Stem, North Carolina Family Lawyers

Daniel Flebotte
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Creedmoor, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 435-2267 PO Box 886
Creedmoor, NC 27522
Family
Barri Payne
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Durham, NC Family Law Attorney with 19 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...
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...
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.
Sharon Thompson
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 42 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...
Annie Edmond
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(919) 937-9920 900 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
Family and Criminal
North Carolina Central University
Annie Edmond is licensed to practice law in Florida and North Carolina. She is committed to the idea that no one should be lost in the shuffle of justice and continuously strives to advocate for her clients. Ms. Edmond is continuously involved in the community by assisting in pro bono efforts through Legal Aid, Justice Mattes and Wills for Heroes. Ms. Edmond received her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School and her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Florida. While in law school, she was an active member of the Public Interest Law Organization,...
Gray Ellis
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(919) 688-9400 PO Box 603
Durham, NC 27702
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Certified Specialist in Family Law, as designated by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization. Owner of Ellis Family Law, PLLC. We practice in Durham, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Person and Granville Counties.
Rhonda Kelley
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 236-3011 2216 S. Miami Blvd
Ste 204
Durham, NC 27703
Family and Divorce
Peter Johnston
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Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(919) 455-3800 100 E. Parrish Street
Suite 100
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
Creedmoor, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 575-4564 1136 Teal Ct
Creedmoor, NC 27522
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
212 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 682-3200 400 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 530-8530 1007 Vickers Ave
Durham, NC 27707
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 688-6860 123 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 956-5555 123 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Family
Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 683-8680 128 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
Family and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 682-9663 1007 Vickers Ave
Durham, NC 27707
Family, Business, Divorce and Legal Malpractice
Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer with 63 years experience
(919) 309-1013 910 Constitution Dr
Durham, NC 27705
Family and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 382-8115 3400 Croasdaile Dr
Durham, NC 27705
Family, Collections and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer
(866) 771-6159 3200 Croasdaile Drive Suite 601 & 603
Durham, NC 27705
Family
Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 682-9273 120 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 956-7888 100 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Durham, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 956-7171 100 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
Family and Divorce
DURHAM, NC Family Law Attorney
(919) 493-6464 2741 University Drive
DURHAM, NC 27717
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Durham, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 683-1302 120 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
John Miskey IV
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Chapel Hill, NC Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(919) 401-0062 111 Cloister Court
Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Family and Divorce
State University of New York - Buffalo
John Miskey, originally from Buffalo, New York, attended Niagara University for his undergraduate studies. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2002. During his undergraduate years, he was recognized for his proficiency in moot court competitions and composed his Honors Thesis on the expanding specialty court trend. Mr. Miskey obtained his J.D. from The State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating with a concentration in Civil Litigation and an estimated top 25% class rank. He served as Executive Director of the law school’s Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court...
Laura Esseesse
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Cary, NC Family Law Lawyer with 5 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...
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.
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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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