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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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Licensed

  1. Child Custody: 25%
    22 years
  2. Alimony: 20%
    22 years
  3. Family: 15%
    22 years
  4. Divorce: 15%
    22 years
  5. Other: 25%
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Payment

Fees:

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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    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.

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Contact info

Allen and Spence

2501 Blue Ridge Rd
#250
Raleigh, NC, 27607

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive199410/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
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
Associations
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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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
NBO CLENBI - 1995 Changes to Alimony Laws in nC1995
Education
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