My law firm is focused on the area of family law in Mecklenburg, Gaston and a... more
My law firm is focused on the area of family law in Mecklenburg, Gaston and a multitude of surrounding counties. I specialize in family litigation, including but not limited to, divorce, modifications, division of assets and liabilities, child custody, child support matters, adoption, separation agreements, and private mediations. Our firm takes into account the unique nature of each family and... view profile
I am a lifelong resident of North Carolina. I received a B.A. in Political Science... more
I am a lifelong resident of North Carolina. I received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Campbell University's Norman A. Wiggins School of Law. I have handled numerous family law cases since entering the legal profession and am thrilled to be associated with a firm that focuses exclusively on family law issues. I pride... view profile
Erica attended North Carolina State University where she majored in Politcal Science... more
Erica attended North Carolina State University where she majored in Politcal Science and minored in Spanish, graduating with honors. While in college, she served as an active member of the National Collegiate Scholars Association. Erica attended Charlotte School of Law, where she was a Merit Scholar and served as the Senior Student Works Editor of the Access to Justice Law Journal and a Cri... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.