Dallas, North Carolina Family Lawyers

Ashley A. Crowder Esq.
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Experienced and Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Problem Solving for Families!

I am committed to skillfully guiding clients through family legal matters. I provide zealous advocacy to fight for your family’s rights and interests! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Kenneth R. Harris Jr.
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North Carolina Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Mr. Harris was born and raised in Charlotte along with his eight brothers and sisters. After attending Piedmont Open Middle, he attended and graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia. Mr. Harris then... Read More »
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Anastasia Cowan
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North Carolina 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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Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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Experienced & Skilled Attorney! Exceptional Family Law Representation! Call Now!

I provide dedicated and determined legal advocacy in all phases of family law. I am committed to fighting for the rights and interests of my clients! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Angela McIlveen
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Gastonia, 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...
Ashley E Lorance
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Gastonia, 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...
Lloyd Thomas Kelso
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Gastonia, 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
Sean McIlveen
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Gastonia, NC Family Law Attorney with 20 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...
Regina Taylor
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Gastonia, NC Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(704) 861-0700 1568 Union Road, Suite A
Gastonia, NC 28054
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Thomas Taylor
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Gastonia, NC Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(704) 861-9443 262 West Main Ave
P.O. Box 875
Gastonia, NC 28052
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Notre Dame
Personal, Professional attention to select clients.
Joy McMurry Chappell
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Gastonia, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 865-9011 174 S. South Street, Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Family
Kelvin J. Atkinson
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Gastonia, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 271-1047 132 North Marietta Street
PO Box 434
Gastonia, NC 28053
Family
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...
Megan Powell
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(877) 462-3841 2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28208
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Charlotte School of Law
Ben Tobey Esq.
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North Carolina Family Law Lawyer

North Carolina Central University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Alyssa M. Levine Esq.
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North Carolina Family Law Attorney

North Carolina Central University School of LawNorth Carolina
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Ruth E. Gorman
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Charlotte, 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
Chris Beddow
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Charlotte, 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
Denise Anderson
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Cornelius, NC Family Law Lawyer
(984) 244-1145 19109 W. Catawba Avenue, Suite 200
Cornelius, NC 28031
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Medical Malpractice
Charlotte School of Law
Attorney Anderson is a passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated attorney who stands with her clients every step of the way. After spending over a decade in the health care industry, that experience coupled with her experience as an attorney has positioned her to deliver unparalleled service to her clients. Her experience allows her to seamlessly analyze medical records and apply the law to determine the validity of medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse cases, and personal injury cases.

Attorney Anderson also focuses on Immigration cases. Immigration law is not just a professional choice; it is a calling. As an immigrant,...
Joshua Robert Valentine
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Shelby, NC Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(704) 470-2440 1157 E Marion Street
Suite 4
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Charlotte School of Law
Ever since I was a young child and even through college, I have personally witnessed family members and very close friends endure divorce, child custody battles, bankruptcy, civil lawsuits and even fraudulent criminal accusations. I both saw and experienced the stress such events can place on an individual, and I realized that everyone, at some point in their life, needs hope, comfort, and encouragement. In each one of those situations, the person that was best situated to provide that vital support was their lawyer. So that’s why I became an attorney. I understand what you are going through—and...
David Self
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Huntersville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(980) 441-1110 112 South Old Statesville Road
Suite 203
Huntersville, NC 28078
Family and Divorce
North Carolina Central University
After graduating from law school, I knew that I wanted to help families in the community where I grew up. I knew I didn’t want to fight for corporations. I knew I didn’t want to work far away from family and friends. That is the reason why I have been helping families in Charlotte and the surrounding area since the day I started practicing law.
Timothy Keith Moore
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Kings Mountain, NC Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(704) 739-1221 305 East King Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Blake Caulder
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Shelby, 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...
Gastonia, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 823-6249 420 East Long Avenue
P.O. Box 2206
Gastonia, NC 28053
Family, Divorce, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Shelby, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 487-1234 1219 Fallston Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Kings Mountain, NC Family Law Lawyer
(704) 739-2965 235 S Battleground Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Family, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Pete McArdle
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North Carolina Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Mr. McArdle has lived in Charlotte since 1979. He attended Saint Gabriel Catholic School and Charlotte Catholic High School. Mr. McArdle continued his education at the University of North Carolina. At Chapel Hill, he... Read More »
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Courtney L. Carter
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced North Carolina family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Cornelius, NC Family Law Lawyer
(704) 892-9355 18809 W Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC 28031
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cornelius, NC Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(704) 896-6441 17115 Kenton Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Shelby, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 487-1234 1219 Fallston Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Cornelius, NC Family Law Lawyer
(704) 896-6441 17115 Kenton Dr
Cornelius, NC 28031
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Ronnie D. Crisco Jr., Esq.
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
Born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Ronnie Crisco is a proud alumnus of A.L. Brown High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy Studies. In 2002, he received his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. While in law school, Mr. Crisco competed nationally as a member of the UNC Mock Trial Team, assisted indigent clients through the UNC Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, and served as editor on the UNC Journal of Law and Technology.

Mr. Crisco is a Board Certified Specialist in Family...
Jason David Witt
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(704) 493-6851 301 S. McDowell St, Suite 1014
Cameron Brown Building
Charlotte, NC 28204
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
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.
Kenneth Love
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Charlotte, 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...
Danica Lynn Little
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Huntersville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(704) 343-5633 8712 Lindholm Drive
Suite 300
Huntersville, NC 28078
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...
Jonathan Dean Griffin
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Statesville, 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.
Erik Ashman Esq.
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Get help now! Dedicated, experienced family law attorney. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout North Carolina. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your family through every step of your case. Read More »
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Matt Arnold Esq.
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Experienced Family Attorney! Aggressive and Skilled Advocacy!

I am dedicated to advocating for the rights and interests of families. I will work tirelessly to help you receive the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for client reviews and results. Read More »
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Joshua W Goodman
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 7 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...
Kelli Y Allen
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(704) 727-4900 10150 Mallard Creek Rd. Suite 105
Charlotte, NC 28262
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Charlotte School of Law
The Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen provides personalized, professional legal and mediation services.

Kelli represents immigration clients worldwide. Her immigration law practice focuses on family-based visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, unlawful presence waivers, naturalization, DACA, U-visas, removal of conditions, and some non-immigrant employment visas. Kelli is a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association and previously clerked with the Charlotte Immigration Court.

Our North Carolina elder law practice consists of long-term care planning, asset protection, establishing long-term care Medicaid eligibility without having to "spend down", preparation and submission of NC long-term care Medicaid applications, and representation before the...
Jennifer Harrington
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
301 S. McDowell Street
Suite 1001
Charlotte, NC 28204
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington & Lee University
My passion is family law. It is what drove me to become a lawyer, motivated me through law school, and gets me excited to start my day. Family law has always been a part of my life, in experience, study, and practice. A childhood spent in and out of domestic court piqued my interest in the different elements of such a complex and human-driven area of the law. Conrad, Trosch & Kemmy is my home in Charlotte. My goal is to make every client feel heard in a situation where communication may have broken down. I will vigorously...
Dmitriy Panchenko
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Matthews, NC Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(704) 900-7675 1114 Sam Newell Road
Ste B
Matthews, NC 28105
Family, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Charlotte School of Law
Whether civil or criminal, the legal process can be very frustrating, intimidating, and the outcome may seem too uncertain. As such, Dmitriy understands the importance of maintaining prompt communication and step-by-step comforting guidance. He also strongly believes that every case is defensible and that every client deserves the utmost dedication and attention.

Dmitriy graduated from UNC Charlotte, Magna Cum Laude, with a degree in Finance. He further attended the Charlotte School of Law and graduated Cum Laude. Dmitriy now works as a Managing Partner at Biazzo & Panchenko Law, PLLC, and serves Charlotte and surrounding areas (Mint Hill,...
Margaret Anthony
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(704) 659-6030 6831 Fairview Road
Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28201
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Elon University School of Law
At Southpark Family Law, the divorce lawyers provide high quality legal representation for all family law issues, including: Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Post Separation Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Mediation, Collaborative Law, Domestic Violence, Alienation of Affection, Absolute Divorce, Adoptions, and Civil No-Contact Cases. The family law attorneys at Southpark Family Law practice throughout the Charlotte metro area, including Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Iredell, Cabarrus, Lincoln, and other surrounding counties. Our legal team welcomes the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your family’s future. Please contact us to schedule your Free Consultation with a divorce attorney today.
C. Jason Ralston
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Statesville, 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...
Kenneth R. Harris Jr.
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Charlotte, NC Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(704) 370-2828 200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Duke University School of Law
Mr. Harris was born and raised in Charlotte along with his eight brothers and sisters. After attending Piedmont Open Middle, he attended and graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia. Mr. Harris then attended Duke University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Before attending law school, Mr. Harris taught ninth and tenth grade World History in Limestone, Tennessee and Rome, Georgia, where he was also a Resident Dorm Master and coached various sports teams, including the 1999 Lacrosse State Championship team.

Mr. Harris attended Duke University for law school, where he participated on a National...
Dustin S.  McCrary
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Mooresville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(704) 593-6688 181 N Main St
Suite 218
Mooresville, NC 28115
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...
Joseph Ittoop
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Family, Divorce and Immigration
Charlotte School of Law
Mr. Joseph Ittoop primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of Immigration and Family Law.

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

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

Joseph resides in Charlotte with...
Ketan Soni
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Charlotte, 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...
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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(704) 375-8624
Charlotte, NC

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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.