Family Law, Statesville, NC

If you are looking for a family law attorney in the Statesville, NC area who is dedicated to protecting your best interests, turn to me, W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law.

Family Law services in Statesville, NCWhen compared with other legal issues, family law cases are often the most complex and emotionally trying. If you are looking for a family law attorney in the Statesville, North Carolina area who is dedicated to protecting your best interests, turn to me, W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law.

I am capable of successfully handling and fighting for your rights in a variety of different family law cases related to child custody and support, equitable distribution, grandparents’ rights, and juvenile law. Not only will I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your case, but I will also help you understand how the law affects your personal family law situation, so you feel comfortable and confident in how your case is developing throughout the duration of various legal proceedings.

What Documents to Bring When Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

The circumstances surrounding a meeting with a family law attorney are often fraught with frustrations, heartache and stress. Even in the best of circumstances, meeting with a family law attorney is bound to bring up some stressful interactions. I’m W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law, and I will help you through this process and do my best to ensure results you can count on. One of the questions I am asked most often is what my clients need to bring when meeting with a family law attorney such as myself. Here are a few things that I recommend:

  • Financial Documents- Often the hardest part to sort out when it comes to family law cases is the financial piece, so the more information you can bring to the table, the better! Things like tax documents, income statements, self-employment information and expense reports are all going to be helpful.
  • List of Questions- In the time leading up to our meeting, keep a running list of questions that you would like answered and bring it with you to our meeting. This will help alleviate stress and anxiety, since you know that you can get your questions answered at the meeting.
  • Facts About Other Parties- In family law cases, we will need to work together, you and I, to find the best results for your case. This means that I need as much information as possible about your situation, including facts about the other party or parties involved.

I would love to help you resolve your next family law issue. Please contact me today for more information or to set up a meeting.

For instance, if you and your spouse are ending your marriage, it is important to keep in mind that property division in a divorce begins with identifying separate property that is owned by one spouse and marital property that is jointly owned by both spouses. This includes houses, cars, bank accounts, businesses, and retirement plans. A monetary value will be determined for each asset. The same process is used for identifying debt. According to law, there are 13 factors for the court to consider in making the distribution. As your family law attorney, I can work with those factors and assist you in determining the value of the property and assisting the court in its distribution decision.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you are facing a family law issue and feel like you could benefit from having a qualified and experienced lawyer on your side.


At the office of W. Sloan Goforth, Attorney at Law, we can help with family law cases for residents of Statesville, Troutman, Taylorsville, Mocksville, Mooresville, Hickory, Iredell County, Alexander County, and Davie County, North Carolina.

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