Buncombe County, North Carolina Family Lawyers

Mark Nelson Morris
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Rutherford County, NC Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(828) 286-3866 187 North Washington Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Family, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Mark Morris was voted Best Attorney of Rutherford County, North Carolina by the Rutherford County Daily Courier Readers Poll for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He practices family law, automobile accidents, criminal law and civil litigation in Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland, and McDowell Counties of North Carolina. Mark has also won the Clients Choice Award through Avvo. He fights for his clients' rights to obtain the best results possible.
Christian Nathaniel Siewers Jr
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Swain County, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(828) 788-5059 Post Office Box 401
Cherokee, NC 28719
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
Graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School (1997), Wake Forest University (2001), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law (2005). In 2006, appointed Assistant Prosecutor for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. In 2007, named Outstanding Prosecutor for WNC by the Western North Carolina Crime Victims' Coalition. In 2008, opened law office dedicated solely to fighting to protect the constitutional and other legal rights of all people facing charges or allegations in state or tribal court. Currently represents enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in all types of Cherokee Tribal...
Pamela Wilcox Smith
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Haywood County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(828) 452-2020 33 Pigeon Street
Waynesville, NC 28785
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Shane Farr
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McDowell County, NC Family Law Attorney
69 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
Family
Arlaine Rockey
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Madison County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(828) 279-6735 PO Box 656
Marshall, NC 28753
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mr. Jamie Arnold
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Haywood County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(828) 586-8987 33 Dillsboro Road
Sylva, NC 28721
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Transylvania County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(713) 205-3624 472 Campbell Dr
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
University of Houston Law Center
Transylvania County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
16 Uloque Court
Brevard, NC 28712
Family and Health Care
Boston College Law School
Haywood County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(828) 456-5333 675 N Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Burke County, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 437-5226 220 W Union St
Morganton, NC 28655
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Haywood County, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 456-1006 258 N Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Burke County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(828) 433-8404 111 White St
Morganton, NC 28655
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Transylvania County, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 884-2511 4 W Main St
Brevard, NC 28712
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Jackson County, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 586-9299 90 E Main St
Sylva, NC 28779
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Burke County, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 874-2271 118 N Sterling St
Morganton, NC 28655
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Haywood County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(828) 456-9436 370 N Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Haywood County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(828) 452-5801 95 Depot St
Waynesville, NC 28786
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Haywood County, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 926-7401 977 Soco Rd
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Haywood County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(704) 456-5381 370 N Main St
Waynesville, NC 28786
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Ashley E Lorance
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Mecklenburg County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 864-3236 223 W. Main Ave. Suite C
Gastonia, NC 28203
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
I am an attorney in Gastonia, NC, practicing family law, personal injury. I also handle will preparation and traffic matters.

Before practicing law, I lived and worked in several different countries. I taught English as a second language in Germany and France. In the United Kingdom, I worked in the personal injury department of a Scottish law firm.

Since I started practicing, I have devoted my energy to trying to efficiently resolve family law cases and to get the best recovery possible in personal injury...
Angela McIlveen
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Gaston County, NC Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 351-1513 174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Ketan Soni
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Mecklenburg County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(704) 375-8488 1001 Morehead Square Drive
Suite 450
Charlotte, NC 28203
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University
I represent clients going through divorce and family law issues, including separation agreements and prenuptial/premarital agreements, alimony, equitable distribution, child support and custody. I mediate cases for spouses that cannot reach a resolution on their own. My divorce practice across North Carolina gives me a wide range of experience on how judges rule.

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

Other attorneys also hire me to mediate their clients' disputes prior to going to court. I advance the practice and knowledge of law for my colleagues...
Dustin S.  McCrary
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Burke County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(828) 475-1511 203 E Union St
Suite 200
Morganton, NC 28655
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...
Kenneth Love
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Mecklenburg County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(888) 465-1891 324 Rensselaer Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
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...
Jonathan Dean Griffin
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Iredell County, NC Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(704) 873-5500 400 East Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
North Carolina Central University School of Law
For all your Family Law and Criminal Defense needs, Call Jonathan! - (704) 873-5500

Since earning his law degree with honors in 2001, Statesville, North Carolina, attorney Jonathan D. Griffin has dedicated his professional energies to advocating vigorously for clients in Iredell County and the surrounding area. Today, our extremely active, thriving practice at Griffin Law, PLLC, is focused on divorce, child custody, criminal defense, DWI, and traffic law.
Christopher Adkins
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Mecklenburg County, 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...
Lloyd Thomas Kelso
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Gaston County, NC Family Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(704) 865-8684 128 East Garrison Boulevard, Suite A
Gastonia, NC 28054
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
Born: 1950, Gastonia, North Carolina Wife: Debra S. Kelso
Joel C.  Harbinson
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Alexander County, NC Family Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(828) 632-4264 70 East Main Avenue
P. O. Box 400
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Joel C. Harbinson attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated in 1977 with an A.B. degree and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1979 with a J.D. degree. He has been self-employed since 1979 as a criminal, domestic, and personal injury attorney in Taylorsville. In addition, Joel is a certified mediator in Superior Court cases, receiving accreditation from the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission in 1998, and is a certified arbitrator in District Court cases. Joel is the former President of the 22nd Judicial District Bar Association (1987-1988, 1999-2000) and a...
Monty C. Beck
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Macon County, 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.
C. Jason Ralston
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Iredell County, NC Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(704) 253-4365 117 N. Kelly Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Real Estate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Jason is a 1993 graduate of Oak Ridge Military Academy. From there, he attended The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in business administration in 1997. Jason attended Cumberland School of Law, at Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2000. He has been a member of the North Carolina State Bar since 2001. Jason has practiced law full time in the Iredell County and surrounding areas since 2001 and joined the firm of Gottholm, Ralston and Benton, PLLC in 2014. Jason practices primarily in...
Chris Beddow
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Mecklenburg County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(877) 462-3841 2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of South Carolina School of Law
Matthew L. Benton
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Iredell County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(704) 878-0757 117 N. Kelly Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Alabama School of Law
Matthew attended North Carolina State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2006 with a Juris Doctorate. He is a partner at Gottholm, Ralston and Benton, PLLC since the firm’s inception in 2014, and was a partner at The Law Offices of Benton & Welborn, PLLC from 2006 until 2011, and The Law Offices of Gottholm, Welborn and Benton, PLLC from 2012-2013. Matthew’s practice primarily focuses on family law, criminal law and civil litigation. Matthew is an experienced litigator, and tries...
Theresa Viera
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Mecklenburg County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(704) 442-0000 211 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The unknown is a scary place for any individual, especially for a person whose family is undergoing a significant transition through divorce, a child custody dispute, a domestic violence situation, or even a hopeful adoption. Although I cannot tell you exactly what course your situation will take, I can help you navigate the legal system while addressing each concern and question. I strive to educate my clients about the law so they can make informed decisions about what is most precious in their lives. Whether you are a business owner employing multiple individuals and supplying income for even...
Blake Caulder
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Cleveland County, NC Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(704) 470-2440 1157 E Marion Street
Suite 4
Shelby, NC 28150
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
I am a North Carolina native who was born in Marion, but grew up in Rutherfordton. While I was truly blessed to be raised in a loving, caring, and stable home, I realized at a young age that not everyone had that opportunity and always had a heart to help my friends who were hurting. Upon graduating high school, I began working with my father who has a real estate office in Bat Cave, North Carolina, while at the same time, attending Gardner-Webb University. I was seeking what direction to go with my career. At the...
Matthew D. Byerley
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Alexander County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(828) 635-0098 171 Main Ave Dr
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Family, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Elon University School of Law
Matthew Damon Byerley was born and raised in Alexander County, graduating from Alexander Central High School in 2003. Matthew is a 2007 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He obtained his law degree from Elon University School of Law in 2011. While at Elon Law, Matthew concentrated his studies in general practice and litigation. He became a licensed attorney in North Carolina in August 2011, and has been practicing in Alexander and the surrounding counties since that time. Matthew and his wife, Catherine, also an attorney, reside in Conover, North...
Sean McIlveen
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Gaston County, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 351-1513 174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Houston - Main Campus
Sean McIlveen is a Partner Attorney and Co-Founder of McIlveen Family Law Firm.

When Sean McIlveen is not in the courtroom, he spends his time building custom furniture. Sean grew up in Gastonia, N.C. and graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in B.A. He attended Wake Forest University School of Law and graduated from the University of Houston with his J.D.

Sean McIlveen is also the author of two books on child custody and he is often asked to speak at events. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Gaston County Bar Association. Sean...
Ruth E. Gorman
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Mecklenburg County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(704) 537-1400 2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Family, Criminal, DWI and Immigration
Pepperdine University School of Law
David Turlington III
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Watauga County, NC Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(828) 263-8860 184 N. Water Street
Suite 4
Boone, NC 28607
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Serving North Carolina, Boone and the High Country since 1987
James Leigh Epperson
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Watauga County, NC Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(828) 266-0145 184 North Water Street
Boone, NC 28607
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Mercer University
The founding attorney and partner of Epperson Law Group, James L. Epperson, has served in the Navy JAG Corps before founding his family law practice in Weddington and Charlotte, North Carolina. In his work with the Navy, Attorney Epperson represented servicemen and women through courts-martial cases, as well as handling high-stakes negotiation for the release of Navy service members from foreign captors in the Middle East. This high-stress work has prepared him for the stressful and emotionally trying world of family law, where he provides counsel and litigation services, as well as mediation and arbitration, for those facing divorce, custody...
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Buncombe County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.