North Carolina Family Lawyers

Alyssa M. Levine Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney

North Carolina Central University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Carolyn J. Woodruff
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Greensboro, NC Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience

Carolyn has practiced family law for more than 20 years, helping North Carolina family law clients achieve their individual objectives with every case she takes. She is the managing shareholder of Woodruff Family Law... Read More »
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Tommy Kellis
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Havelock, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

North Carolina attorneys handle criminal, injury, immigration and family law cases How you confront a legal challenge can affect the rest of your life. To protect your rights, you need a knowledgeable, assertive attorney... Read More »
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Kenneth R. Harris Jr.
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer

Duke University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Daphne Edwards
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(919) 610-5298 333 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1513
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Appeals and Divorce
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...
James Williams Hart
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 460-5422 1143-B Executive Circle
#101
Cary, NC 27511
Family and Divorce
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.
Carolyn J. Woodruff
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Greensboro, NC Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(336) 272-9122 420 W Market St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Duke University School of Law
Carolyn has practiced family law for more than 20 years, helping North Carolina family law clients achieve their individual objectives with every case she takes. She is the managing shareholder of Woodruff Family Law Group in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a board-certified Family Law Specialist, and concentrates her legal practice in the areas of family law and divorce. She is very experienced in complex equitable distribution, business valuation in divorce, complex custody, alienation of affection, domestic violence, alimony, child support, grandparents' rights, and other areas falling within family law, such as termination of parental rights and adoption.
Lawrence Edward Tickle Jr.
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Louisburg, NC Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(919) 496-1201 206 S. Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Brian S. Demidovich
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(919) 424-8319 211 E. Six Forks Road
Suite 205
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Amanda Bowden Houser
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Jacksonville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(910) 333-9679 1007 Hargett Street
Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
The Houser Law Firm, P.C. is a Professional Corporation and full service, General Practice law firm located in Jacksonville, that serves Onslow and surrounding counties (Jones, Pender, Duplin) in South Eastern North Carolina. We know that in these tough economic times, saving money where ever possible is important to most people. Our philosophy has always been to provide our clients with prompt, courteous and professional legal services at an affordable fee. While we never compromise on our legal professionalism, we do strive to manage our cost and expenses so that we can offer high quality legal services...
Kenneth Love
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Greensboro, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(888) 465-1891 301 N Elm Street, Suite 260
Greensboro, NC 27103
Family, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
University of Cincinnati College of Law
I am originally from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University in 2003 with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Psychology. I obtained my Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2006. I than began work with Legal Aid of North Carolina. While at Legal Aid, I served as a staff attorney representing clients in housing, employment, education, and consumer matters. I also served as the director of Legal Aid’s statewide Bankruptcy team. In October of 2011, I began work with Mike Lewis Attorneys. There...
Dustin S.  McCrary
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Statesville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(704) 380-0456 102 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
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...
Wiley Nickel
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(919) 585-1486 2401 Weston Parkway
Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Bryant Paris
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(919) 832-5577 16 West Martin Street
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Divorce
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...
Laura M. Cobb, Esq.
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Concord, NC Family Law Attorney

Laura Cobb was born in Jackson, Tennessee but grew up in McLean, Virginia and Marietta, Georgia. After a lifelong love of the sciences, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Biology. After college she... Read More »
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Jonathan D. Csuka
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Greensboro, NC Family Law Lawyer

Jonathan, a director at Woodruff Family Law Group since 2006, has practiced family law for over ten years, and is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Family Law specialist. Jonathan focuses on the areas of... Read More »
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Patrick McCroskey
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(828) 258-3368 47 N Market St
Asheville, NC 28801
Family and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
I began my practice in 1995, and shortly thereafter became a sole practitioner until July 2000 when I merged my practice into the firm of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey. I have been asked by many people why I practice in the area of family law and have often questioned this myself. The answer lies in the fact that when people come to me for assistance, they are often at a difficult crossroads in life, with choices to make that can dramatically alter their future. It is a time that I, as an attorney, can have a significant and positive...
Christopher Adkins
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HUNTERSVILLE, NC Family Law Lawyer
(704) 274-5677 9620 Sherrill Estates Rd
HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28078
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
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...
Joshua W Goodman
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(980) 819-0021 301 South McDowell Street, Suite 506
Charlotte, NC 28204
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Tommy Kellis
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Havelock, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(252) 444-4989 205 Wolfcreek Professional Park Center
Hwy. 70 W
Havelock, NC 28532
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
North Carolina attorneys handle criminal, injury, immigration and family law cases
How you confront a legal challenge can affect the rest of your life. To protect your rights, you need a knowledgeable, assertive attorney who won’t back down in the effort to deliver a successful result. For over a decade, the Carolina Law Group in New Bern has provided high-quality legal representation to a diverse group of North Carolina clients. Whether you have been charged with a crime, injured in an accident or need Immigration or family law counsel, our firm will give you the strong advocacy and personal service...
Courtney Roller
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Thomasville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(336) 475-0099 40 Salem Street
Thomasville, NC 27360
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Elon University
Courtney Roller is a licensed North Carolina attorney and counselor at law. She earned her law degree from Elon University School of Law. Prior to law school, Courtney attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a B.A. in journalism and mass communication. She is a certified legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Red4NC. In 2013 Courtney was recognized by the National Association of Women Lawyers for her achievements, motivation and drive. in 2015, Courtney was elected secretary of the District 22b Bar Association. She is a member...
E. Parker Herring
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(919) 821-1860 434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1860
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Thomas Roupas Jr
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Greensboro, NC Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(336) 272-7272 119 N Greene St.
Suite 100
Greensboro, NC 27401
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Florida
Tom has successfully litigated both jury and bench trials In Superior, District, and Magistrate Courts in North Carolina. Primary areas include family law, general civil litigation Including business disputes and personal injury, real property disputes, criminal defense Including traffic tickets, and wills and estates.
Jammie Lynn Wacenske
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 335-5291 16 W. Martin St.
Suite 501
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
North Carolina Central University School of Law
If you are facing a divorce or child custody matter, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. Where you previously may have been able to resolve your family matters internally and privately, you must now retain the help of a legal representative to protect your (and your children’s) best interest in the public court system. Finding someone with the right mix of emotional support for you during this very difficult time, while at the same time being relentless in their fight to protect you is harder then you may think. Jammie Wacenske is a proven advocate with a soft...
Robert Anthony Hartsoe
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Winston-Salem, NC Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(336) 390-4774 1068 W. Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
To R. Anthony “Tony” Hartsoe, the law has always felt like a calling, not a job. He loves helping people through some of the toughest moments in their lives. With a family of his own and work experience that dates back to when he was 12 years old, Tony can relate to many of his clients and utilizes his knowledge to aggressively represent them with strength and integrity. He received his Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Oral Roberts University before attending Washington University School of Law. Tony graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1994. Attorney Hartsoe has worked...
Danica Lynn Little
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(704) 343-5633 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Florida State University College of Law
Charlotte Wills, Trusts, Probate Law, Estate Planning; Guardianships, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection; Business Succession Planning; Estate, Gift and Income Taxation; Estate Administration; Business Law Mecklenburg County (Member, Tax Section) and North Carolina (Citizen-Lawyer Task Force) Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar (Member, Tax Section); Charlotte Women's Bar Association (Board Member; Secretary; Treasurer; Vice President; President, Past Chair); American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (Member, Taxation Committee); Institute of Management Accountants; Charlotte Christian Chamber; Women's Initiative Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western and Central North Carolina; Carolina Foster Kids Foundation Director. Order of the...
Matthew L. Benton
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Statesville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of Alabama School of LawNorth Carolina
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Anastasia Cowan
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney

Anastasia Cowan pursued her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. She was a resident advisor, a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and a member of the Women’s Glee Club. Read More »
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Jill Jackson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27602
Family and Divorce
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...
Jaye Meyer
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
David A. Concha
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(704) 525-8824 725 E Trade St
#215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce 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.
Laura M. Cobb, Esq.
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Concord, NC Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(704) 918-4747 101 Cabarrus Ave
Suite 100
Concord, NC 28025
Family, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University and Vanderbilt University Law School
Laura Cobb was born in Jackson, Tennessee but grew up in McLean, Virginia and Marietta, Georgia. After a lifelong love of the sciences, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Biology. After college she spent four years at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University performing microbiology research during which time she became a published author of two scientific articles on pseudomonas aeruginosa and bordetella bronchiseptica.

In 2006 Laura entered Wake Forest University School of Law and was granted the law Dean's Scholarship. While at Wake Forest, Laura excelled academically in all areas, but she particularly...
Angela L. Haas
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5540 McNeely Dr.
Suite 301
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Campbell Law School
Angela L. Haas, of Haas & Associates, 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. An honors graduate of ASU 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.
Matthew Arnold Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Family, Business, Divorce 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...
Monty C. Beck
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Franklin, NC Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(828) 524-6475 52 Iotla Street
Franklin, NC 28734
Family and Divorce
Campbell University
I limit my practice of law to the narrow, specialized issues surrounding marriage and families. I have long enjoyed the opportunity to guide people through divorce to new phases of their lives through practical training in creative problem solving and long-term planning developed with each client’s unique goals in mind. Helping clients restructure after separation by creating lasting resolutions for their families has been a high point of my career.
Steven Palme
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(919) 803-4512 5 W. Hargett St., Ste. 507
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Tulane University School of Law
Attorney Steve Palme has devoted his practice exclusively to family law since 2005. The Palme Law Firm prides itself on the individual attention it offers to clients and their cases. Steve Palme has extensive experience both in and out of the courtroom and handles all aspects of family law, including: child custody, child support, interstate custody and support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, separation and prenuptial agreements, and alienation of affection and criminal conversation claims.
Janet Amburgey
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(828) 258-3368 47 N Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Family
Appalachian School of Law
I am a 2008 graduate of the Appalachian School of Law. I focus my practice on family law matters including divorce and separation, child custody and support, property settlement and alimony, adoptions, name changes, domestic violence protective orders and parent counsel in DSS matters. I believe problem-solving a primary responsibility of a lawyer. Assisting people through family chaos, ensuring the protection of their rights and property, helping to blend and expand families, and facilitating the transition to newly designed futures, is the heart of family law practice.
Mark Sullivan
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(919) 832-8507 600 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27605
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Joseph Ittoop
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney

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,... Read More »
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Jonathan David Breeden
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience

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.... Read More »
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Susan Franklin
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(919) 942-0800 The Exchange West at Meadowmont
1414 Raleigh Road, Suite 290
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Family and Divorce
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Susan has been practicing law for over 34 years and brings a wealth of expertise to the negotiating table as well as to court. Susan earned her credentials as an arbitrator from the Better Business Bureau, Washington, D.C. She is a Certified Family Financial Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Committee and she is certified by the North Carolina Superior Court, Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate Superior Court cases and Equitable Distribution of Marital Property matters. Since 1997, Susan has focused her practice on Family Law, working with clients to resolve conflict through Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Litigation....
Jeffrey R Russell
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University
Jeffrey R. Russell is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. A Western North Carolina native, he is a member of the Family Law section at Tharrington Smith, LLP. Mr. Russell earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina in 1999 and subsequently graduated magna cum laude from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. During his time at Campbell Law School, Mr. Russell served as a candidate member and as Chief Comments Editor of the Law Review. Additionally, he was a research assistant for Professor James B. McLaughlin...
Wendy Smith
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Archdale, NC Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(336) 861-3026 188 Baker Rd.
Archdale, NC 27263
Family and Criminal
After a failed marriage of 26 years, 5 children and a two year custody battle; I knew becoming a family lawyer was my dream.

I have been a nurse since 1991, I spent the first years of my career delivering babies at Forsyth Hospital. After 5 years, I discovered that I really wanted to be at home with my children and I started a Nursing Triage Company that now operates in almost 1/2 of the United States.

I had the perfect life, a company that was successful and allowed me to be a mom. Then; my life was turned upside...
Kathleen Putiri
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(919) 307-7885 4242 Six Forks Road
Suite 1550
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Steve Mansbery
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
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...
Derrick J Hensley
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 480-1999 180 Providence Road
Suite 180
Durham, NC 27514
Family, Appeals, Immigration and Juvenile
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Derrick Hensley is a Child Welfare, Family, and Immigration lawyer who focuses on high-quality, individualized representation. Derrick founded his own firm in order to develop real relationships with his clients, and to pursue causes where he can make a difference. Derrick is dedicated zealously advocating for his clients and to fostering an open, communicative attorney-client relationship based on trust and honesty. Derrick practices in several interrelated fields, including general family law (divorce, child custody, adoption, etc.), child welfare proceedings (DSS Court), and limited areas of immigration. Derrick is experienced in various kinds of appeals, and is able to pursue...
Ryan M. Tarrant
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(919) 829-2639 3737 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Anastasia Cowan
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Family, Criminal and Juvenile
Capital University
Anastasia Cowan pursued her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University. She was a resident advisor, a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, and a member of the Women’s Glee Club.
Shawna D. Collins
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Monroe, NC Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(704) 289-3250 112 North Main Street
Monroe, NC 28112
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Dealing with family law issues can be overwhelming—especially if you are looking to file for divorce. The Collins Family Law Group is a law firm committed to helping individuals file for divorce and find solutions for their other family law matters. The team has over 85+ years combined legal experience, and has the ability to take on even the most complicated cases. If you are about to file for divorce, the team can assist you; regardless of if your situation calls for mediation, negotiation, or litigation. The team understands how difficult and emotionally draining it can be to file for...
Laura Esseesse
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(919) 816-9002 590 New Waverly Place, Ste. 110
Cary, NC 27518
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
Laura Maria Esseesse is originally from Florida. Laura relocated to North Carolina in 2006 to obtain her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. She graduated from Wake Forest in 2010 with a B.A. in English, with Departmental Honors, and minors in Journalism and Middle East and South Asia Studies. Laura continued her education at Wake Forest University School of Law where she obtained her law degree. In law school, Laura was a student advocate in the Elder Law Clinic and Appellate Clinic. In Appellate Clinic, Laura, along with another student, advocated for their client before the Court...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.