Howard Gum has been practicing family law and serving clients throughout Western... more
Howard Gum has been practicing family law and serving clients throughout Western North Carolina since 1976. He is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been recognized for numerous awards based on his service and professional excellence. Since 2006, he has consistently been selected to North Carolina’s “Supe... view profile
Susan H. Gray is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist who has been licensed to... more
Susan H. Gray is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist who has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1978 and has been board certified by the North Carolina State Bar in Family Law since 1999.
I'm celebrating my 20th year of law practice in 2014. The Siemens Family Law Group... more
I'm celebrating my 20th year of law practice in 2014. The Siemens Family Law Group is one of my proudest achievements. Each of our lawyers are zealous and ethical advocates. Together, we achieve results that would not be possible as sole practitioners. My current focus is in the area of complex equitable distribution, but I am accepting cases that include a child custody component. For mor... view profile
Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm. She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after... more
Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm. She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after completing eight years as a Wake County District Court judge. First appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt, she was elected to the judgeship in 1998 and 2002. During her time on the bench, Ms. Stubbs presided in domestic court; was certified as a juvenile judge in 2001; and was designated as a family court jud... view profile
A lawyer’s job is to represent the client’s best interests. Sometimes this includes... more
A lawyer’s job is to represent the client’s best interests. Sometimes this includes telling the client what he or she doesn't want to hear. A lawyer’s job is to advise you on the law, and sometimes this means telling you that you're making a mistake. One of my goals is to provide the client with the pertinent information so that he or she can make the best decision, an informed decision. ... view profile
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.