Wilson Family Lawyers

Compare 10 top rated North Carolina attorneys serving Wilson.
Wilson, NC Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(919) 243-3000 PO Box 2848
Wilson, NC 27894
Family and Divorce
Wilson, NC Family Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(818) 846-6400 1202 Brookside Dr NW
Wilson, NC 27896
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Wilson, NC Family Law Lawyer
(252) 291-7232 113 Nash St E
Wilson, NC 27893
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Rocky Mount, NC Family Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(252) 442-8037 P. O. Box 7845
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Rocky Mount, NC Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(252) 972-2711 P. O. Box 1159
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
Family and Divorce
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
105 Foy Dr
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family and Divorce
Rocky Mt, NC Family Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(252) 972-2279 1701 Sunset Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Nashville, NC Family Law Attorney with 58 years experience
(252) 459-9000 PO Box 10
Nashville, NC 27856
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
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) 443-1419 168 Roundabout Ct
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
Family, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Daphne Edwards
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(919) 838-7160 2301 Rexwoods Drive
Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27607
Offers Video ChatFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law
Daphne Edwards & her team focus exclusively on divorce and family law matters addressing the most complex issues facing divorcing couples: custody, asset division, alimony and child support, mediation and divorce arbitration, and the crafting of reliable separation agreements, as well as issues surrounding domestic violence, surrogacy, and assisted reproductive technology matters. Daphne’s approach is simple: each case is unique and each client receives personalized attention and the highest standard of care available while her team works to achieve that client’s specific goals.

Daphne has over twenty years of experience and is known to be an aggressive advocate for her clients...
Lawrence Edward Tickle Jr.
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Louisburg, NC Family Law Attorney with 7 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...
Angela McIlveen
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(877) 351-1513 434 Fayetteville St.
Suite 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Case Western Reserve University
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 it’s because she remembers going through her parents’ nasty divorce when she was 6 years old. Angela knows that her parents' divorce impacted her life. Angela McIlveen remembers growing up with her dad when kids didn’t grow up with their fathers and she says it definitely shaped her life. In case you are wondering, no her mom wasn’t a bad person. Her...
James Williams Hart
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Cary, NC Family Law Attorney with 16 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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(919) 650-2851 2401 Weston Parkway
Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
Free ConsultationCary, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Pepperdine University School of Law
Committed to defending your Legal Rights! Wiley lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal...
Bryant Paris
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(919) 832-5577 16 West Martin Street
Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27601
Free ConsultationFamily 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...
Angela L. Haas
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(919) 783-9669 5100 Oak Park Rd.
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Offers Video ChatFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Campbell Law School
Angela L. Haas, of Haas Tharrington, 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. A double-major honors graduate of Appalachian State University 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.
Steve Mansbery
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 14 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...
Edwin M. Hardy
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Greenville, NC Family Law Attorney with 30 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...
Kathleen Putiri
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 18 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...
Evan Horwitz
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 19 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...
E. Parker Herring
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 34 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...
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...
Mark Sullivan
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(919) 832-8507 600 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27605
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Mark E. Sullivan is the principal of Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A. in Raleigh, North Carolina. A retired Army Reserve JAG colonel and a Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law, Mr. Sullivan is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the author of The Military Divorce Handbook, (ABA, 2nd Ed. 2011).

He was co-founder of the military committee of the North Carolina State Bar in 1981, and he has been a member of the committee or its director ever since. He is a past chair of the Military Committee of the ABA Family...
Lynn P Burleson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 40 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....
Len Mueller
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 676-5770 7000 Harps Mill Rd
Suite 203
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers Video ChatFamily and Divorce
Campbell Law School
Len C. Mueller graduated in 1982 from North Carolina State University with a B. S. in English, and graduated in 1985 from The Campbell University School of Law with her J. D. She has been practicing domestic law in Wake County since that time. Ms. Mueller was certified as a specialist in the area of family law by The North Carolina State Bar in 1994. Ms. Mueller is also certified as a Family Financial Mediator. Ms. Mueller credits her former law partners, prominent local attorneys, Richard (“Rick”) Gammon and Russell W. DeMent, for her success as a trial lawyer. She...
Brian S. Demidovich
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 16 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 25 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.
Jill Jackson
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 21 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...
Bobby D. Mills
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 35 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...
Fred M. Morelock
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 44 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...
Gena Walling McCray
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Louisburg, NC Family Law Attorney with 17 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...
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...
Alice Stubbs
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 28 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,...
Casey Christine Fidler
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 3 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...
Glenn S. Doyle Esq.
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 22 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.
Mary Aiken Barrow
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(919) 821-4711 150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family
Campbell Law School
Mary Aiken Barrow, a Raleigh native and Broughton graduate, is a partner at Tharrington Smith. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.

Prior to joining Tharrington Smith in 2012, Ms. Barrow earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006 and subsequently received her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2012. During her time at Campbell Law School, Ms. Barrow served as a member and as submissions co-editor of the Law Review. Additionally, she was a family law research assistant for Professor Jean...
Jaye Meyer
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer with 30 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...
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.
Jammie Lynn Wacenske
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Raleigh, NC Family Law Lawyer
(919) 335-5291 127 West Hargett Street
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27601
Family, 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...
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Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

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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