Forest City, North Carolina Family Lawyers

Brian King
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Rutherfordton, NC Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(828) 286-3332 215 N. Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Family and Estate Planning
Campbell University
Brian W. King is the senior partner and managing attorney of King Law Offices, PLLC. He has been practicing law for more than a decade, and is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Brian is a member of the North and South Carolina bars, and maintains active cases in both states. Brian is a graduate of Campbell Law School and completed his undergraduate degree at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2009, Brian became a North Carolina Certified Family Law Specialist. He is one of a small select group of North Carolina Family Law attorneys who have achieved this distinction....
Mark Nelson Morris
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Rutherfordton, 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.
Anthony Ryan Morrow
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Rutherfordton, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(855) 667-7697 185 N. Main Street
Suite L
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
California Western School of Law and North Carolina Central University School of Law
Once Anthony graduated law school he was offered a position with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois as an Assistant State’s Attorney. In that position, he was able to gain valuable courtroom experience handling approximately 10-30 hearings a day, every day, for 18 months. As part of his duties, Anthony was assigned to the Child Protective Services Division. In that capacity, he was responsible for handling serious cases of child abuse and neglect. From initial emergency custody hearings through terminating parental rights, Anthony fought to ensure that children were not left in the...
John Crotts
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Rutherfordton, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 286-3332 215 N. Main St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Appalachian School of Law
John B. Crotts is a partner at King Law Offices. He currently practices primarily in the areas of wills and estates, elder law, business law, municipal law, personal injury, civil litigation, and criminal law. In addition to many other individual and corporate clients, John currently represents several municipal and local government entities, including the Town of Spindale, Town of Bostic, Chimney Rock Village, Broad River Water Authority, and Forest City Housing Authority. John is a native of Rutherford County and stays very active in his community. He is a member of Adaville Baptist Church in Spindale where he is a Deacon,...
Paul Ditz
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Shelby, NC Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(704) 482-6329 111 N. Lafayette St
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Business, Criminal and Employment
Wake Forest University School of Law
Paul J. Ditz has been practicing law in Cleveland County, NC and surrounding counties for nearly 20 years. He has extensive experience in both criminal and civil courts having tried dozens of cases during that time. As a former prosecutor, he possesses the insight necessary to prepare and present your case successfully and to help you get the best result under the law.
T Brandon Jaynes
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Shelby, NC Family Law Lawyer
(704) 466-3331 221 South Lafayette Street #4
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Campbell University
Attorney Brandon Jaynes is an associate with King Law Offices, PLLC, currently practicing in many areas, including family law, civil litigation, courtroom defense, and estate planning. Brandon received a Bachelors of Computer Science and a Bachelors of Mathematics from Gardner-Webb University in 2003 where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Gardner-Webb, Brandon was President of both the SIGMA Math Association and the Association for Computing Machinery, Gardner-Webb chapters. In 2006, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend Campbell University’s Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, graduating cum laude with his Juris Doctor degree in 2009. While in law school,...
Brittany Waters
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Shelby, NC Family Law Lawyer
131 West Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Ms. Nichole Baxter Greene
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Shelby, NC Family Law Lawyer
(704) 482-7877 107 North Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Family
Shelby, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 487-1234 1219 Fallston Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Shelby, NC Family Law Lawyer
402 E Graham St
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Shelby, NC Family Law Attorney
(704) 487-1234 1219 Fallston Rd
Shelby, NC 28150
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
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...
Dustin S.  McCrary
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Morganton, 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...
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...
Katherine Langley
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Asheville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(828) 367-7090 149 S. Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Family, Business and Divorce
University of Wisconsin Law School
At the family dinner table while I was growing up, we enjoyed vigorous argument and debate as much as the food. Even as a child, I loved finding out all of the facts. Going to law school seemed a natural choice. After graduating, I immediately headed to New York to work for a large, international law firm. I learned a tremendous amount. But something, or someone, was missing. You. And me. I realized that I wanted to be collaborating with my clients, that all those facts, all the research, all the arguments, even the law, only made...
Adam Bull
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(828) 254-0499 160 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Family, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Over 28 years of experience representing clients and assisting them in resolving their legal matters. We have the knowledge skill and expertise to tackle even the most complex cases. I understand that being involved in legal matters and having to call an attorney can be a confusing and daunting task. We are here to assist you, to answer your questions and to guide you through the legal process and to make it as easy and quick as possible.

We will not give you advice that merely prolongs the matter and increases your costs. I recognize...
Janet Amburgey
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(828) 258-3368 47 N Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Family
Appalachian School of Law
I am a 2008 graduate of the Appalachian School of Law. I focus my practice on family law matters including divorce and separation, child custody and support, property settlement and alimony, adoptions, name changes, domestic violence protective orders and parent counsel in DSS matters. I believe problem-solving a primary responsibility of a lawyer. Assisting people through family chaos, ensuring the protection of their rights and property, helping to blend and expand families, and facilitating the transition to newly designed futures, is the heart of family law practice.
Jacob Ehrmann
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(828) 505-7081 89 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Jacob Ehrmann is the founding attorney at Montford Family Law. Formerly known as Ehrmann Law Office, Montford Family Law is the partnership of Jacob Ehrmann and Alex Gomes. The firm works exclusively in the area of family law. Jacob received his undergraduate degree in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors in Public Policy Analysis with an emphasis on race and gender issues. Jacob then received his J.D. from the UNC School of Law in 1999. In 2000, Jacob began his legal career at Pisgah...
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
Patrick McCroskey
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(828) 258-3368 47 N Market St
Asheville, NC 28801
Family and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
I began my practice in 1995, and shortly thereafter became a sole practitioner until July 2000 when I merged my practice into the firm of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey. I have been asked by many people why I practice in the area of family law and have often questioned this myself. The answer lies in the fact that when people come to me for assistance, they are often at a difficult crossroads in life, with choices to make that can dramatically alter their future. It is a time that I, as an attorney, can have a significant and positive...
Susan Christie Ciaravella
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Asheville, NC Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(828) 989-7005 1 Oak Street
Suite 307
Asheville, NC 28801
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Loyola University New Orleans
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Susan earned a B.A. in Psychology at Southern Methodist Universtiy in Dallas, Texas and went on to attend Loyola University New Orleans, School of Law, graduating in the top of her 2003 law school class. Susan began her legal training during law school working as a law clerk in the civil insurance defense and criminal practice areas.

Following licensure by the Louisiana State Bar in 2003, she began a private law practice in New Orleans where she focused exclusively on Criminal Law. She has gained extensive trial experience working for over 15 years as a litigator the private and public...
Sean McIlveen
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Gastonia, 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...
Christopher Reinhardt
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(828) 254-0499 160 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Christopher B. "Chris" Reinhardt is a native and life long resident of North Carolina. He is a second generation attorney, his father being an accomplished real estate attorney in Durham, North Carolina. Chris was admitted to practice in 2003, North Carolina and has practiced in the Asheville area since being admitted. Community: Chris is currently the Legal Counsel for Daniel Boone Council of the Boy Scouts of America serving all of the 14 western most counties of North Carolina. Chris is a Past-President of the Brevard College Alumni Advisory Board, which he has been a member of from...
Mrs. Katherine B. H. Dare Esq.
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Arden, NC Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(828) 505-7838 P.O. Box 1091
Arden, NC 28704
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Appalachian School of Law
I am a solo practitioner in Asheville, North Carolina. I serve Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania and the surrounding Western North Carolina counties. I focus my practice primarily on family law related issues, including divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and criminal law related issues including traffic and juvenile matters.
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
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...
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...
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.
Katherine H Pekman
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Hickory, NC Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(828) 221-2223 353 1st Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Wake Forest University School of Law
Ingrid Friesen
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(828) 254-0565 77 Church St
Asheville, NC 28801
Family and Divorce
Shane Farr
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Marion, NC Family Law Attorney
69 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
Family
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
Mr. Gary W Stiltner
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Hickory, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 623-0013 Post Office Box 11517
Hickory, NC 28602
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
David Budd II
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Asheville, NC Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(828) 350-3814 207 Hillside Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Brevard, NC Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
16 Uloque Court
Brevard, NC 28712
Family and Health Care
Boston College Law School
Hendersonville, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 697-5410 422 N Church St
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Pisgah Forest, 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
Brevard, NC Family Law Attorney
(828) 884-2511 4 W Main St
Brevard, NC 28712
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
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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.

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