Raleigh, North Carolina Family Lawyers

Jonathan David Breeden
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience

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.... Read More »
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Jammie Lynn Wacenske
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer

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... Read More »
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Angela McIlveen
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Angela McIlveen is the CEO and Co-Founder of McIlveen Family Law Firm. The first thing you will notice when you meet Angela McIlveen is that she genuinely cares about her clients and the clients of the Firm. Maybe... Read More »
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Howard Kurtz
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 505-7780 434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 710
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of North Carolina School of Law
Since 1992 I have focused my practice primarily on criminal defense. In 1998, along with Seth Blum, I founded the Raleigh Law Firm of Kurtz & Blum PLLC. At Kurtz & Blum we help people who have been accused of crimes from minor traffic cases and DWIs all the way up through high profile murder trials. On our civil side we help people who have been harmed by the negligence of another such as in car wrecks, nursing home negligence cases and legal malpractice cases. We round out our practice by helping people with family law...
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...
Rhonda Young
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(919) 758-8644 203 W MILLBROOK RD. STE. 101
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family and Social Security Disability
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Rhonda Young was born and raised in North Carolina. She is an experienced courtroom litigator and practices in all areas of Family Law and Social Security Disability. Rhonda keeps clients focused on what matters – achievable results that puts the client in the best position.

Rhonda is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District. She serves on the Wake County Bar CLE Committee and the 10th Judicial District’s Fee Dispute Committee.
Dana Bellingrath
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5100 Oak Park Rd.
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family and Divorce
North Carolina Central University School of Law
David Hinson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
8341-101 Bandford Way
Raleigh, NC 27615
Family and Estate Planning
New England Law | Boston
The Law Offices of David Hinson is a general practice law firm focusing primarily on family law, including collaborative divorce law, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Law Offices of David Hinson provides high-quality, cost-efficient, effective legal services to protect your rights and help you navigate the challenges and complexities of your legal needs. Whether you are facing divorce, separation, child custody or child support disputes, or simply have questions about your divorce or custody issue, call the Law Offices of David Hinson to schedule a consultation and learn more about how you can put our experience and dedication to...
Carlton Willis
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(919) 601-3301 3825 Barrett Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family
Carlton Willis is licensed by the North Carolina State Bar and limits his practice to family law. The focus of his practice is child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of marital property, issues related to domestic violence and other legal issues arising from separation and divorce. Carlton was born in eastern North Carolina and grew up on a tobacco farm where he began working by the age of six. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in psychology and communications. After working for UNC Hospitals he...
Holly Stephens
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(919) 870-0466 120 Penmarc Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Campbell Law School
Kathryn Bumgardner
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(919) 832-4231 4030 Wake Forest Rd., Ste 300
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
North Carolina Central University School of Law
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.
Bradley Craig Jones
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(919) 829-5600 5400 Glenwood Avenue
Suite G-01
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Campbell Law School
Scott Allen
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(919) 787-6668 4101 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Scott has lived in North Carolina all his life. He attended N.C State with hopes of becoming a scientist and then decided to study politics and philosophy. Scott graduated with highest honors in 1990 with double-major in political science and philosophy and for a brief time he considered graduate school in philosophy to be followed by a career teaching.

However, while at N.C. State he took a part-time job at a law office that did family law and quickly decided to go to law school and come back to that office and practice family law in Raleigh. In 1994 he graduated...
Kathy R. Holmes
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(919) 856-3965 327 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Campbell Law School
Elizabeth A Stephenson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(919) 719-3470 1620 Hillsborough Street
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27605
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Family law is my passion and it’s all I’ve practiced for the past 18 years. I enjoy taking the time to really get to know my clients and learn their story. This gives me the chance to dig deep to discover their ultimate goals and work with them to develop a winning strategy. That means sitting face to face with them, if possible, and sharing the pros and the cons of their case. Family law cases are often times filled with bitter emotions and resentment and I won’t sugar coat it. I’m upfront and honest about the...
Melissa Johnson Essick
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 832-8488 1101 Haynes St., Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27604
Family
I practice exclusively in the area of family law handling difficult child custody cases, complex equitable distribution matters, alimony, child support and prenuptial agreements. I am a board certified family law specialist and certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission as a Mediator.
Kathryn Heilman Schiller
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 789-4677 Professional Park at Pleasant Valley
5540 Munford Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family, Business and Divorce
Kathryn Schiller's practice is devoted to family law in Wake County. Kathryn provides legal counsel in the following areas of family law: Absolute Divorce Alimony Appeals Child Custody Child Support Domestic Violence Mediation Name Changes Post Separation Support PreMarital Agreements Property Division Separation Agreements Torts: Alienation of Affections / Criminal Conversation Kathryn provides cost-effective legal representation. Her focus is resolution, rather...
Nicholas Saparilas
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 832-2280 333 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1201
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Nicholas J Dowgul
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 694-0001 7406 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite H
Raleigh, NC 27607
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Claudia Patricia Hurtado-Myers
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(919) 789-1575 5 West Hargett Street
Suite 904
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Sydney Jeanene Batch
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(919) 870-0466 120 Penmarc Dr., Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Sydney J. Batch, J.D., M.S.W. is one of the founding partners of Batch Poore & Williams, PC. Sydney Batch grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a triple tarheel, Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Social Work and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The combination of her dual degree in law and social work provide her with a unique understanding of the often intersecting worlds of law and social work. Her primary practice areas are family law and child protective services Sydney is...
Katherine Ann Frye
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 846-8807 162 Mine Lake Court
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615
Family
Suzanne Alicia Nelson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(919) 307-6105 3737 Glenwood Ave Ste 100
Raleigh, NC 27612
Family
Kerry Burleigh
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 543-4848 2300 Rexwoods Drive
Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27607
Family
Ms. Tiffany Anne Lesnik
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney
211 E. Six Forks Rd.
Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
James Williams Hart
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney with 15 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.
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...
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 Esseesse
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(919) 816-9002 590 New Waverly Place, Ste. 110
Cary, NC 27518
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
Laura Maria Esseesse is originally from Florida. Laura relocated to North Carolina in 2006 to obtain her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. She graduated from Wake Forest in 2010 with a B.A. in English, with Departmental Honors, and minors in Journalism and Middle East and South Asia Studies. Laura continued her education at Wake Forest University School of Law where she obtained her law degree. In law school, Laura was a student advocate in the Elder Law Clinic and Appellate Clinic. In Appellate Clinic, Laura, along with another student, advocated for their client before the Court...
Scott Montgomery
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(919) 816-9002 590 New Waverly Place, Ste. 110
Cary, NC 27518
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
Scott Montgomery is a N.C. Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, as certified by the North Carolina State Bar. Scott limits his practice exclusively to family law. His practice is focused on equitable distribution of marital property, child custody and support, alimony, as well as adoption and various other legal issues arising from separation and divorce. Scott was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and grew up in Cary. He attended Ravenscroft High School in Raleigh, class of 1999. He graduated with honors from Wake Forest University in 2003 with...
Ann Paradis
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(919) 228-2273 1135 Kildaire Farm Road
Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Education
Western New England University School of Law
I concentrate in family law (divorce, custody, child welfare, child support, alimony, separation agreements, guardianship, domestic violence) and education (special education, disability issues, and discipline).
Charles H. Montgomery
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(919) 816-9002 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...
Lynn Ann Montgomery
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(919) 816-9002 590 New Waverly Place; Ste. 110
Cary, NC 27512
Family
North Carolina Central University
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania called Zelienople with five older siblings. In high school, I was a member of the marching band, SVTV (our television broadcast club), Thespians (our drama club), and the Honor Society. I was very active in high school theater. I graduated from Seneca Valley High School with honors and enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, main campus where I studied English Literature, psychology and theatre arts. I spent my free time at the university theater or learning to play pool at the student union. I also was a founding...
James Tyler Brooks
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 238-4085 2500 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518
Family and Divorce
Divorce and family law attorney, James Tyler Brooks, represents residents of Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Durham, North Carolina in all aspects of divorce including: absolute divorce, spousal support (e.g., post separation support and alimony), child custody, child support and property division (equitable distribution).
Andrea Nyren Doyle
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(919) 380-1001 523 Keisler Dr
Cary, NC 27518
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
North Carolina Central University School of Law
My law partner and myself have been practicing law in Wake County for 20 years. We are a small law firm that gives individualized attention to our client's when they need it most.
Miles Williams
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer
115 Parkway Office Court
Suite 200
Cary, NC 27518
Family
Holly G. Morris
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 473-3438 201 Shannon Oaks Circle, Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511
Family, Estate Planning and Probate
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...
Barbara Szombatfalvy
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Durham, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 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...
Kathy Williams Richardson
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Durham, NC Family Law Attorney with 26 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...
Sharon Thompson
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 43 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...
Dorothy C O'Neill
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Durham, 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.
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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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