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
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Attorney
105 Foy Dr
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family and Divorce
Tarboro, NC Family Law Attorney with 47 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
(252) 443-1419 168 Roundabout Ct
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 Lawyer
(252) 442-8669 3300 Sunset Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Attorney
(252) 972-2279 1701 Sunset Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
James Williams Hart
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 460-5422 1143-B Executive Circle
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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.
Lawrence Edward Tickle Jr.
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Louisburg, NC Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(919) 496-1201 206 S. Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Campbell Law School
Lawrence founded Tickle Law Office in 2013 after graduating from Campbell University School of Law and passing the North Carolina State Bar. Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from East Carolina University in 2010 as well as his Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Liberty University in 2015. Lawrence served in the United States Marine Corps after high school where he learned the essential leadership and management skills necessary to be successful as a zealous advocate for his clients. A native of Reidsville, NC, Lawrence now calls Franklin County home. He prides himself...
Steve Mansbery
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Tommy Kellis
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New Bern, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(252) 636-3737 1723 S. Glenburnie Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
North Carolina attorneys handle criminal, injury, immigration and family law cases
How you confront a legal challenge can affect the rest of your life. To protect your rights, you need a knowledgeable, assertive attorney who won’t back down in the effort to deliver a successful result. For over a decade, the Carolina Law Group in New Bern has provided high-quality legal representation to a diverse group of North Carolina clients. Whether you have been charged with a crime, injured in an accident or need Immigration or family law counsel, our firm will give you the strong advocacy and personal service...
Wiley Nickel
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 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...
Julianna Woodmansee
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Casey Christine Fidler
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 2 years 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...
Alice Stubbs
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 27 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,...
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...
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.
Lynn P Burleson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 39 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 12 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...
Ryan M. Tarrant
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(919) 829-2639 3737 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Campbell Law School
Ryan M. Tarrant opened TARRANT FAMILY LAW in January 2018 after working several years as an associate for two local family law practices. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and law degree from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, where he received honors in Family Law. Ryan has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and in Best Lawyers in America and has been a speaker at several Continuing Legal Education Seminars for Family Law attorneys.
Jill Jackson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 20 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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Kevin Hopper
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(919) 876-3300 5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite G-01
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Texas Tech University - Texas Tech University
A native of Texas, Mr. Hopper was born in Beaumont and graduated from Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. Mr. Hopper then attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. Immediately following, Mr. Hopper attended Texas Tech University School of Law, and in 1993, graduated Doctor of Jurisprudence. Subsequent to his graduation from law school, Mr. Hopper relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina where, in 1994, he opened his own practice and has since been practicing law within Wake County and the greater Triangle area. Currently, Mr. Hopper maintains a trial practice concentrating...
Elliot Sol Abrams
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Laura E Kastner
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Attorney with 4 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...
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.
Kathleen Putiri
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 17 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...
Elizabeth A Wood
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New Bern, NC Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(252) 375-8710 3282 Wellons Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Family, Estate Planning and Immigration
Concord Law School
Mrs. Wood focuses her practice on Immigration and Nationality law. She is committed to providing each client with exceptional customer service and individual attention by being proactive, responsive and accessible. Immigration is governed by federal law, therefore, Mrs. Wood is able to assist clients with the immigration needs regardless of where they are located. Mrs. Wood has experience with family and employment based immigration cases.
Susan Franklin
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Attorney with 40 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....
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.
Evan Horwitz
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Campbell Law School
Evan Horwitz was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1997 and graduated from the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2001. While in law school, Mr. Horwitz was the managing editor of the Campbell Law Review. After graduating, Mr. Horwitz served as a law clerk to Justice Robert F. Orr at the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Tharrington Smith in 2008, Mr. Horwitz spent almost six years as an associate at Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A., where he was a member of the firm’s litigation section practicing...
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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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