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Ashley L. Oldham is recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of Family Law. Since 2011, she has limited her practice to the areas of family law and criminal defense. Ashley has represented clients in a wide variety of family law cases across the state of North Carolina including premarital agreements, post-marital agreements, property division, custody and visitation, support matters and all aspects of military divorce. Her regular practice includes, but is not limited to, practice in Wake, Cumberland, Harnett, Moore, Chatham, Orange, Durham and Johnston County.

A North Carolina native, Ashley graduated cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Psychology and dual minors in Business Administration and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. While at Campbell, Ashley graduated in the top 10% of her class and served as an editor for the Campbell Law Review. 

Ashley completed the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Family Law Associates, Chicago, IL June 2015.

Ashley has taught continuing legal education courses on issues of military divorce to the North Carolina Bar Association, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the American Bar Association. She has been published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, LexisNexis and Lawyer’s Mutual. Ashley has published and presented on a variety of family law topics, including:

  • Publications:
    • “Court of Appeals Decision Identifies Malpractice Trap for Attorneys Litigating Equitable Distribution Cases,” Lawyers Mutual, September 2013
    • “Evidence of Value Required for Division in Equitable Distribution Cases,” Lawyers Mutual, September 2013
    • “A Practical Guide to Representing Military Parents: A General Overview of the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act, Enacted May 26, 2011,” Oklahoma Bar Journal, August 2014
    • “Representing Military Parents Under Colorado’s Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act,” The Colorado Lawyer, May 2014
    • “Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act,” Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Volume 27, 2015 Number 1
    • “Military Issues in Family Law,” Michigan Family Law, Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 2015
    • “Military Family Law,” LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Family Law, June 2016
    • “The Armed Forces Survivor Benefit Plan: Can I Be a Beneficiary and Why Do I Care?” Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Volume 29, 2017 Number 1
  • Presentations
    • “Non-traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes,” National Business Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 2014
    • “Creating, Introducing and Utilizing Financial Affidavits,” North Carolina Bar Association, Cary, North Carolina, March 2014
    • “Spousal Support and Child Support Considerations in Settlement and Litigation,” Law to the People, Durham, North Carolina, June 2014
    • “Military Adoption,” National Business Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 2014
    • “Adoption, Surrogacy and Assisted Reproduction: The Effect of Windsor on State Laws Governing LGBT Marriage, Adoption and Surrogacy,” National Business Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 2014
    • “Common Pitfalls in Complex Equitable Distribution Cases,” Law to the People, Durham, North Carolina, October 2014
    • “Advanced Issued in Family Law: Advanced Parenting and Adoption Issues,” National Business Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 2015
    • “Special Issues in Military Divorce,” National Business Institute, Asheville, North Carolina, August 2015
    • “Special Issues in Military Divorce,” National Business Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina, August 2015
    • “Military Issues in Obtaining and Enforcing Child Support Orders,” North Carolina Child Support Council, Asheville, North Carolina, August 2015
    • “Military Issues in Divorce & The Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act,” North Dakota Bar Association, Fargo, North Dakota, November 2015
    • “Military Issues in Obtaining and Enforcing Child Support Orders,” Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Merrillville, Indiana, June 2016
    • “Military Issues in Obtaining and Enforcing Child Support Orders,” North Carolina Child Support Council, Sunset Beach, North Carolina, August 2016
    • “Custody & the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act,” The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 2016
    • “To Prevent Errors in Dividing Military Divorce Benefits,” National Business Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 2016
    • “Military Pension Division: The Frozen Benefit Rule,” Wyoming State Bar Association, Webinar, April 2017
    • “Military Issues in Obtaining and Enforcing Child Support Orders,” Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, French Lick, Indiana, June 2017
    • “Military Issues & Support,” West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Family Court Judges Conference, Charleston, West Virginia, October 2017
    • “Recent Developments in Military Family Law,” North Carolina Bar Association Military & Veterans Law Section Annual Meeting & CLE, Cary, North Carolina, November 2017
    • “Recent Developments in Military Family Law,” Rowan County Bar Association, Salisbury, North Carolina, December 2017
    • “Disabling Military Pension in Divorce,” American Bar Association 2018 Section of Family Law Fall CLE Conference, Tucson, Arizona, October 2018
    • “You Can’t Do That! Family Law Issues,” North Carolina Bar Association Military & Veterans Law Section Annual Meeting & CLE, Cary, North Carolina, November 2018

Court of Appeals Cases: Gurganus v. Gurganus, 252 N.C. App. 1 (2017) and Bridges v. Bridges, 2019 N.C. App. LEXIS 778

Ashley is a member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association.