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Jon B. Kurtz

Jon B. Kurtz

Practice areas:

Alimony, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials

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About Me

I have been a board-certified specialist in family law since 2001. Only approximately 3.5% of North Carolina lawyers are certified as specialists. I have served as the committee chair of the Family Law Specialty Committee for the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. This organization is tasked with the responsibility of examining and certifying family law practitioners as board-certified specialists in North Carolina.

I have been a guest lecturer and author for numerous continuing legal education programs and publications and have additionally served as an adjunct professor teaching family law at the Wake Forest University School of Law.

My practice includes all areas related to divorce, such as child custody, child support, post separation support, alimony, equitable distribution and domestic violence.


 


If you would like to discuss family law issues that are impacting your life, please call our office to determine whether we can help you.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Family: 20%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Ronald Dean Payne II

    While I have never had to face Mr. Kurtz in the courtroom, I have worked with his firm on multiple matters and found him and his firm to be very knowledgable, professional and a strong advocate for his clients. I highly endorse this attorney.

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    Ronald Payne Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Tash & Kurtz, PLLC

3305 Healy Dr
Winston Salem, NC, 27103-1406

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive199407/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Boss of the YearLegal Support Staff of Winston-Salem1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberTash & Kurtz, PLLC2005 - Present
MemberMorrow Alexander Tash Kurtz & Porter, PLLC1995 - 2005

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. News & World ReportFirm Listing as Tier 1 for Family Law2010 - Present
Best Lawyers in AmericaListed, Best Lawyers in America Family Law2009 - Present
North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal SpecializationChair 2012-20142008 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Wake Forest University School of LawFamily Law Professor2007 - 2007
Super LawyersListed Among the top "Super Lawyers in NC (Limited to Top 5%)2006 - Present
Martindale HubbellAV Rated (Highest Rating)2006 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association FoundationCo-Course Planner, Basics of Family Law, CLE2006 - 2006
North Carolina Family Law Specialists Annual Conference, CLECo-Course Planner 2013 & 20052005 - 2013
Continuing Legal Education Committee, Family law Section, North Carolina Bar AssociationCommittee Member2004 - 2005
North Carolina Bar Association FoundationCo-Course Planner, Basics of Family Law, CLE2004 - 2004
North Carolina Bar Association Family Law CouncilChair, Alimony Legislative Committee 2003-20072002 - 2007
North Carolina Bar Association Family Law CouncilTreasurer 2001-20022001 - 2002
Board of Legal Specialization - Family LawBoard Certified Family Law Specialist2001 - Present
21st Judicial District Bar AssociationEthics & Grievance Committee - Chair 2002-20032000 - 2003
Forsyth County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee 1999-2000 & 2002-20031999 - 2003
Young Lawyer's Division of the Forsyth County BarPresident 1999-20001999 - 1999
North Carolina State BarMember1994 - Present
Forsyth County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association FoundationMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ubertaccio v. Ubertaccio, 359 N.C. 175, 604 S.E.2d 912 (2004)The grants were deemed marital property
Brackney v. Brackney, 363 N.C. 853, 694 S.E.2d 200 (2010)N/A
McIntyre v. McIntyre, 362 N.C. 503, 666 S.E.2d 749 (2008)N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Child's Play: An Overview of Custody Issues. North Carolina Bar Foundation, CLEThird Party Custody & Visitation2014
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeReligious Beliefs & Custody2013
The Children's Law Center of Central North CarolinaThird-Pary Interveners in a Custody Case2013
North Carolina Bar FoundationRepresenting the Parents of Special Needs Children2011
North Carolina Bar FoundationManaging a Child Custody Case2010
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeCustody Motions2009
Wake Forest School of Law Continuing Legal EducationRelationship Between Equitable Distribution, Alimony & Child Support2007
North Carolina Family Law Specialists Conference, CLECustody Motions2007
North Carolina Lawyers WeeklyEquitable Distribution of Stock Grants - The Lesson of Ubertaccio2005
North Carolina Bar FoundationCreative Uses for Financial Standing Affidavits and Pretrial Orders2005
Family Forum, NC State Bar AssociationEquitable Distribution of Stock Grants - The Lesson of Ubertaccio2005
North Carolina Bar FoundationLegal Traps in Family Law Cases2004
North Carolina Bar FoundationUse and Limits of Protection2004
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersNorth Carolina's Alimony Statute: Is it Time for Guidelines?2003
Wake Forest School of Law Continuing Legal EducationHow to Avoid Reduction of Your Client's Marital Share in Equitable Distribution2002
Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal EducationDivorce1997
Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal EducationAlimony1997
Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal EducationFamily Law Contracts1997
Wake Forest University School of Law Continuing Legal EducationChild Support and Interstate Issues1996
North Carolina Bar Association, Family ForumSetting Aside Separation Agreements1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Child's Play: An Overview of Custody Issues.Third Party Custody & Visitation2014
The Modern American Family: Representing Non-Traditional FamiliesReligious Beliefs and Custody2013
Guardian Ad Litem TrainingThird-Party Interveners in a Custody Case – Best Interest2013
In Sickness or in Health, 2011 Family Law Fall MeetingRepresenting the Parents of Special Needs Children2011
The Modern Family, 2010 Basics of Family LawManaging a Child Custody Case2010
Family law - How To's, A Practical Guide for Handling Family Law CasesCustody Motions2009
Wake Forest School of Law Continuing Legal EducationRelationship Between Equitable Distribution, Alimony and Child Support2007
Family Law Specialists ConferenceCustody Motions2007
Wake Forest University School of Law, Clinic ProgramClient Interviewing Techniques2006
Alimony & PSS - Ten Years After the Fact (2005 Family Law Annual Meeting)Creative Uses for Financial Standing Affidavits and Pretrial Orders2005
Evidentiary Issues in Child Custody Cases: Hot Topics in Family LawUse and Limits of Protection2004
Basics of Family LawLegal Traps in Family Law Cases2004
Practical Family Law 2002 SeminarHow to Avoid Reduction of Your Client's Marital Share in Equitable Distribution2002
Guest Speaker, Wake Forest University School of LawHow to Succeed As a New Lawyer1999
Guest Speaker Wake Forest University School of LawOpportunities for Young Lawyers in the Legal Profession1998
What You Didn't Learn in Law School SeminarWhat You Didn't Learn of Law School1997
Practical Family Law Deskbook 1996Child Support and Interstate IssuesN/A