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
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
Chris has built Craig Associates, PC with the needs of growing businesses in mind.... more
Chris has built Craig Associates, PC with the needs of growing businesses in mind. This means that he begins all new attorney-client relationships by ensuring his clients have solid legal, insurance, financial and tax foundation – a LIFT Foundation. Chris starts this process with a full business audit. Because beginning with a strong foundation prepares business clients to leave behind a leg... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.