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Julianna Woodmansee
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Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 30 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...
Kathy Williams Richardson
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Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(919) 680-2300 2310 S. Miami Blvd
Suite 134
Durham, NC 27703
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Wake Forest University School of Law
I help people who are facing felony and misdemeanor criminal and traffic charges and driver’s license revocations. I also represent people on a wide array of family law issues such as Separation and Divorce, Child Custody and Support, and Alimony and Equitable Distribution, and I assist landlords and tenants with residential and commercial leasing disputes. I have been a criminal defense attorney since the beginning of my career. I worked as an Assistant Public Defender in both Gaston and Durham Counties, before I decided to move to private practice and left the Public Defender’s office to...
Barbara Szombatfalvy
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Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney with 15 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...
Barri Payne
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Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(919) 808-2826 1911 Hillandale Road
#1030
Durham, NC 27705
Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
Barri Hilton Payne was born in High Point, North Carolina and grew up in Davidson County. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Religious studies and Sociology. Barri practiced for the last twelve years as a founding partner in the firm Brock, Payne & Meece, P.A. before opening her own solo law and mediation practice in 2013. Barri was involved with the Holderness Moot Court while in law school at UNC and earned her law degree in 1999. She has practiced in Durham, North Carolina since that time and concentrates her practice on...
Sharon Thompson
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Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 44 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...
Laurel Solomon
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Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(919) 687-4577 5322 Highgate Drive
Suite 142
Durham, NC 27713
Family, Collections and Divorce
Duke University School of Law
Dorothy C O'Neill
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Durham County, 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.
Annie Edmond
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Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 10 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,...
Keith Bishop
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Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 490-1855 1802 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
Suite 105 Madison Centre
Durham, NC 27707
Family and Divorce
Martha New Milam
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Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(919) 401-5151 3710 University Drive, suite 201
Durham, NC 27707
Family and Divorce
Peter Johnston
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Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(919) 455-3800 100 E. Parrish Street
Suite 100
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Kimberly Mantooth Lott
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Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 502-0282 4900 NC Highway 55 Suite 160-167
Durham, NC 27713
Offers Video ChatFamily
Rhonda Kelley
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Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 236-3011 2216 S. Miami Blvd
Ste 204
Durham, NC 27703
Family and Divorce
Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 466-1112 65 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
Family
University of Alabama
Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 466-1275 65 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
Family
Harvard Law School
Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 466-1180 65 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
Family and Health Care
Brandeis School of Law
Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 466-1246 65 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
Family
Vanderbilt Law School
Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 466-1250 65 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
Family
Durham County, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 466-1182 65 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
Family
Duke University School of Law
Durham County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 466-1126 65 TW Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709
Family
Harvard Law School
John Miskey IV
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Orange County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(919) 401-0062 111 Cloister Court
Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Family and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
John G. Miskey IV is a board certified specialist in Family Law and leads the Firm’s Family Law department. He has maintained an interest in Family Law, families and policy throughout his educational and professional career.

Mr. Miskey’s character and work ethic was forged in his childhood. His first job was delivering daily newspapers through the snow-filled neighborhoods of Buffalo, NY. Very close with his family, he chose to attend local schools for his education. Mr. Miskey graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo with...
Susan Franklin
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Orange County, NC Family Law Attorney with 41 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....
Laura E Kastner
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Orange County, NC Family Law Attorney with 5 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...
Kelly Fairman
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Orange County, NC Family Law Attorney with 11 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...
Grant Stephen Scheuring
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Orange County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 880-2284 1340 Environ Way
3rd Floor
Chapel Hill,, NC 27517
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Elon University School of Law
In my years of practice as an attorney, I've learned that everyone wants to be heard and everyone wants to be respected. I take pride in my work and care about my clients. You can learn more about me by reading the reviews that clients have posted about my work. My law firm is focused on misdemeanors, lower level felonies, DWI, and traffic offenses. Call anytime for a free consultation.

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North Carolina (2011)

MEMBERSHIPS:
Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers (WCACTL)
North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)
Tenth Judicial District Bar (Wake County)

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Wiley Nickel
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(919) 650-2851 2401 Weston Parkway
Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
Free ConsultationWake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family, 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...
Daphne Edwards
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Wake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(919) 838-7160 2301 Rexwoods Drive
Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27607
Offers Video ChatFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law
Daphne Edwards & her team focus exclusively on divorce and family law matters addressing the most complex issues facing divorcing couples: custody, asset division, alimony and child support, mediation and divorce arbitration, and the crafting of reliable separation agreements, as well as issues surrounding domestic violence, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive technology matters. Daphne’s approach is simple: each case is unique and each client receives personalized attention and the highest standard of care available while her team works to achieve that client’s specific goals.

Daphne has over twenty years of experience and is known to be an aggressive advocate for her clients...
James Williams Hart
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Wake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 16 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.
Melissa Averett
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Orange County, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(919) 903-9442 50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I love practicing law. Guiding clients through the stress and upheaval of divorce, a custody battle or the aftermath of a death in the family is position of trust that I take seriously. Drafting an amicable separation agreement, or completing an adoption efficiently with as little drama as possible is equally important. I have been a NC Certified Family Law Specialist since 2009. My law firm handles divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, grandparents' rights, domestic violence, tort claims and personal injury, prenuptial and separation agreements, estate planning and administration in Chatham, Orange and Durham counties.
Angela L. Haas
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Wake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5100 Oak Park Rd.
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Offers Video ChatFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Campbell Law School
Angela L. Haas, of Haas Tharrington, PA, is an experienced family law attorney and mediator, who serves both traditional and non-traditional families in every aspect of family law, estate planning and administration. A double-major honors graduate of Appalachian State University and Campbell Law School, Angela is dedicated to working with each client to develop creative and effective solutions to protect themselves and their families. Ms. Haas offers a refreshing perspective on the challenges and opportunities that each client faces, and seeks to take advantage of the best legal and practical solutions available in each case.
Brian S. Demidovich
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Wake County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Derrick J Hensley
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Orange County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 480-1999 401 Meadowlands Drive
Suite 201
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Offers Video ChatFamily, Appeals, Immigration and Juvenile
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Derrick Hensley is a Child Welfare, International Family, and Immigration lawyer who focuses on high-quality, individualized representation. Derrick founded his own firm in order to pursue cases where he can make a difference. Derrick practices in cases featuring intersections of family law (divorce, child custody, adoption, etc.), child welfare proceedings (DSS Court), immigration law, and international law. Derrick is experienced in various kinds of appeals, and is able to pursue appeals of decisions in state court as well as federal matters. Derrick has represented the best interests of hundreds of children in juvenile abuse/neglect/dependency proceedings as a staff...
Len Mueller
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Wake County, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 676-5770 7000 Harps Mill Rd
Suite 203
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers Video ChatFamily and Divorce
Campbell Law School
Len C. Mueller graduated in 1982 from North Carolina State University with a B. S. in English, and graduated in 1985 from The Campbell University School of Law with her J. D. She has been practicing domestic law in Wake County since that time. Ms. Mueller was certified as a specialist in the area of family law by The North Carolina State Bar in 1994. Ms. Mueller is also certified as a Family Financial Mediator. Ms. Mueller credits her former law partners, prominent local attorneys, Richard (“Rick”) Gammon and Russell W. DeMent, for her success as a trial lawyer. She...
Jeffrey Marshall
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Wake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 23 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...
Kathleen Putiri
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Wake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 18 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...
Ann-Margaret Alexander
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Wake County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(919) 380-1001 523 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Since my admission to the Bar, I have devoted my practice to helping my clients in family law matters, including custody, support, property division, divorce, adoptions, wills, estates and probate. I often deal with people at the most difficult times of their lives whether it is through a divorce or the loss of a loved one. With a combination of patience, experience and knowledge I am able to help my clients resolve his/her case with the best possible outcome.
Mark Sullivan
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Wake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(919) 832-8507 5511 Capital Center Drive
Suite 320
Raleigh, NC 27606
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...
Bobby D. Mills
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Wake County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Bobby Mills is the principal in the Law Office of Bobby D. Mills, PLLC and a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Bobby is an experienced adoption lawyer and Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. Since 1991, Bobby has concentrated in adoption, surrogacy, family building, and family law related matters. His clients are adoptive parents, birth parents, and individuals seeking to build their families through surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies.. He formerly co-directed a private adoption agency and has represented adoption agencies and professionals. He has extensive experience in agency and independent adoptions, stepparent, relative and grandparent...
Charles H. Montgomery
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Wake County, NC Family Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(919) 348-2317 590 New Waverly Place
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27518
Family and Divorce
Vanderbilt University Law School
Charles Montgomery is a N.C. Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. His practice emphasizes equitable distribution of property, child custody, child support, alimony and divorce. Besides more than thirty-five years' experience as a family law attorney, he has extensive experience in commercial real property and business litigation. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1974 and his undergraduate degree with honors from Duke University in 1971. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also is certified as a Superior Court mediator by the N. C. Administrative Office...
Glenn S. Doyle Esq.
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Wake County, NC Family Law Attorney with 22 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.
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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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