Family Law

We are experienced in all matters of family law including divorce and separation, premarital agreements, estate planning (wills and trusts) and adoption. Whether you need professional advice, a skilled negotiator or aggressive representation in court, we are here to help you know your rights and use the law to your advantage.

Divorce and separation -
In North Carolina, the separation agreement is the most important part of the divorce procedure. It is a legally binding contract that both parties sign that outlines key parts of the split like property division, child custody arrangements, child support and alimony. We are here to help you know your rights, negotiate and draft these agreements, and make sure that you understand the separation papers before signing them.

We are experienced in all separation circumstances: property division, child custody and visitation, child support calculation, spousal support and special cases that arise for all of these complex issues.

Premarital Agreements (Prenups) -
We can help you negotiate, draft and review premarital agreements, and can advocate for you in litigation cases regarding these agreements. Couples draft premarital agreements or “prenups” to avoid any potentially costly and messy issues that may arise if they choose to separate and divorce, like property division and calculation of spousal support. These agreements do not cover child-related issues of support or custody.

Estate Planning
We can help you plan the care of family members upon your death or navigate the probate process after the death of a loved one. We are experienced at all estate issues including wills and trusts, powers of attorney, elder law and probate/estate administration.

Adoption in North Carolina requires an adherence to complex and strict state statutes. We can help you navigate these statutes, adhere to the procedure and know your rights and options throughout the process so that the adoption goes as smoothly as possible.