Garysburg, North Carolina Family Lawyers

Roanoke Rapids, NC Family Law Attorney
(252) 583-2910 106 Appleton Dr
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Tarboro, NC Family Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(252) 823-1156 212 N Main St
Tarboro, NC 27886
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of North Carolina School of Law
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Attorney
105 Foy Dr
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family and Divorce
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Lawyer
(252) 442-8669 3300 Sunset Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Ahoskie, NC Family Law Attorney
(252) 332-5010 419 Peachtree St S
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Scotland Neck, NC Family Law Lawyer
(252) 826-5124 104 E 10th St
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
Family, Consumer and Divorce
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Attorney
(252) 972-2279 1701 Sunset Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Attorney
(252) 443-1419 168 Roundabout Ct
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Daphne Edwards
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(919) 610-5298 333 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1513
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Golden Gate University School of Law
For all of your divorce needs, call Daphne Edwards at 919-901-7336. Ms. Edwards practices divorce and family law, including alimony, post separation support, custody, child support, and property division. Ms. Edwards has over two decades of experience and is dedicated to helping each client achieve his or her goal for the most affordable cost, whether through negotiation, mediation, or trial. Ms. Edwards and the client are a team and the client's goals are central to the strategy. Ms. Edwards believes divorce is a difficult and stressful time for her clients and that it is important to offer support...
Wiley Nickel
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(919) 585-1486 2401 Weston Parkway
Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
Free ConsultationFamily, 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...
Bryant Paris
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(919) 832-5577 16 West Martin Street
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationFamily, Business and Divorce
University of Mississippi
Need a Raleigh Family Law or Contract Litigation Attorney? Call Bryant Paris today at (919) 832-5577.

Since 2002, Bryant has represented people from all walks of life across North Carolina as well as small businesses in a wide-variety of civil and criminal law cases. Through the years, he worked tirelessly to obtain just results for his clients in an effort to put them in a position to move on with their lives after their cases are resolved. Bryant uses his vast experience gained from actual courtroom hearing and trial experience, as well as in arbitration and mediation, to...
Derrick J Hensley
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 480-1999 180 Providence Road
Suite 180
Durham, NC 27514
Family, Appeals, Immigration and Juvenile
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Derrick Hensley is a Child Welfare, Family, and Immigration lawyer who focuses on high-quality, individualized representation. Derrick founded his own firm in order to develop real relationships with his clients, and to pursue causes where he can make a difference. Derrick is dedicated zealously advocating for his clients and to fostering an open, communicative attorney-client relationship based on trust and honesty. Derrick practices in several interrelated fields, including general family law (divorce, child custody, adoption, etc.), child welfare proceedings (DSS Court), and limited areas of immigration. Derrick is experienced in various kinds of appeals, and is able to pursue...
Lynn P Burleson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Road, Suite 1800
P.O. Box 1151
Raleigh, NC 27602
Family
Wake Forest University School of Law
Lynn Burleson is a native of Albemarle, North Carolina. He was admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina after receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. Before joining Tharrington Smith, Mr. Burleson served as a district court judge and was a partner in the law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton. He has served as an adjunct professor of law for the Wake Forest University School of Law and High Point University....
Angela McIlveen
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(919) 372-3670 434 Fayetteville St.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Case Western Reserve University
The first thing you will notice when you meet me is that I genuinely care about my clients and the clients of the Firm. Maybe it’s because I remember going through my parents’ nasty divorce when I was 6 years old. I know how my parents' divorce impacted my life and growing up with my dad when kids didn’t grow up with their fathers definitely shaped my life. In case you are wondering, no my mom wasn’t a bad person. My dad just had the best attorney in town. I also have the unique perspective of having gone through my...
(704) 557-0131 400 S Tryon St.
Suite 950
Charlotte, NC 28285
(704) 865-9011 174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Steve Mansbery
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University
Steve Mansbery joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after earning his law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to law school, Mr. Mansbery attended the University of Kentucky, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Finance, with Departmental Honors, and graduated magna cum laude. He is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Mansbery has been appointed to the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar Professionalism Committee every year since 2009. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine for the years...
Jammie Lynn Wacenske
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 335-5291 16 W. Martin St.
Suite 501
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
North Carolina Central University School of Law
If you are facing a divorce or child custody matter, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. Where you previously may have been able to resolve your family matters internally and privately, you must now retain the help of a legal representative to protect your (and your children’s) best interest in the public court system. Finding someone with the right mix of emotional support for you during this very difficult time, while at the same time being relentless in their fight to protect you is harder then you may think. Jammie Wacenske is a proven advocate with a soft...
Jaye Meyer
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Jaye Meyer is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® and North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Ms Meyer received the Super Lawyers award for Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina from 2010-2014, and Top 100 Lawyers in 2011. She has been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the “Legal Elite” in North Carolina. Ms. Meyer is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is certified as a Family Financial Mediator.

Ms. Meyer was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1990. She received her B.A. cum laude from...
Glenn S. Doyle Esq.
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 600-8834 9051 Strickland Rd.
Suite 121
Raleigh, NC 27615
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Campbell University
Family Law and Divorce attorney with 16 years of experience. Lecturer for over 5 continuing legal education seminars teaching other attorneys about family law and divorce.
E. Parker Herring
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(919) 821-1860 434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1860
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wake Forest University School of Law
Parker grew up in the Raleigh & Wake County, North Carolina. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1975. After graduation, Parker worked in public relations at Duke University Medical Center for several years before enrolling in law school at Wake Forest School of Law, where she completed her Juris Doctor in 1985. As a law student, Parker was a member of the Moot Court Board and was elected to the Order of the Barristers. She was a member of the school’s National Appellate Team and...
Angela L. Haas
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5540 McNeely Dr.
Suite 301
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Campbell Law School
Angela L. Haas, of Haas & Associates, 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. An honors graduate of ASU 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.
Jeffrey Marshall
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(919) 833-1040 221 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Capital University Law School
Jeff Marshall has practiced family law for over 21 years. He brings a high level of experience to the firm along with a strong commitment to ethics and the desire to aggressively advocate for his clients and their best interests. Mr. Marshall is a Board Certified family law and divorce attorney in Raleigh who is well known for his ability to handle difficult cases in a professional manner. He handles a wide variety of family law and divorce related cases including complex equitable distribution matters and highly contested child custody cases. Most of his clients come...
Bobby D. Mills
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(919) 306-2899 4600 Marriott Drive
Suite 200
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...
Brian S. Demidovich
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Casey Christine Fidler
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
Casey Fidler grew up in Huntersville, North Carolina. She graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a second major in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

While in law school, Casey served as the Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and was a member on the Moot Court Board. She was also a student advocate in the Elder Law Clinic. Throughout her time...
Edwin M. 'Sandy' Hardy
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Greenville, NC Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(252) 975-3010 119 W 4th St
Greenville, NC 27858
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wake Forest University School of Law
EDWIN HARDY has been practicing law for over 27 years. With more than 27 years experience at bankruptcy, he has over 2500 bankruptcies successfully filed to help people. He is a former member of the N.C. General Assembly as a State Representative in the N.C. House of Representatives where he served as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He has served on the N.C. Courts Commission and the Governor's Crime Commission. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Beaufort Regional Health Systems which operated Beaufort County Medical Center. He has also served as President of the Beaufort...
(252) 975-3010 2011 W 15th St
Washington, NC 27889
Alice Stubbs
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law
Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm. She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after having served for eight years as a Wake County District Court judge. First appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt, she was elected to the judgeship in 1998 and 2002. During her time on the bench, Ms. Stubbs presided primarily in domestic court. She was certified as a juvenile judge in 2001 and was designated and presided as a family court judge from 2002 until she came to Tharrington Smith.

Ms. Stubbs is a native of New Bern. She graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover,...
Gena Walling McCray
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Louisburg, NC Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(919) 497-0091 215 Court Street
P.O. Box 492
Louisburg, NC 27549
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
University of South Carolina School of Law
Ms. McCray loves the practice of law and enjoys helping people. She was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina and attended South Carolina College (the University of South Carolina's honors college) receiving undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology. Ms. McCray graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina. During law school, she clerked for Judge C. Tolbert Goolsby at S.C. Court of Appeals and interned one summer in Raleigh for the North Carolina Family Policy Council where she gained intimate knowledge of the legislative process in North Carolina. During her third year, she clerked...
Andrea Bosquez-Porter
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 250-2000 4601 Six Forks Rd #400
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family
University of Wisconsin Law School
Andrea Bosquez-Porter is originally from San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and a Master of Business Administration degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Ms. Bosquez-Porter is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and Wisconsin and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. She is an active volunteer in her community, most recently serving at the North Carolina Bar Association's All Statewide Service Day on March 4, 2011. She also volunteered for the Young Lawyers Division Ask A Lawyer...
Kristopher Hilscher
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 832-8507 5511 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Raleigh, NC 27606
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Military
Campbell University
Kristopher J. Hilscher was ranked as AV Preeminent®, the highest possible ranking. Kris was also ranked a 9.6 out of 10.0 on Avvo. Kris as born in Richmond, VA. As a child, Kris would frequently visit his grandmother who was then a clerk of court. He gained significant exposure to the practice of law at an early age, and has maintained his desire to be an attorney ever since. Most children grow up watching cartoons while you could find Kris engrossed in an episode of “Matlock.” Kris attended Hampden-Sydney College on academic scholarship, where he graduated...
Charles Ullman
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 829-1006 109 S Bloodworth St
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family and Divorce
Campbell University and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Charles R. Ullman is Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. At the time of his certification he was one of less than 300 lawyers state-wide to achieve this distinction. He is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and a member of the Christian Legal Society.
Mary Aiken Barrow
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family
Campbell Law School
Mary Aiken Barrow, a Raleigh native and Broughton graduate, is a member of the Family Law section at Tharrington Smith, LLP. Ms. Barrow earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006 and subsequently received her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. During her time at Campbell Law School, Ms. Barrow served as a member and as submissions co-editor of the Law Review. Additionally, she was a family law research assistant for Professor Jean Cary of Campbell Law School. Barrow is the recipient of the...
Paige Miles Feldmann
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2140
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Campbell Law School
Paige is a criminal defense attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina. She handles a wide range of criminal offenses in Wake County, including DWIs, larcenies, assault on female charges, and traffic tickets.

Contact her at p.feldmann@guirguislaw.com for more information.
Jill Jackson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27602
Family and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Jill Schnabel Jackson originally is from Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Ms. Jackson graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1999. While in law school, Ms. Jackson was a staff member for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and a member of the Holderness Moot Court National Team. She also received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for outstanding oral advocacy during her first year of law school. Before joining the firm, Ms. Jackson served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable...
Jonathan David Breeden
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(919) 230-4125 3900 Merton Dr
Ste 267
Raleigh, NC 27609-6652
Family, Criminal and Divorce
Campbell Law School
At Breeden Law Office, we help our clients deal with difficult legal problems in the areas of family law, criminal defense, estate matters, and contracts. Legal problems can take you by surprise and seem overwhelming. The consequences of divorce, criminal charges, or business disputes can change your life in an instant. Our job is to guide you through the process and seek out the best resolution. Clients throughout North Carolina rely on the business, criminal and family law attorneys at the Breeden Law Office to provide help and hope when neither seems possible.
(919) 230-4125 312 S 3rd St
Ste B
Smithfield, NC 27577-4544
(919) 230-4125 8 N Broad St E
Ste 201
Angier, NC 27501-5638
(919) 230-4125 100 Professional Ct
Ste 102
Garner, NC 27529-7971
Elliot Sol Abrams
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 833-3114 133 Fayetteville Street, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Our nationally recognized Raleigh law firm focuses on criminal defense, family law, and professional license defense. A small firm mentality allows us to provide personalized attention to each matter. Our philosophy of tireless devotion to our clients and uncompromising honesty has earned us the reputation as one of the go-to firms in the State. We counsel our clients through all aspects of the case, providing the individual attention necessary to achieve justice and return peace to your life.
William J. Vasquez
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(919) 335-7593 4922 Windy Hill Drive
Ste B
Raleigh, NC 27609
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Immigration and Workers' Comp
North Carolina Central University
William Vásquez is a native of Queens, NY. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 2000-2007. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and received the Joint Service Achievement Medal for his work as a Spanish linguist for the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2005. William graduated from Campbell University in 2007 with a degree in computer science. He earned his J.D. in 2011 from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. His practice areas include immigration law and criminal defense cases. He is licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of North Carolina and...
(704) 271-5597 5701 Executive Center Dr
Ste 103
Charlotte, NC 28212
(919) 989-3000 612 S Bright Leaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC 27577
Ann-Margaret Alexander
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 23 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.
Laura E Kastner
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Attorney with 3 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...
Rebecca A. Nelson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(919) 372-3670 434 Fayetteville St., Ste. 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Rebecca is a natural leader and problem-solver. Her creativity and resourcefulness are assets she uses to think outside the box and resolve cases favorably to her clients. When trial is necessary, Rebecca is a seasoned trial attorney who commands respect in the courtroom. Rebecca was born in Virginia, but she now claims Raleigh as home. She is rooted in her community and well-respected by her peers.
Fred M. Morelock
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Fred Morelock received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974 and his law degree from UNC in 1976. He then practiced as a trial attorney for ten years in the areas of criminal defense and family law litigation before being appointed to the bench. He joined Tharrington Smith in 2001.

In 1986, Mr. Morelock was appointed by Governor James G. Martin to a Wake County district court judgeship. He was reelected three times and served for fourteen years. In 1990, Mr. Morelock became the first judge in Wake County to become a Certified...
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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.

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