Apex, North Carolina Family Lawyers

Jammie Lynn Wacenske
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North Carolina Family Law Lawyer

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... Read More »
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Angela McIlveen
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North Carolina Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience

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... Read More »
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Jonathan David Breeden
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North Carolina 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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Evan Horwitz
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Appeals and Divorce
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...
Kevin Hopper
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(919) 876-3300 5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite G-01
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Texas Tech University - Texas Tech University
A native of Texas, Mr. Hopper was born in Beaumont and graduated from Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. Mr. Hopper then attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. Immediately following, Mr. Hopper attended Texas Tech University School of Law, and in 1993, graduated Doctor of Jurisprudence. Subsequent to his graduation from law school, Mr. Hopper relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina where, in 1994, he opened his own practice and has since been practicing law within Wake County and the greater Triangle area. Currently, Mr. Hopper maintains a trial practice concentrating...
Andrea Bosquez-Porter
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(919) 250-2000 4601 Six Forks Rd #400
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family
University of Wisconsin Law School
Andrea Bosquez-Porter is originally from San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and a Master of Business Administration degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Ms. Bosquez-Porter is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and Wisconsin and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. She is an active volunteer in her community, most recently serving at the North Carolina Bar Association's All Statewide Service Day on March 4, 2011. She also volunteered for the Young Lawyers Division Ask A Lawyer...
Elliot Sol Abrams
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 833-3114 133 Fayetteville Street, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Our nationally recognized Raleigh law firm focuses on criminal defense, family law, and professional license defense. A small firm mentality allows us to provide personalized attention to each matter. Our philosophy of tireless devotion to our clients and uncompromising honesty has earned us the reputation as one of the go-to firms in the State. We counsel our clients through all aspects of the case, providing the individual attention necessary to achieve justice and return peace to your life.
Patrick Williams
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(919) 870-0466 120 Penmarc Dr., Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Campbell Law School
While Patrick’s jury trial experience ranges from personal injury defense to alienation of affections actions, he’s developed a passion for domestic violence, equitable distribution and spousal support cases. For those who know him it makes perfect sense;1) he’s a numbers guy and 2) he was raised to fight for the “little guys.”

Patrick is a founding partner at Batch, Poore, & Williams. His practice areas are focused in family, divorce, domestic violence, criminal/traffic law, and civil litigation. He is also a certified parent coordinator.

Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State...
Charles Ullman
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 829-1006 109 S Bloodworth St
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
Campbell University and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Charles R. Ullman is Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. At the time of his certification he was one of less than 300 lawyers state-wide to achieve this distinction. He is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and a member of the Christian Legal Society.
Julianna Woodmansee
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(919) 403-0900 3001 Academy Road Suite 120
Durham, NC 27707
Family and Divorce
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...
Jeffrey Marshall
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(919) 833-1040 221 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Mary Lifson Hilbert
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(919) 256-3970 5986-A Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington University School of Law
Ms. Hilbert only handles domestic law cases such as Custody, Domestic Violence, Child Support, Alimony or Post-Separation Support, and Property Distribution. She handles cases in Wake County, North Carolina. Her focus is on you, the client, as you go through one of the most difficult times of your life. At the Raleigh Divorce Law Firm we know what matters most, and we're here to help. Please let us know if we can be of service to you.
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...
Steven J Klotz
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(919) 821-1860 434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1860
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
University of Arizona
Steven is a member of the Family Law Section of Herring & Mills, PLLC. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey and went on to earn his JD with an emphasis in Tax Law from the University of Arizona College of Law. Steven is currently licensed to practice in North Carolina and New Jersey and previously worked in Chapel Hill building a private practice and acting as a GAL conflict attorney for Orange and Chatham counties. He also held positions as a mortgage broker and account manager before returning to private...
Valeria Cesanelli
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 923-1577 501 N Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27604
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Attorney Val Cesanelli handles family law cases for our firm, with a focus on child custody cases and matters arising out of the process of separation and divorce, such as separation agreements and questions of spousal and child support. Val also handles other family related cases, such as paternity actions, legitimations, name changes and changes in birth certificates, as well as provides drafting services of powers of attorneys and simple wills.

Val is as much a litigator as she is a counselor at law for her clients. As a mother of three children and three stepchildren, Val is both professionally and...
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...
Alice Stubbs
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm. She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after having served for eight years as a Wake County District Court judge. First appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt, she was elected to the judgeship in 1998 and 2002. During her time on the bench, Ms. Stubbs presided primarily in domestic court. She was certified as a juvenile judge in 2001 and was designated and presided as a family court judge from 2002 until she came to Tharrington Smith.

Ms. Stubbs is a native of New Bern. She graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover,...
Travis Taylor
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 833-1040 221 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Business and Divorce
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Having been born and raised in the state of North Carolina, Travis Taylor went on to earn both his B.A. degree and J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Now, as a partner of law firm Marshall & Taylor PLLC, Taylor focuses his practice primarily on family law matters. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal district courts in North Carolina and is well prepared to effectively assist his clients. If you are currently struggling with divorce or other family law issues, contact Taylor today and learn how he can help you.
Glenn S. Doyle Esq.
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 600-8834 9051 Strickland Rd.
Suite 121
Raleigh, NC 27615
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Campbell University
Family Law and Divorce attorney with 16 years of experience. Lecturer for over 5 continuing legal education seminars teaching other attorneys about family law and divorce.
Ashley T Banks
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(919) 661-9000 3701 Lake Boone Trail
#300
Raleigh, NC 27607
Family
Campbell Law School
Gray Ellis
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Pittsboro, NC Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(919) 679-9400 27 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Barbara Szombatfalvy
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Durham, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
3001 Academy Road, Suite 120
Durham, NC 27707
Family and Divorce
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Barbara graduated from the North Carolina Central School of Law with honors in 2005. She was an Associate with the family law firm of Donna Ambler Davis in Chapel Hill before she established her own family law practice in May, 2008. Barbara works to establish strong, positive relationships with her clients and helps them navigate the emotional upheavals of divorce, achieve financial stability, and reduce the stress that divorce places on children. Whether in negotiation or litigation, she is a tough and determined advocate working to protect the best interests of her clients. In 2013, she completed training as...
Laura E Kastner
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(919) 401-0062 111 Cloister Court
Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Family and Divorce
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...
Fred B Amos II
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(919) 803-7208 5700 Six Forks Road #102
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Campbell Law School
An established law firm based in Midtown Raleigh, Midtown Divorce & Family Law is a family owned domestic litigation practice providing high-quality legal services at affordable rates in the family law areas of separation, divorce, post separation support and alimony, child custody, child support, domestic violence, wills and other estate documents, and appeals.
Grant Stephen Scheuring
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 880-2284 PO Box 26054
Raleigh, NC 27611
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Elon University School of Law
Grant S. Scheuring is a solo practitioner dedicated to protecting your rights in both criminal and civil issues. He is licensed to practice law only in North Carolina and his practice is focused primarily in the triangle area of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to NC in 2006 to complete his education.
Howard Kurtz
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 505-7780 434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 710
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of North Carolina School of Law
Since 1992 I have focused my practice primarily on criminal defense. In 1998, along with Seth Blum, I founded the Raleigh Law Firm of Kurtz & Blum PLLC. At Kurtz & Blum we help people who have been accused of crimes from minor traffic cases and DWIs all the way up through high profile murder trials. On our civil side we help people who have been harmed by the negligence of another such as in car wrecks, nursing home negligence cases and legal malpractice cases. We round out our practice by helping people with family law...
Bradley Craig Jones
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(919) 829-5600 5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite G-01
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Campbell Law School
Sharon Thompson
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(919) 883-4900 113 Broadway St.
Durham, NC 27701
Family
In 2012, Sharon Thompson became Of Counsel to NicholsonPham. She has been in private practice since 1976 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of family law, including all aspects of adoption and family formation through assisted reproduction and surrogacy; estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and probate administration; and LGBT legal issues. In 2010, Sharon became the first female attorney in North Carolina to be accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. A significant portion of Sharon’s practice has been devoted to providing advice and services to LGBT...
Jenny Bradley
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(919) 833-3114 133 Fayetteville Street
Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
I devote my practice to working with clients in family law matters, including premarital agreements, domestic partnership agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, qualified domestic relations orders, appeals, and litigation involving equitable distribution, alimony, child support and child custody. I understand the financial and emotional vulnerabilities of my clients, and I use my experience with alternative dispute resolution to resolve many disputes without litigation.
Rebecca A. Nelson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(919) 372-3670 434 Fayetteville St., Ste. 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Rebecca is a natural leader and problem-solver. Her creativity and resourcefulness are assets she uses to think outside the box and resolve cases favorably to her clients. When trial is necessary, Rebecca is a seasoned trial attorney who commands respect in the courtroom. Rebecca was born in Virginia, but she now claims Raleigh as home. She is rooted in her community and well-respected by her peers.
Scott Allen
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(919) 787-6668 4101 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Scott has lived in North Carolina all his life. He attended N.C State with hopes of becoming a scientist and then decided to study politics and philosophy. Scott graduated with highest honors in 1990 with double-major in political science and philosophy and for a brief time he considered graduate school in philosophy to be followed by a career teaching.

However, while at N.C. State he took a part-time job at a law office that did family law and quickly decided to go to law school and come back to that office and practice family law in Raleigh. In 1994 he graduated...
Dorothy C O'Neill
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Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 688-9631 112 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
Foil Law Offices is a law firm specializing in family and juvenile law, serving Durham, Orange, Alamance, and Chatham counties since 1976. Foil Law Offices has offices in Durham and Hillsborough North Carolina. The attorneys at Foil Law Offices practice law relating to marriage, divorce, alimony, child custody (including grandparent custody) and support, equitable distribution, enforcement of support, domestic violence, legitimation, and adoption. Foil Law Offices has successfully represented clients at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Justin P Nichols
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Campbell Law School
Attorney Justin Nichols practices family, personal injury, and criminal law in Chatham, Orange, Durham, and Wake Counties. He joined Averett Family Law in 2012, after practicing in the fields of personal injury defense, workers’ compensation, and complex construction litigation.

Justin has extensive experience in the courtroom litigating cases, as well as helping clients negotiate out-of-court settlements. He has handled cases before state administrative agencies, the state superior and district courts, the North Carolina Justin Nichols Associate Attorney Pittsboro Siler City Court of Appeals, and the federal district court.

Justin graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina,...
Kathryn Heilman Schiller
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 789-4677 Professional Park at Pleasant Valley
5540 Munford Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Business and Divorce
Kathryn Schiller's practice is devoted to family law in Wake County. Kathryn provides legal counsel in the following areas of family law: Absolute Divorce Alimony Appeals Child Custody Child Support Domestic Violence Mediation Name Changes Post Separation Support PreMarital Agreements Property Division Separation Agreements Torts: Alienation of Affections / Criminal Conversation Kathryn provides cost-effective legal representation. Her focus is resolution, rather...
Annie Edmond
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 937-9920 900 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
Family and Criminal
North Carolina Central University
Annie Edmond is licensed to practice law in Florida and North Carolina. She is committed to the idea that no one should be lost in the shuffle of justice and continuously strives to advocate for her clients. Ms. Edmond is continuously involved in the community by assisting in pro bono efforts through Legal Aid, Justice Mattes and Wills for Heroes. Ms. Edmond received her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School and her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Florida. While in law school, she was an active member of the Public Interest Law Organization,...
Elizabeth A Stephenson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(919) 719-3470 1620 Hillsborough Street
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27605
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Family law is my passion and it’s all I’ve practiced for the past 18 years. I enjoy taking the time to really get to know my clients and learn their story. This gives me the chance to dig deep to discover their ultimate goals and work with them to develop a winning strategy. That means sitting face to face with them, if possible, and sharing the pros and the cons of their case. Family law cases are often times filled with bitter emotions and resentment and I won’t sugar coat it. I’m upfront and honest about the...
Rhonda Young
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(919) 758-8644 203 W MILLBROOK RD. STE. 101
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family and Social Security Disability
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Rhonda Young was born and raised in North Carolina. She is an experienced courtroom litigator and practices in all areas of Family Law and Social Security Disability. Rhonda keeps clients focused on what matters – achievable results that puts the client in the best position.

Rhonda is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District. She serves on the Wake County Bar CLE Committee and the 10th Judicial District’s Fee Dispute Committee.
Dana Bellingrath
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5100 Oak Park Rd.
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family and Divorce
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Carlton Willis
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(919) 601-3301 3825 Barrett Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family
Carlton Willis is licensed by the North Carolina State Bar and limits his practice to family law. The focus of his practice is child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of marital property, issues related to domestic violence and other legal issues arising from separation and divorce. Carlton was born in eastern North Carolina and grew up on a tobacco farm where he began working by the age of six. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in psychology and communications. After working for UNC Hospitals he...
Melissa Johnson Essick
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 832-8488 1101 Haynes St., Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27604
Family
I practice exclusively in the area of family law handling difficult child custody cases, complex equitable distribution matters, alimony, child support and prenuptial agreements. I am a board certified family law specialist and certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission as a Mediator.
David Hinson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
8341-101 Bandford Way
Raleigh, NC 27615
Family and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
The Law Offices of David Hinson is a general practice law firm focusing primarily on family law, including collaborative divorce law, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Law Offices of David Hinson provides high-quality, cost-efficient, effective legal services to protect your rights and help you navigate the challenges and complexities of your legal needs. Whether you are facing divorce, separation, child custody or child support disputes, or simply have questions about your divorce or custody issue, call the Law Offices of David Hinson to schedule a consultation and learn more about how you can put our experience and dedication to...
Sydney Jeanene Batch
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(919) 870-0466 120 Penmarc Dr., Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Sydney J. Batch, J.D., M.S.W. is one of the founding partners of Batch Poore & Williams, PC. Sydney Batch grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a triple tarheel, Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Social Work and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The combination of her dual degree in law and social work provide her with a unique understanding of the often intersecting worlds of law and social work. Her primary practice areas are family law and child protective services Sydney is...
Kelly Fairman
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(919) 358-4927 891 WIllow Dr. Suite 7
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Kelly was born and raised in North Carolina, and currently lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina with her wife and daughter. Kelly has worked with the seriously mentally ill, at risk youth, troubled families, domestic violence aggressors and victims and as an intake counselor for a four county area in NC. She has extensive training as a mediator As an attorney, she has represented defendants with serious felony offenses through negotiated pleas or jury trials to verdict. She has represented a wide variety of clients in negotiated and litigated family law matters and believes that negotiation should always be pursued...
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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.


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