I am a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, and my practice incorporates all areas... more
I am a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, and my practice incorporates all areas of family law. I primarily focus on complex equitable distribution and highly contested child custody matters, including relocation and interstate cases. I also specialize in family law contracts such as Premarital, Postnuptial, and Separation and Property Settlement Agreements.
After college, Mr. Griffin attended law school at the Norman A. Wiggins School of... more
After college, Mr. Griffin attended law school at the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, and was a member of the first graduating class from the Raleigh campus. While there, he was extremely involved on campus: he was an Honor Court Justice twice, a Student Body Representative, a member of the Campbell Law Review, and a member of the Old Kivett Advocacy Council. While on th... 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
Bborn in 1950 in Alexandria, Virginia, I attended Wake Forest University, graduating... more
Bborn in 1950 in Alexandria, Virginia, I attended Wake Forest University, graduating magna cum laude in 1972 . For 6 years I lived and worked as a high school teacher in Annapolis, MD. My husband and law partner, Ted Blanton, and I attended Georgetown University Law School while working on Capital Hill in Washington, DC. II received my law degree cum laude in 1981, and we began our family, whic... view profile
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
Matthew Altamura, a Partner at Dodge & Altamura, represents plaintiffs and... more
Matthew Altamura, a Partner at Dodge & Altamura, represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of litigation matters including personal injury and insurance liability, business litigation, contract litigation, worker’s compensation. Mr. Altamura has successfully represented hundreds of injured individuals against negligent drivers across the state, and has also been victorious against... view profile
I am married, have two children, and playthe bass in our church's praise and worship... more
I am married, have two children, and playthe 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.
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.