Rich Square, North Carolina Family Lawyers

John Miskey IV
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(919) 401-0062 111 Cloister Court
Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Family and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
John G. Miskey IV is a board certified specialist in Family Law and leads the Firm’s Family Law department. He has maintained an interest in Family Law, families and policy throughout his educational and professional career.

Mr. Miskey’s character and work ethic was forged in his childhood. His first job was delivering daily newspapers through the snow-filled neighborhoods of Buffalo, NY. Very close with his family, he chose to attend local schools for his education. Mr. Miskey graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo with...
E. Parker Herring
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 33 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...
Julianna Woodmansee
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 29 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...
Jaye Meyer
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 29 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...
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....
Andrea Bosquez-Porter
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Barri Payne
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Durham, NC Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(919) 808-2826 1911 Hillandale Road
#1030
Durham, NC 27705
Family
University of North Carolina School of Law
Barri Hilton Payne was born in High Point, North Carolina and grew up in Davidson County. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Religious studies and Sociology. Barri practiced for the last twelve years as a founding partner in the firm Brock, Payne & Meece, P.A. before opening her own solo law and mediation practice in 2013. Barri was involved with the Holderness Moot Court while in law school at UNC and earned her law degree in 1999. She has practiced in Durham, North Carolina since that time and concentrates her practice on...
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 15 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...
Tommy Kellis
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New Bern, NC Family Law Lawyer with 12 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...
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.
Glenn S. Doyle Esq.
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 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.
Matthew Stauff
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
4040 Barrett Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Employment
Roger Williams University School of Law
Matthew Stauff believes the practice of law is a privilege that requires him to fight for those needing advocacy during life’s most trying times. He represents clients in divorce proceedings, child custody hearings, and defends those who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs. During his nearly seven years with Legal Aid of North Carolina he developed extensive experience in family law, employment law, and civil litigation. While court is an option in many cases, Matthew believes that working matters out amicably through settlement leads towards a longer lasting outcome that is more cost-effective and efficient outcome.

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Kevin Hopper
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Steven Palme
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(919) 803-4512 5 W. Hargett St., Ste. 507
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Tulane University School of Law
Attorney Steve Palme has devoted his practice exclusively to family law since 2005. The Palme Law Firm prides itself on the individual attention it offers to clients and their cases. Steve Palme has extensive experience both in and out of the courtroom and handles all aspects of family law, including: child custody, child support, interstate custody and support, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence, separation and prenuptial agreements, and alienation of affection and criminal conversation claims.
Jonathan David Breeden
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Smithfield, NC Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(919) 230-4125 312 S 3rd St
Ste B
Smithfield, NC 27577-4544
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.
Patrick Williams
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(919) 870-0466 120 Penmarc Dr., Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Campbell Law School
While Patrick’s jury trial experience ranges from personal injury defense to alienation of affections actions, he’s developed a passion for domestic violence, equitable distribution and spousal support cases. For those who know him it makes perfect sense;1) he’s a numbers guy and 2) he was raised to fight for the “little guys.”

Patrick is a founding partner at Batch, Poore, & Williams. His practice areas are focused in family, divorce, domestic violence, criminal/traffic law, and civil litigation. He is also a certified parent coordinator.

Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State...
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,...
William J. Vasquez
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Smithfield, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 989-3000 612 S Bright Leaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC 27577
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...
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...
Steven J Klotz
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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 and Divorce
University of Arizona
Steven is a member of the Family Law Section of Herring & Mills, PLLC. He graduated with a BS in Business Administration from Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey and went on to earn his JD with an emphasis in Tax Law from the University of Arizona College of Law. Steven is currently licensed to practice in North Carolina and New Jersey and previously worked in Chapel Hill building a private practice and acting as a GAL conflict attorney for Orange and Chatham counties. He also held positions as a mortgage broker and account manager before returning to private...
Sean McIlveen
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 351-1513 434 FAYETTEVILLE ST STE 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601-2942
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...
Ryan M. Tarrant
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 9 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.
Gena Walling McCray
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Louisburg, NC Family Law Attorney with 16 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...
Jeffrey Marshall
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(919) 833-1040 221 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Capital University Law School
Jeff Marshall has practiced family law for over 21 years. He brings a high level of experience to the firm along with a strong commitment to ethics and the desire to aggressively advocate for his clients and their best interests. Mr. Marshall is a Board Certified family law and divorce attorney in Raleigh who is well known for his ability to handle difficult cases in a professional manner. He handles a wide variety of family law and divorce related cases including complex equitable distribution matters and highly contested child custody cases. Most of his clients come...
Elizabeth A Wood
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New Bern, NC Family Law Attorney with 4 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.
Grant Stephen Scheuring
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 880-2284 PO Box 26054
Raleigh, NC 27611
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Elon University School of Law
Grant S. Scheuring is a solo practitioner dedicated to protecting your rights in both criminal and civil issues. He is licensed to practice law only in North Carolina and his practice is focused primarily in the triangle area of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to NC in 2006 to complete his education.
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...
Lee Wilson Bettis Jr
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New Bern, NC Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(252) 649-1710 225 A Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Employment
Brooklyn Law School
I am a former Marine, (1982-1986) who began practicing Federal Criminal law in 2001 in New York City. In 2004 I was admitted to the North Carolina Bar and have been a practicing trial attorney ever since. I say "trial attorney", because that is what I am. Whether you have a complex criminal felony, a misdemeanor, a DWI, or a domestic case; if I cannot reach a reasonable conclusion with opposing counsel, I am always prepared to empanel a jury and plead your case.

With nearly 19 years of Criminal, Domestic and Civil trial experience, both...
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...
Valeria Cesanelli
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(919) 923-1577 501 N Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27604
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Attorney Val Cesanelli handles family law cases for our firm, with a focus on child custody cases and matters arising out of the process of separation and divorce, such as separation agreements and questions of spousal and child support. Val also handles other family related cases, such as paternity actions, legitimations, name changes and changes in birth certificates, as well as provides drafting services of powers of attorneys and simple wills.

Val is as much a litigator as she is a counselor at law for her clients. As a mother of three children and three stepchildren, Val is both professionally and...
Kristopher Hilscher
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Barbara Szombatfalvy
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Durham, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 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...
Deborah A. Moy
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New Bern, NC Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(252) 635-1610 412 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Family, Divorce, Elder and Juvenile
Elon University School of Law
“We are a better State Bar because of people like Deborah Moy who want to be attorneys.”
Superior Court Judge Michael L. Robinson - Vice President, NC Bar Association; Councilor, NC State Bar

A self-professed “Air Force brat,” Deborah Moy was born in the Philippines and spent her childhood living in Gainesville, FL (Go Gators!); Dayton, OH (Go Reds!); Fairfax, VA (Go ‘Skins!); and Greensboro, NC. Deborah’s maternal grandmother, Eva Jones, was a tobacco sharecropper in Eastern NC, who raised nine children on her own. She credits Grandma Jones for instilling in her the importance of strength, hope, and humility, and for...
Fred M. Morelock
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 43 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...
Lynn Ann Montgomery
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 13 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...
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.
Charles H. Montgomery
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(919) 348-2317 590 New Waverly Place
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27518
Family and Divorce
Vanderbilt University Law School
Charles Montgomery is a N.C. Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. His practice emphasizes equitable distribution of property, child custody, child support, alimony and divorce. Besides more than thirty-five years' experience as a family law attorney, he has extensive experience in commercial real property and business litigation. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1974 and his undergraduate degree with honors from Duke University in 1971. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also is certified as a Superior Court mediator by the N. C. Administrative Office...
Scott Montgomery
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(919) 816-0704 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...
Fred B Amos II
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(919) 803-7208 5700 Six Forks Road #102
Raleigh, NC 27609
Family, Appeals and Divorce
Campbell Law School
An established law firm based in Midtown Raleigh, Midtown Divorce & Family Law is a family owned domestic litigation practice providing high-quality legal services at affordable rates in the family law areas of separation, divorce, post separation support and alimony, child custody, child support, domestic violence, wills and other estate documents, and appeals.
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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.

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