I believe that the most important part of the attorney-client relationship is trust... more
I believe that the most important part of the attorney-client relationship is trust and honesty. I strive to provide those qualities, and more, to each of my clients because I fully recongnize that my role has a direct impact on their personal life and well being. I approach each case with this understanding and therefore work to protect their interests, especially their future interests.
"The way that I represent my clients is pretty simple really. I treat my clients the... more
"The way that I represent my clients is pretty simple really. I treat my clients the way that I'd want to be treated ifI were in their shoes. I listen to my clients carefully and then help them define reasonable goals and expectations. ThenI work to the best of my ability to achieve the goals we establish. Sometimes those goals can be achieved outside of the courthouse. Sometimes it is necessar... view profile
I dislike talking about myself, so I include a "blog" from someone who observed me... more
I dislike talking about myself, so I include a "blog" from someone who observed me while I was still on the bench hearing a pretty complex equitable distribution and alimony case. Recently, I was sitting in the Lee County District Courthouse in Sanford, North Carolina, assisting on the longest divorce case in its history. Fortunately, it was not mine. Day after day, I observed the presid... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.