Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Divorce Lawyers

Roanoke Rapids, NC Divorce Attorney
(252) 583-2910 106 Appleton Dr
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Lawrence Edward Tickle Jr.
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Louisburg, NC Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 496-1201 206 S. Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Campbell Law School
Lawrence founded Tickle Law Office in 2013 after graduating from Campbell University School of Law and passing the North Carolina State Bar. Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from East Carolina University in 2010 as well as his Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Liberty University in 2015. Lawrence served in the United States Marine Corps after high school where he learned the essential leadership and management skills necessary to be successful as a zealous advocate for his clients. A native of Reidsville, NC, Lawrence now calls Franklin County home. He prides himself...
Scott Hamilton
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Henderson, NC Divorce Lawyer
(252) 492-2837 109 Church Street
Henderson, NC 27536
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Owner of Hamilton Law Firm, PLLC a General Law Practice serving Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren Counties.
Rocky Mt, NC Divorce Attorney
(252) 972-2279 1701 Sunset Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Tarboro, NC Divorce Attorney with 47 years experience
(252) 823-1156 212 N Main St
Tarboro, NC 27886
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
Rocky Mt, NC Divorce Lawyer
(252) 442-8669 3300 Sunset Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Rocky Mt, NC Divorce Attorney
(252) 443-1419 168 Roundabout Ct
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Wilson, NC Divorce Lawyer
(252) 291-7232 113 Nash St E
Wilson, NC 27893
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Ahoskie, NC Divorce Attorney
(252) 332-5010 419 Peachtree St S
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Divorce, Criminal, DWI and Family
Wilson, NC Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(818) 846-6400 1202 Brookside Dr NW
Wilson, NC 27896
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Scotland Neck, NC Divorce Lawyer
(252) 826-5124 104 E 10th St
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Divorce, Consumer and Family
Rocky Mt, NC Divorce Attorney
105 Foy Dr
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Divorce and Family
Wiley Nickel
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Cary, NC Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 650-2851 2401 Weston Parkway
Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Pepperdine University School of Law
Committed to defending your Legal Rights! Wiley lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal...
James Williams Hart
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Cary, NC Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(919) 460-5422 1143-B Executive Circle
#101
Cary, NC 27511
Divorce and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
We believe in providing useful and free information to the public so that they can make informed decisions about their case. If you are considering a legal separation or divorce in North Carolina, visit our website for more information and resources, including divorce videos, how to guides, and more.

On a personal note, I am a husband and father and live in Cary, North Carolina with my family, our spoiled black lab Lucy, and three lazy cats. When I'm not in the office, I love to stay active, be outside, and spend time with my family.
Angela McIlveen
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 351-1513 434 Fayetteville St.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Case Western Reserve University
Angela McIlveen is the CEO and Co-Founder of McIlveen Family Law Firm.

The first thing you will notice when you meet Angela McIlveen is that she genuinely cares about her clients and the clients of the Firm.

Maybe it’s because she remembers going through her parents’ nasty divorce when she was 6 years old. Angela knows that her parents' divorce impacted her life. Angela McIlveen remembers growing up with her dad when kids didn’t grow up with their fathers and she says it definitely shaped her life. In case you are wondering, no her mom wasn’t a bad person. Her...
Bryant Paris
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(919) 832-5577 16 West Martin Street
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business and Family
University of Mississippi
Need a Raleigh Family Law or Contract Litigation Attorney? Call Bryant Paris today at (919) 832-5577.

Since 2002, Bryant has represented people from all walks of life across North Carolina as well as small businesses in a wide-variety of civil and criminal law cases. Through the years, he worked tirelessly to obtain just results for his clients in an effort to put them in a position to move on with their lives after their cases are resolved. Bryant uses his vast experience gained from actual courtroom hearing and trial experience, as well as in arbitration and mediation, to...
Angela L. Haas
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5100 Oak Park Rd.
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Campbell Law School
Angela L. Haas, of Haas Tharrington, PA, is an experienced family law attorney and mediator, who serves both traditional and non-traditional families in every aspect of family law, estate planning and administration. A double-major honors graduate of Appalachian State University and Campbell Law School, Angela is dedicated to working with each client to develop creative and effective solutions to protect themselves and their families. Ms. Haas offers a refreshing perspective on the challenges and opportunities that each client faces, and seeks to take advantage of the best legal and practical solutions available in each case.
Melissa Averett
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Chapel Hill, NC Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I love practicing law. Guiding clients through the stress and upheaval of divorce, a custody battle or the aftermath of a death in the family is position of trust that I take seriously. Drafting an amicable separation agreement, or completing an adoption efficiently with as little drama as possible is equally important. I have been a NC Certified Family Law Specialist since 2009. My law firm handles divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, grandparents' rights, domestic violence, tort claims and personal injury, prenuptial and separation agreements, estate planning and administration in Chatham, Orange and Durham counties.
Daphne Edwards
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(919) 838-7160 2301 Rexwoods Drive
Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27607
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
For all of your divorce needs, call Daphne Edwards at 919-901-7336. Ms. Edwards practices divorce and family law, including alimony, post separation support, custody, child support, and property division. Ms. Edwards has over two decades of experience and is dedicated to helping each client achieve his or her goal for the most affordable cost, whether through negotiation, mediation, or trial. Ms. Edwards and the client are a team and the client's goals are central to the strategy. Ms. Edwards believes divorce is a difficult and stressful time for her clients and that it is important to offer support...
Mark Sullivan
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(919) 832-8507 600 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27605
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Mark E. Sullivan is the principal of Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A. in Raleigh, North Carolina. A retired Army Reserve JAG colonel and a Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law, Mr. Sullivan is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the author of The Military Divorce Handbook, (ABA, 2nd Ed. 2011).

He was co-founder of the military committee of the North Carolina State Bar in 1981, and he has been a member of the committee or its director ever since. He is a past chair of the Military Committee of the ABA Family...
John Miskey IV
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Chapel Hill, NC Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(919) 401-0062 111 Cloister Court
Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Divorce and Family
State University of New York - Buffalo
John G. Miskey IV is a board certified specialist in Family Law and leads the Firm’s Family Law department. He has maintained an interest in Family Law, families and policy throughout his educational and professional career.

Mr. Miskey’s character and work ethic was forged in his childhood. His first job was delivering daily newspapers through the snow-filled neighborhoods of Buffalo, NY. Very close with his family, he chose to attend local schools for his education. Mr. Miskey graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo with...
Evan Horwitz
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Campbell Law School
Evan Horwitz was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1997 and graduated from the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2001. While in law school, Mr. Horwitz was the managing editor of the Campbell Law Review. After graduating, Mr. Horwitz served as a law clerk to Justice Robert F. Orr at the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Tharrington Smith in 2008, Mr. Horwitz spent almost six years as an associate at Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A., where he was a member of the firm’s litigation section practicing...
Jill Jackson
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27602
Divorce and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Jill Schnabel Jackson originally is from Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Ms. Jackson graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1999. While in law school, Ms. Jackson was a staff member for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and a member of the Holderness Moot Court National Team. She also received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for outstanding oral advocacy during her first year of law school. Before joining the firm, Ms. Jackson served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable...
Steve Mansbery
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Divorce and Family
Case Western Reserve University
Steve Mansbery joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after earning his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to law school, Mr. Mansbery attended the University of Kentucky, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Finance, with Departmental Honors, and graduated magna cum laude. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Mansbery has been appointed to the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar Professionalism Committee every year since 2009. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for the years...
Ann-Margaret Alexander
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Cary, NC Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(919) 380-1001 523 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Since my admission to the Bar, I have devoted my practice to helping my clients in family law matters, including custody, support, property division, divorce, adoptions, wills, estates and probate. I often deal with people at the most difficult times of their lives whether it is through a divorce or the loss of a loved one. With a combination of patience, experience and knowledge I am able to help my clients resolve his/her case with the best possible outcome.
Kathleen Putiri
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(919) 307-7885 4242 Six Forks Road
Suite 1550
Raleigh, NC 27609
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Campbell University
It doesn’t take more than a phone call to learn that this Asheville native is a tenacious, straight-talking lawyer who won’t back down from your fight.

Kathleen has an uncanny ability to meld unembellished honesty with compassion. You will always know what to expect on the road ahead–and no matter the challenge–you’ll feel confident knowing Kathleen is on your team.

After graduating from Campbell University Law School, Kathleen worked alongside some of the most respected family law attorneys in the Triangle. Absorbing her colleagues’ tenured wisdom and meshing it with her own style, Kathleen has helped clients find hope–even when they had...
Casey Christine Fidler
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Divorce and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Casey Fidler grew up in Huntersville, North Carolina. She graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a second major in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

While in law school, Casey served as the Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and was a member on the Moot Court Board. She was also a student advocate in the Elder Law Clinic. Throughout her time...
E. Parker Herring
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 33 years experience
(919) 821-1860 434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1860
Raleigh, NC 27601
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Parker grew up in the Raleigh & Wake County, North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1975. After graduation, Parker worked in public relations at Duke University Medical Center for several years before enrolling in law school at Wake Forest School of Law, where she completed her Juris Doctor in 1985. As a law student, Parker was a member of the Moot Court Board and was elected to the Order of the Barristers. She was a member of the school’s National Appellate Team and...
Scott Montgomery
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Cary, NC Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(919) 816-0704 590 New Waverly Place, Ste. 110
Cary, NC 27518
Divorce and Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Scott Montgomery is a N.C. Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, as certified by the North Carolina State Bar. Scott limits his practice exclusively to family law. His practice is focused on equitable distribution of marital property, child custody and support, alimony, as well as adoption and various other legal issues arising from separation and divorce. Scott was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and grew up in Cary. He attended Ravenscroft High School in Raleigh, class of 1999. He graduated with honors from Wake Forest University in 2003 with...
Gray Ellis
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Pittsboro, NC Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(919) 679-9400 27 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Ellis Family Law, PLLC was founded in 2002 by board certified attorney Gray Ellis with the singular goal to provide the very best legal representation to North Carolinians facing challenging family law issues. Since that time, the firm has successfully represented hundreds of husbands, wives, children, grandparents, and other family members in courts across the state. Our work has not gone unnoticed as the firm has earned awards from both national and local organizations such as Super Lawyers, North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and Best of Durham.
Brian S. Demidovich
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Lawyer with 15 years experience
(919) 424-8319 211 E. Six Forks Road
Suite 205
Raleigh, NC 27609
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Cleveland State University
Brian Demidovich is the Managing Member of The Law Corner. In 2001, Brian moved to Raleigh, North Carolina after he graduated from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. After spending the first five years in corporate law and as a partner in a litigation law firm, Brian created The Law Corner in 2006. The Law Corner was created with one simple, but important, core principal: customer service. Brian firmly believes the legal profession IS a service industry. That is why since 2006, Brian has offered an initial $99.00 consultation and established...
Jonathan David Breeden
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
(919) 230-4125 891 Washington St
Raleigh, NC 27605
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Campbell Law School
At Breeden Law Office, we help our clients deal with difficult legal problems in the areas of family law, criminal defense, estate matters, and contracts. Legal problems can take you by surprise and seem overwhelming. The consequences of divorce, criminal charges, or business disputes can change your life in an instant. Our job is to guide you through the process and seek out the best resolution. Clients throughout North Carolina rely on the business, criminal and family law attorneys at the Breeden Law Office to provide help and hope when neither seems possible.
Jeffrey Marshall
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(919) 833-1040 221 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Capital University Law School
Jeff Marshall has practiced family law for over 21 years. He brings a high level of experience to the firm along with a strong commitment to ethics and the desire to aggressively advocate for his clients and their best interests. Mr. Marshall is a Board Certified family law and divorce attorney in Raleigh who is well known for his ability to handle difficult cases in a professional manner. He handles a wide variety of family law and divorce related cases including complex equitable distribution matters and highly contested child custody cases. Most of his clients come...
Fred M. Morelock
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Fred Morelock received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974 and his law degree from UNC in 1976. He then practiced as a trial attorney for ten years in the areas of criminal defense and family law litigation before being appointed to the bench. He joined Tharrington Smith in 2001.

In 1986, Mr. Morelock was appointed by Governor James G. Martin to a Wake County district court judgeship. He was reelected three times and served for fourteen years. In 1990, Mr. Morelock became the first judge in Wake County to become a Certified...
Ryan M. Tarrant
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(919) 829-2639 3737 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Campbell Law School
Ryan M. Tarrant opened TARRANT FAMILY LAW in January 2018 after working several years as an associate for two local family law practices. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and law degree from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where he received honors in Family Law. Ryan has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and in Best Lawyers in America and has been a speaker at several Continuing Legal Education Seminars for Family Law attorneys.
Laura E Kastner
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Chapel Hill, NC Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(919) 401-0062 111 Cloister Court
Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Divorce and Family
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Laura Kastner, born in Bethesda, Maryland, grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Apparel and Textile Marketing Management. During her time at N.C. State, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and a member of Sigma Tau Sigma Textiles Honor Society. She graduated from the university with honors and spent six semesters on the Dean’s List. Ms. Kastner went on to attend The University of North Carolina School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor degree in 2015. In law school, she was...
Brad Buchanan
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Graham, NC Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(336) 270-4315 114C South Maple Street
Graham, NC 27253
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Campbell Law School
I am an experienced and dedicated attorney serving Alamanc, Caswell and Guilford Counties. My practice areas include criminal defense representation for DWI, Traffic Matters, Felonies and Misdemeanors. Additionally, I represent clients with Divorce, Separation, Child Custody and Support, Domestic Violence, and 50 B/C law matters.

I received a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1998. My J.D. was earned from Campbell University in 2006. Following Law School, I was an Assistant District Attorney in Alamance County, North Carolina for four years. I then opened my own law firm. At Brad Buchanan Attorney at Law, PLLC,...
Jaye Meyer
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Raleigh, NC Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Jaye Meyer is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® and North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Ms Meyer received the Super Lawyers award for Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina from 2010-2014, and Top 100 Lawyers in 2011. She has been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the “Legal Elite” in North Carolina. Ms. Meyer is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is certified as a Family Financial Mediator.

Ms. Meyer was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1990. She received her B.A. cum laude from...
Kathy Williams Richardson
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Durham, NC Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(919) 680-2300 2310 S. Miami Blvd
Suite 134
Durham, NC 27703
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Traffic Tickets
Wake Forest University School of Law
I help people who are facing felony and misdemeanor criminal and traffic charges and driver’s license revocations. I also represent people on a wide array of family law issues such as Separation and Divorce, Child Custody and Support, and Alimony and Equitable Distribution, and I assist landlords and tenants with residential and commercial leasing disputes. I have been a criminal defense attorney since the beginning of my career. I worked as an Assistant Public Defender in both Gaston and Durham Counties, before I decided to move to private practice and left the Public Defender’s office to...
Julianna Woodmansee
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Durham, NC Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(919) 403-0900 3001 Academy Road Suite 120
Durham, NC 27707
Divorce and Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
For over 21 years, Julie has effectively advocated for individuals in family law matters in Durham and Orange County courts. As a mediator and Collaborative Divorce practitioner, she is a skilled and experienced negotiator, using creative problem-solving techniques to achieve excellent results for her clients. Julie graduated from UNC Law School in 1990. Following her association with the Durham law firm of Pulley, Watson, King & Lischer, she established her own family law practice in 1997. Julie focuses on finding practical, efficient solutions to her clients' legal problems. She helps her clients minimize financial...
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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.