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About Me

I am married, have two children, and play the bass in our church's praise and worship band.  

I started working in a law office when I was an undergraduate in 1989 and that's where I discovered family law.  I decided to go to law school and have never seriously considered doing anything else but family law.  It is an area of law where I know I can make a positive difference in people's lives.


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Practice Areas


  1. Child Custody: 25%
    21 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    21 years
  3. Family: 15%
    21 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 15%
    21 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Robert Samuel Gilligan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Gilligan Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Allen is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney.


    Christopher Leroi Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Allen and Spence

2501 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC, 27607



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Highest Scholastic Achievement Award - Philosophy and ReligionNCSU1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAllen and Spence, Attorneys at Law2011 - Present
AttorneyRosen Law Firm2005 - 2011
AttorneyFamily law practice in Wake County, NC1994 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
North Carolina Bar AssociationTechnology Advisory Committee2000 - 2013
ARRL - American Radio Relay LeagueVolunteer Counsel1998 - Present
North Carolina Bar Associationmember1995 - Present
Wake County Family LawyersMember1994 - 2003
Wake County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Provenzano v. Provenzano, NC Court of Appealssuccessful appeal
ARMSTRONG v. DROESSLER, NC Court of Appealssuccessful appeal
Watkins v. Watkins - NC Court of Appealssuccessful appeal
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Publication NameTitleDate
NBO CLENBI - 1995 Changes to Alimony Laws in nC1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
North Carolina State UniversityPhilosophyBA1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
North Carolina Bar AssociationFamily LawN/A
CLEAlimony and postseparation supportN/A