Family law attorneys are there for us at some of the best - and worst - moments of our lives. Whether you’re getting married or getting divorced, adopting a child, or trying to settle a child custody dispute, your family is too important to leave things to chance. Hiring a family law attorney will leave you free to focus on what really matters in life while your family lawyer takes care of the legal details. Here at the State Bar Attorneys Directory, powered by Best of the Web, you can be confident that all of the family law firms we list have been screened and verified for your peace of mind. Whatever your reasons for needing a family attorney, you’ll be in safe hands with the family law firms listed here. 

Jason R. Hayes Attorney At Law
140 3rd Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Almost everyone needs legal assistance at some point in their lives. When you do, the Jason Hayes Law Firm is committed to giving you the help you need for the results you want. Don't spend another minute worrying about your future. Take action and let us fight for you. In order to best serve our clients, we offer domestic legal…

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Phone(828) 693-5824

Jason R. Hayes Attorney At Law
140 3rd Ave E
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Almost everyone needs legal assistance at some point in their lives. When you do, the Jason Hayes Law Firm is committed to giving you the help you need for the results you want. Don't spend another minute worrying about your future. Take action and let us fight for you. In order to best serve our clients, we offer domestic legal…

Julianne Booth Rothert - Triangle Smart Divorce
1001 Winstead Drive
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27513

We usually start our firm bios with a little tidbit about the member and move on from there building a narrative. We’re breaking the mold with Julianne B. Rothert. We have to start with this: Julianne loves family law – she is completely, utterly, dedicated to every aspect of it and has been since law school. What does it mean…

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Phone(919) 977-7007

Julianne Booth Rothert - Triangle Smart Divorce
1001 Winstead Drive
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27513

We usually start our firm bios with a little tidbit about the member and move on from there building a narrative. We’re breaking the mold with Julianne B. Rothert. We have to start with this: Julianne loves family law – she is completely, utterly, dedicated to every aspect of it and has been since law school. What does it mean…

Leslie Brook Stuntebeck (Brook) - Triangle Smart Divorce
1001 Winstead Dr
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27513

When L. Brook Stuntebeck (Brook) graduated from Georgia State Law School she did what many new lawyers do – she joined a huge firm. The kind that throws tons of cases from tons of different areas of the law at young associates on the theory that they are equally indefatigable and replaceable. Brook thrived in her ‘corporate law’ environment while…

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Phone(919) 977-7007

Leslie Brook Stuntebeck (Brook) - Triangle Smart Divorce
1001 Winstead Dr
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27513

When L. Brook Stuntebeck (Brook) graduated from Georgia State Law School she did what many new lawyers do – she joined a huge firm. The kind that throws tons of cases from tons of different areas of the law at young associates on the theory that they are equally indefatigable and replaceable. Brook thrived in her ‘corporate law’ environment while…

Liana Orta
1001 Winstead Drive
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27513

Liana Orta had a decision to make when she graduated from Florida International University – pursue an MBA or go to law school. On paper, it looked like an easy choice: she majored in Finance and International Business. She spent part of her junior year furthering these studies in Sorrento, Italy. She seemed destined to get the MBA and then…

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Phone(919) 977-7007

Liana Orta
1001 Winstead Drive
Suite 110
Cary, NC 27513

Liana Orta had a decision to make when she graduated from Florida International University – pursue an MBA or go to law school. On paper, it looked like an easy choice: she majored in Finance and International Business. She spent part of her junior year furthering these studies in Sorrento, Italy. She seemed destined to get the MBA and then…

McKnight Law
9121 Anson Way
Suite 200 - #878
Raleigh, NC 27615

McKnight Law provides Divorce Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support, Mediation & Arbitration, Domestic Violence, Equal marriage in NC in the Wake County NC, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuqay-Varina, Raleigh area. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(919) 737-7024

McKnight Law
9121 Anson Way
Suite 200 - #878
Raleigh, NC 27615

McKnight Law provides Divorce Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support, Mediation & Arbitration, Domestic Violence, Equal marriage in NC in the Wake County NC, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuqay-Varina, Raleigh area. Unclaimed: Claim this business

McKnight Law
3801 Lake Boone Trail
Suite 420
Raleigh, NC 27607

McKnight Law provides Divorce Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support, Mediation & Arbitration, Domestic Violence, Equal marriage in NC in the Wake County NC, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuqay-Varina, Raleigh area. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(919) 413-7002

McKnight Law
3801 Lake Boone Trail
Suite 420
Raleigh, NC 27607

McKnight Law provides Divorce Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Equitable Distribution, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support, Mediation & Arbitration, Domestic Violence, Equal marriage in NC in the Wake County NC, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Cary, Fuqay-Varina, Raleigh area. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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What is Family Law?

Family law is a wide-ranging field of law, with family matters at its heart. Any family issue that has a legal basis can be handled by a family law firm - this includes prenuptial agreements, marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, and related financial matters. The point of family law is to protect the rights of family members in diverse situations. When a family dispute arises, family law seeks to provide a fair and equitable solution for all family members, whether they are adults or children. Although this can be an emotionally charged field of law - because of course, family breakdowns are challenging for everyone involved - a good family attorney will be skilled in sensitively handling these situations. 

Tips for Hiring a Family Law Attorney

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At stressful and difficult times, you need a family lawyer who will take some of the stress away from you, not add to it, so this is one area of law where a ‘good fit’ between lawyer and client is essential. Finding this will involve taking a free consultation with a number of family law attorneys and deciding which one felt right.

That’s where our State Bar Attorneys Directory can help - we list thousands of family law firms, and it’s easy to narrow down your search for family attorneys near you or who specialize in the required area of family law.

You can also read reviews right here in the directory, to get a feel for which are the most trusted family law firms in your area.
 


What Types of Cases Can a Family Law Attorney Help With?

 

Family lawyers help families and individuals needing legal assistance with any kind of family relationship.

Although most people think of divorce attorneys when they think of family law, divorce and family breakdown are far from the only times when you might want to hire a family law attorney. Many people seek family law assistance to draw up a prenuptial agreement before a wedding, or to handle the adoption of a much-longed for child - it’s not all doom and gloom!

Nevertheless, it’s true that divorce cases make up a large proportion of work for most family law firms. If your marriage breaks down, you can trust your divorce lawyer to make this most heartbreaking situation as painless as it can be, while protecting your interests at every turn. Children often suffer most in a divorce, but a skilled divorce attorney will ensure that child custody issues are settled calmly and quickly, minimizing the pain for all involved.

Family law firms also help with complex family legal matters such as guardianships, paternity disputes and parental rights.


 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Family Law Attorney?

 

The cost will depend on how complex your family law issue is. Some family lawyers charge a fixed fee for handling a case, while others will charge an hourly rate. Ensure that you understand full details of how much you will be charged before you make your final choice of a family law attorney.
 



FAQ On Hiring a Family Law Attorney

 

1 - Can I share a divorce attorney with my spouse to save costs?

 

No! While it’s great that you and your soon-to-be ex are on good enough terms for you to consider this, it’s not possible and would represent a conflict of interst for your family attorney. If you are using mediation to resolve your divorce, you can work with the same mediator, but you would be well advised to have separate divorce attorneys in any case, to ensure that your interests are fully protected.

 

2 - How can I minimize the costs of my divorce?

 

The more you and your spouse can agree between yourselves before hiring divorce attorneys, the faster, simpler and cheaper the process should be - not to mention less emotionally draining. Where possible, if the state of your relationship allows it, try to agree on matters like division of property and assets, child custody, who will pay child support and whether either of you will pay alimony or spousal support.

 

3 - Do I really need a divorce attorney? We still get along, can’t we handle it ourselves?

If you and your spouse are still on reasonably good terms, it is possible that you could negotiate a divorce settlement without an attorney. However, this is fraught with pitfalls - and it’s very hard to get out of an agreement later should you decide you’ve made a mistake. Where there is any history of violence in the relationship, or where there is a power imbalance of a financial imbalance, you are strongly advised to hire a divorce attorney even if you are otherwise on good terms with your partner. If you are both willing, however, you could try opting for what’s called a collaborative divorce - this is where both parties and both divorce attorneys sign an agreement that they will not go to trial. In theory, with the option for trial removed, all parties will work harder to reach a settlement, saving time, money, and ill-feeling.



 

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