Dallas, North Carolina Divorce Lawyers

Joseph Ittoop
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Mr. Joseph Ittoop primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of Immigration and Family Law. As a Charlotte-native, he has had the unique perspective of watching our city grow from rural farmlands to a... Read More »
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Erik Ashman Esq.
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North Carolina Divorce Attorney

Elon University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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North Carolina Divorce Attorney

University of North Carolina School of LawNorth Carolina and U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
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Paul Tharp Esq.
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Free Consultation! Determined Divorce Attorney! Dedicated to Delivering Results!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney. I aggressively advocate for the rights and interests of my clients! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Angela McIlveen
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Gastonia, NC Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(704) 865-9011 174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Case Western Reserve University
The first thing you will notice when you meet me is that I genuinely care about my clients and the clients of the Firm. Maybe it’s because I remember going through my parents’ nasty divorce when I was 6 years old. I know how my parents' divorce impacted my life and growing up with my dad when kids didn’t grow up with their fathers definitely shaped my life. In case you are wondering, no my mom wasn’t a bad person. My dad just had the best attorney in town. I also have the unique perspective of having gone through my...
(704) 557-0131 400 S Tryon St.
Suite 950
Charlotte, NC 28285
(919) 372-3670 434 Fayetteville St.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Lloyd Thomas Kelso
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Gastonia, NC Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(704) 865-8684 128 East Garrison Boulevard, Suite A
Gastonia, NC 28054
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
Born: 1950, Gastonia, North Carolina Wife: Debra S. Kelso
Verna Carol Bash-Flowers
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Gastonia, NC Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(704) 691-7220 936 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Way
Suite 1 D
Gastonia, NC 28054
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
Quinnipiac University School of Law
I relocated to Gastonia, NC after having had a successful solo law practice in Fairfield County, CT for 14 years. I am bi-lingual (Spanish/English).My office prides itself on zealously representing clients in multiple areas of law in a professional manner. Over the years we have successfully represented individuals and small businesses. We treat everyone with dignity and respect regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio economic status.
Sean McIlveen
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Gastonia, NC Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(704) 865-9011 174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Houston - Main Campus
When Sean McIlveen is not in the courtroom, he spends his time building custom furniture. He’s now building a built-in dresser/bookcase for the master bedroom as his current project. Sean grew up in Gastonia, N.C. and graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in B.A. He attended Wake Forest University School of Law and graduated from the University of Houston with his J.D. He is also the author of two books on child custody and he is often asked to speak at events. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Gaston County Bar Association. Sean...
(704) 865-9011 1704 East Blvd, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28203
Ashley E Lorance
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Gastonia, NC Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 864-3236 223 W. Main Ave. Suite C
Gastonia, NC 28203
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Insurance Claims
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Thomas Taylor
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Gastonia, NC Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(704) 861-9443 262 West Main Ave
P.O. Box 875
Gastonia, NC 28052
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Notre Dame
Personal, Professional attention to select clients.
Regina Taylor
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Gastonia, NC Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(704) 861-0700 1568 Union Road, Suite A
Gastonia, NC 28054
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Christopher Adkins
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HUNTERSVILLE, NC Divorce Lawyer
(704) 274-5677 9620 Sherrill Estates Rd
HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28078
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Practice Area Breakdown:
80% Family Law - separation, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution
20% Estate Planning - wills, living wills, trusts, power of attorneys

I am a native of Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. After college and law school, I moved back to Charlotte and served as a police officer, and as an officer in the N.C. Army National Guard. I focus my law practice primarily on family law and estate planning.

I live in Huntersville with my wife and our four children. We both have children from previous relationships, and one child together. I thoroughly...
Timothy Keith Moore
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Kings Mountain, NC Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(704) 739-1221 305 East King Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Blake Caulder
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Shelby, NC Divorce Attorney with 3 years experience
(704) 470-2440 1157 E Marion Street
Suite 4
Shelby, NC 28150
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
I am a North Carolina native who was born in Marion, but grew up in Rutherfordton. While I was truly blessed to be raised in a loving, caring, and stable home, I realized at a young age that not everyone had that opportunity and always had a heart to help my friends who were hurting. Upon graduating high school, I began working with my father who has a real estate office in Bat Cave, North Carolina, while at the same time, attending Gardner-Webb University. I was seeking what direction to go with my career. At the...
Alyssa M. Levine Esq.
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North Carolina Central University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Courtney L. Carter
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Kent State University and Charlotte School of LawNorth Carolina
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Kelly Bross Myers
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Cornelius, NC Divorce Attorney
(704) 896-0906 18805 W. Catawba Ave
Suite 205-A
Cornelius, NC 28031
Divorce, Criminal and Estate Planning
Gastonia, NC Divorce Attorney
(704) 823-6249 420 East Long Avenue
P.O. Box 2206
Gastonia, NC 28053
Divorce, Family, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Gastonia, NC Divorce Lawyer
(704) 864-0235 216 South Marietta Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
Divorce
Shelby, NC Divorce Attorney
(704) 487-1234 1219 Fallston Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Kings Mountain, NC Divorce Lawyer
(704) 739-2965 235 S Battleground Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Divorce, DWI, Estate Planning and Family
Shelby, NC Divorce Attorney
(704) 487-1234 1219 Fallston Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Social Security Disability
Cornelius, NC Divorce Attorney with 41 years experience
(704) 896-6441 17115 Kenton Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Cornelius, NC Divorce Lawyer
(704) 892-9355 18809 W Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC 28031
Divorce, Business, Civil Rights and Family
Cornelius, NC Divorce Lawyer
(704) 896-6441 17115 Kenton Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Zachary D Jackson
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Monroe, NC Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(704) 288-4057 107 E Jefferson St., Ste C
Monroe, NC 28112
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Zachary D. Jackson graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Jackson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Campbell University where he majored in Business Administration with a Specialty in Trust and Investment Management and minored in Financial Planning. Mr. Jackson also received his Masters in Business Administration from Campbell University. Mr. Jackson worked for several years as a Trust Officer with Bank of America prior to attending law school. Prior to opening his own law practice, Mr. Jackson worked with two law firms and held an...
(704) 288-4057 101 S. Main St
Monroe, NC 28112
Ashley A. Crowder Esq.
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNorth Carolina
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Pete McArdle
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North Carolina Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience

Mr. McArdle has lived in Charlotte since 1979. He attended Saint Gabriel Catholic School and Charlotte Catholic High School. Mr. McArdle continued his education at the University of North Carolina. At... Read More »
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Robert J. Reeves
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(704) 351-7979 301 South McDowell Street
Suite 814
Charlotte, NC 28204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
At Robert J. Reeves P.C., our attorneys focus on serious personal injury accidents (automobile, motorcycle, tractor trailer), workers' compensation, DUI and DWI, and divorce cases. We can help clients in both South Carolina and North Carolina. We are experienced trial lawyers who are willing to do whatever it takes for our clients. In addition, every client has our personal cell phone number and direct email address. As a result, you can reach us directly when you need answers, even after hours or on the weekend.

-Robert J. Reeves is a seasoned trial attorney with over 29 years of litigation experience in...
(803) 554-4157 1012 Market Street
Suite 205
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(864) 760-8252 4014 Clemson Blvd
Anderson, SC 29625
Dr. Ilonka Aylward
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(704) 312-0785 1645 Scotland Ave
Charlotte, NC 28207
Divorce, Appeals and Immigration
University of Virginia School of Law
Prior to founding Aylward Law in 2004, Dr. Aylward practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York City, where she worked with a team representing Microsoft in government antitrust litigation. She also practiced at Katten Muchin Rosenmann, LLP in Charlotte. Ilonka received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review and was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics (1999-2001). At graduation, she was awarded the Olin Prize—an award for the best paper written in law and economics by a member of the...
Matthew Arnold Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of North Carolina School of Law
Mr. Arnold is an experienced trial attorney who has tried bench and jury trials in both North Carolina District Court and North Carolina Superior Court and has argued cases in front of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA. Mr. Arnold grew up in Charlotte, and attended Carmel Junior High, South Charlotte Middle, and graduated from Providence Senior High School. Mr. Arnold earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology graduating cum laude from Belmont Abbey College where he received a basketball scholarship and played varsity basketball...
Jeremey Poindexter
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(704) 334-7897 301 South McDowell Street
Suite 814
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jeremey Poindexter has been practicing law in the Upstate for more than 11 years. He has focused the majority of his practice on family law. He has handled a full range of family law cases including simple divorces, complex high net-worth divorces, custody actions, grandparents’ rights cases, DSS cases, and termination of parental rights cases. He is married to his wife, Katie, and they have two children, Calvin and Adia.

When Calvin was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. This has led Jeremey to focus much of charity work on issues dealing with disabilities. He has served on the...
(864) 712-9622 4014 Clemson Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29625
(803) 548-5367 1012 Market Street
Suite 205
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Margaret Anthony
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(704) 659-6030 6831 Fairview Road
Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28201
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Elon University School of Law
At Southpark Family Law, the divorce lawyers provide high quality legal representation for all family law issues, including: Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Post Separation Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Mediation, Collaborative Law, Domestic Violence, Alienation of Affection, Absolute Divorce, Adoptions, and Civil No-Contact Cases. The family law attorneys at Southpark Family Law practice throughout the Charlotte metro area, including Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Iredell, Cabarrus, Lincoln, and other surrounding counties. Our legal team welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your family’s future. Please contact us to schedule your Free Consultation with a divorce attorney today.
Joshua W Goodman
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(980) 819-0021 301 South McDowell Street, Suite 506
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Charlotte School of law
Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina I learned to focus my energy on finding a solution rather than worrying about the problem. This mindset inevitably led me to my profession as an attorney. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree in Economics. I immediately began work in the financial field helping people navigate the world of small business loans. The following year I received the Fourth Ward Scholarship to attend Charlotte School of Law. While attending Charlotte School of Law I had the opportunity to gain valuable experience through internships with the Mecklenburg...
Ketan Soni
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(704) 375-8488 1001 Morehead Square Drive
Suite 450
Charlotte, NC 28203
Divorce and Family
Wake Forest University
I represent clients going through divorce and family law issues, including separation agreements and prenuptial/premarital agreements, alimony, equitable distribution, child support and custody. I mediate cases for spouses that cannot reach a resolution on their own. My divorce practice across North Carolina gives me a wide range of experience on how judges rule.

I created a free downloadable North Carolina Child Support Calculator which reflects North Carolina's statutes. This can be found at http://hullandchandler.com/child-support-calculator

Other attorneys also hire me to mediate their clients' disputes prior to going to court. I advance the practice and knowledge of law for my colleagues...
Jason David Witt
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 493-6851 301 S. McDowell St, Suite 1014
Cameron Brown Building
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Was born and raised in Charlotte, NC.
(704) 493-6851 110 E Jefferson St
Monroe, NC 28112
Dustin S.  McCrary
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Mooresville, NC Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 593-6688 181 N Main St
Suite 218
Mooresville, NC 28115
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
North Carolina Central University
Divorce is tough. There’s no way around it. Divorce is stressful, intensely emotional, and overwhelming. It is the perfect storm of problems, from determining child custody arrangements, divvying up assets, and untangling previously tangled lives.

There’s where I come in. I’m Dustin McCrary, a divorce lawyer focusing on the needs of divorce and separation, child custody, child support, alimony and spousal support, property distribution, and domestic violence. And I’m here to help.

My clients would tell you that I have the natural ability to put them at ease. I have a calming presence and genuinely care about every person I meet. I’m...
(704) 380-0456 102 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
(828) 495-6464 520 8th Street NE
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 475-1511 203 E Union St
Suite 200
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 221-2999 118 Main St NW
Suite 200
Lenoir, NC 18645
Jonathan Dean Griffin
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Statesville, NC Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(704) 873-5500 400 East Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
For all your Family Law and Criminal Defense needs, Call Jonathan! - (704) 873-5500

Since earning his law degree with honors in 2001, Statesville, North Carolina, attorney Jonathan D. Griffin has dedicated his professional energies to advocating vigorously for clients in Iredell County and the surrounding area. Today, our extremely active, thriving practice at Griffin Law, PLLC, is focused on divorce, child custody, criminal defense, DWI, and traffic law.
Kenneth R. Harris Jr.
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Duke University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Matthew Arnold Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced Divorce Lawyer! Aggressive and Skilled Advocacy!

I am dedicated to advocating for the rights of those going through a divorce. I will work tirelessly to help you receive the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for reviews and results. Call for a free consultation.
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Eric S Meredith
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 333-1114 216 N McDowell St
#110
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce and Family
In developing my philosophy in how I practice law, I realized from the beginning that people are coming to me because they need help and they trust me to help them in their time of need. I enjoy doing what I do because it provides me with an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Quick Facts about Eric Eric is a scratch golfer. Eric is an avid University of Tennessee football fan.
Pete McArdle
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Campbell University
Mr. McArdle has lived in Charlotte since 1979. He attended Saint Gabriel Catholic School and Charlotte Catholic High School. Mr. McArdle continued his education at the University of North Carolina. At Chapel Hill, he played on the Junior Varsity Basketball Team and served on the UNC Supreme Court. He also received recognition for being an All-ACC Student Athlete. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Mr. McArdle attended law school at Campbell University. Mr. McArdle returned to Charlotte in 1995 and has been representing clients in Charlotte and the surrounding Charlotte region since. In 2015 he became...
David C. Herring
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(704) 750-2017 5950 Fairview Road, Suite 808
Charlotte, NC 28210
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I grew up in the small town of Ahoskie, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. After I finished high school, I studied architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I developed an interest in aesthetics, form, proportion, and design. All these things are instrumental in my law practice, which, I believe, are to my clients’ advantage. After finishing college, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where I spent several years doing freelance architectural renderings and enjoying the beauty of the Lowcountry. After living in Charleston, I shifted gears to attend law school....
Joel C.  Harbinson
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Taylorsville, NC Divorce Attorney with 39 years experience
(828) 632-4264 70 East Main Avenue
P. O. Box 400
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Joel C. Harbinson attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1977 with an A.B. degree and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1979 with a J.D. degree. He has been self-employed since 1979 as a criminal, domestic, and personal injury attorney in Taylorsville. In addition, Joel is a certified mediator in Superior Court cases, receiving accreditation from the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission in 1998, and is a certified arbitrator in District Court cases. Joel is the former President of the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association (1987-1988, 1999-2000) and a...
Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Attorney
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
David A. Concha
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(704) 525-8824 725 E Trade St
#215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Workers' Comp
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
My main area of practice is Immigration Law. I am the son of Immigrants. However, I also, handle uncontested divorce, criminal defense for most misdemeanors, name changes and legitimation, personal injury and workers compensation.
Sergei Semirog
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Matthews, NC Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(704) 898-7733 10550 Independence Pointe Pkwy
Ste 200
Matthews, NC 28105
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Serge Semirog holds degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he graduated cum laude. His law degree Mr. Semirog earned at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Hastings Business Law Journal. Mr. Semirog’s experience includes work at the Hampden County Superior Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as at several medium sized firms in California and Massachusetts. Mr. Semirog also worked at the Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) where he drafted legislative proposals for the Massachusetts State Assembly. For his work...
Jennifer Harrington
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
301 S. McDowell Street
Suite 1001
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Washington & Lee University
My passion is family law. It is what drove me to become a lawyer, motivated me through law school, and gets me excited to start my day. Family law has always been a part of my life, in experience, study, and practice. A childhood spent in and out of domestic court piqued my interest in the different elements of such a complex and human-driven area of the law. Conrad, Trosch & Kemmy is my home in Charlotte. My goal is to make every client feel heard in a situation where communication may have broken down. I will vigorously...
Alyssa M. Levine Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Attorney
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Joseph Ittoop
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Charlotte, NC Divorce Attorney with 1 year experience
(980) 272-8438 725 East Trade Street, Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Charlotte School of Law
Mr. Joseph Ittoop primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of Immigration and Family Law.

As a Charlotte-native, he has had the unique perspective of watching our city grow from rural farmlands to a booming, urban landscape.

Mr. Ittoop is a detail-focused professional who strives to advocate to his fullest ability for all of his clients. He is a strong believer in treating others as he would like to be treated and lets that philosophy shine through his work. It is his goal to create practical legal solutions which give his clients peace of mind.
Joseph resides in Charlotte with...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.