. This allows us to recover a full and fair settlement for a non income-earning spouse or a spouse who earns significantly less than his or her partner.

Conversely, we are able to use these same skills, including knowledge of tax consequences and strategies, to protect high-income earners from forfeiting too much in a divorce settlement.

If you have questions regarding property division, child custody or any other divorce matter, call 704-878-0757 or email us to schedule a meeting at either Statesville or Taylorsville office.