If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about separating from your spouse – either you want to separate or your spouse does. I know you’re scared, worried, anxious – maybe even secretly a little excited. You have a lot of questions. I can help you. I have answers.

I have been protecting people like you for more than 20 years. I can help protect your assets; your business. I can help you minimize the damage. I can help you move forward. I am a good listener and I understand the emotional roller coaster you are about to ride.

I can help you resolve your family law matters though preventative measures like mediation, settlement conference or other alternatives to litigation; if necessary, I will zealously be on your side in a courtroom. Regardless of the method, I will be your fierce advocate. I will be a good steward of your trust in me and the money you pay.

I have been practicing family law since graduating from law school. I have been named in The Best Lawyers in America U.S. News-Best Lawyers ; North Carolina Super Lawyers Super Lawyers; North Carolina Legal Elite Hall of Fame, as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in North Carolina and one of the Top 25 Lawyers in Raleigh. I am a Fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and have been certified by the AAML as a Family Law Arbitrator. The AAML is the only organization in the country that trains family lawyers to arbitrate the unique issues that arise in this field. I am certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Family Law Specialist and I am a DRC Certified Mediator as well as a certified Parent Coordinator. I am Managing Editor of the publication “Critical Family Law Cases” a book published by the N.C. Bar Association. I regularly serve the Family Law Bar as a speaker and course planner for various continuing legal education programs, and have contributed articles to legal publications. I planned and presented at a seminar on Electronic Evidence that was highly acclaimed and earned the law equivalent of an Academy Award; and I recently planned and presented the Sequel. I co-starred in the video that accompanied the programs. Check it out on YouTube “War of the Roses” Although the video is funny, the issues presented are real and have consequences and impact. I have a wide level of experience and I will be by your side the entire ride.

I’ve taken up running, which in my 50s is evidence of my stubbornness and refusal to accept limitations. To add to that, I accepted an invitation to teach Family Law at Campbell Law School. I learn as much from my students as I hope they learn from me. I am a devoted cyclist and I think I have the most beautiful bicycle in the country. Look for me on the road riding my black Serotta bicycle with pink flames or gasping for breath running along in my black & pink running shoes (they are badass, by the way).

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