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Bennett Davidson Rainey

Family Attorney at Winston-salem, NC

5.0   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Bennett

Learn Bennett’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    28%
    Alimony, Adoption, Appeals, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Collaborative Law, Contempt, Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Grandparent Rights, Modification, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Separation Agreements, and more

    10 years, 200 cases

  2. Alimony
    14%
    Helping dependent and supporting spouses seek and defend against alimony (or post-separation support) claims

    10 years, 80 cases

  3. Child custody
    14%
    Legal and physical custody, visitation, grandparent visitation

    10 years, 80 cases

  4. Child support
    14%
    Helping dependent and supporting spouses seek and defend against child support claims

    10 years, 80 cases

  5. Divorce and separation
    14%
    Contested Divorce, Collaborative Divorce

    10 years, 100 cases

  6. Adoption
    7%
    Adult Adoptions, Stepparent Adoptions, and Independent Adoptions

    10 years, 15 cases

  7. Domestic violence
    5%

    10 years, 25 cases

  8. Uncontested divorce
    4%
    Simple absolute divorce

    10 years, 100 cases

Attorney Bennett D. Rainey is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law who counsels clients on a wide range of divorce-related issues including high conflict child custody and visitation disputes, collaborative divorce, analysis of complex financial matters, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, alimony, and the division of marital assets. ​​​

Bennett is a compassionate and trustworthy advocate who is committed to providing his family law clients with high quality services and representation. This starts with having a firm grasp of the facts and issues that make each case unique. Bennett's goal is to help clients secure the best outcomes possible by identifying critical issues, articulating the law's application to particular facts, and arguing for desired results.

A lawyer dedicated to helping clients make informed decisions about their cases, Bennett is honest with clients about when they should go to trial and when they should settle outside of court. His advice is always based on a concern for his clients' financial well-being and the welfare of their children.

A little bit about Bennett: He grew up in Davidson, North Carolina, a small town just north of Charlotte. He was a competitive swimmer throughout his youth and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) on an athletic scholarship. At UNCW he was co-captain of Men's Swimming & Diving and set the school record in the 200-yard Breaststroke. He majored in History and minored in Psychology, graduating magna cum laude from UNCW in 2010. He received his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Bennett served as the President for the WFU Student Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and also as President for the Youth Advocacy Group.

Bennett passed the North Carolina Bar Exam in 2013 and has practiced family law in Winston-Salem since 2014. He is a partner at the law firm of Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, PLLC and represents clients in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area including Kernersville, Clemmons, Lexington, Dobson, Greensboro, High Point, Yadkinville, Statesville, and others.

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Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, PLLC

Location

Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey PLLC
119 Brookstown Ave., Suite 400
Winston-salem, NC, 27101

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Scott | February 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Experience
Feeling grateful to have found Bennett Rainey at the start of my family case. He and team at Kurtz, Whitley, Guy, Sanders & Rainey were extremely professional while personable at the same time. I felt well informed and equipped from start to finish, and highly recommend Bennett.
Posted by Chris | August 20, 2023
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Professional and dedicated
Bennett is great to work with. He is professional, dedicated and strives to what is best for the client. Bennett worked hard and always responded to questions in a timely manner. Bennett is knowledgeable about family law and strives to get the best results.
Response from Bennett Rainey September 15, 2023
Chris, thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure representing you.
Posted by Lesley | June 19, 2023
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Fantastic attorney!
Bennett was referred to me for divorce proceedings following many months of mental, verbal and emotional abuse in my marriage. He was so incredibly supportive and caring about my case and genuinely wanted to help get it resolved. He was very attentive and informative, listening to my thoughts and providing great advice. He definitely had my best interests at heart, going above and beyond, even calling just to check in and to ask how I was doing (and how my dog was doing)! Hopefully, I won’t need to contact him again, but I would recommend Bennett to anyone searching for an amazing, thoughtful, caring and knowledgeable attorney to help them with divorce issues! Thank you, Bennett, and your team!!! You all were so helpful in such a tough situation!
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Response from Bennett Rainey September 15, 2023
Thank you, Lesley, for your kind feedback. I am so happy I could help you in a difficult time. I enjoyed working with you.
Posted by L Dunham | May 2, 2023
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An Accurate Advocate
Bennett Rainey represented me as the defendant in the NC Forsyth County 20 CVD 5375 and 21 CVD 6275 cases from December 2020 to April 2023. Being unexpectedly sued was a major trauma for me. Bennett was very knowledgeable, understanding, passionate, patient and prepared. Bennett was able legally turn a trauma into a triumph. Indeed, we waited, prepared and received the proper vindication. Consider Bennett for your complicated and traumatizing family law matters. Bennett is highly competent, compassionate, integral and consistent to aid you. Contact: [email protected] Bennett: Thank You for Everything!! Sincerely, Lakisha Dunham
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Response from Bennett Rainey June 19, 2023
Thank you so much for the kind comments! We appreciate you.
Posted by Amber | February 21, 2023
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Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer
Bennett Rainey is definitely a stellar lawyer, he went out of his way to ensure that I was informed about every step in the process for all of the matters he has handled for me. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive, caring and knowledgeable lawyer to fight for me and my little girl. He helped me with settling a divorce, equitable distribution of property, and most recently (and most importantly) custody of my daughter. I would hire him a thousand times over, and in fact am still using him in some on going matters. Do yourself a favor and hire Bennett, he will fight for you and what is most precious to you, your family.
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Response from Bennett Rainey March 21, 2023
Thanks so much! We have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with you.
Posted by Sofia | October 19, 2022
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Amazing service!
Bennett was highly recommended by someone close to my family. He was extremely respectful, friendly, professional and knowledgeable in all the work that he performed for me. He was reliable and kept a consistent line of communication with me at all times. Bennet never once failed to make me feel safe during this difficult transition for me and my family. I definitely learned the difference between what a good attorney looks like vs a bad one. Bennett and his services went above and beyond and I will gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a family law attorney.
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Response from Bennett Rainey October 25, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was our honor to assist you.
Posted by David | July 28, 2022
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Wonderful legal team!
I came to Hartsoe and associates for a child custody case. Bennett told me that mine was one of the more complicated cases he had come across. He and Christa were very attentive and helpful throughout the entire process. They were very knowledgeable and effective as well. A child custody battle is never an easy thing to go through, but it was much easier with their help. I would definitely hire them again.
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Posted by Heather | May 26, 2022
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Ms.
I cannot say enough about Bennett Rainey. He helped me through the darkest months of my life. I had a very difficult divorce and custody battle. He was a fierce advocate. He helped me through every step of the process. I wanted a lawyer who would fight for me, tell me what I needed to hear even if it wasn't what I wanted to hear. I needed someone who would help me understand the process. Most importantly, I wanted someone who had integrity, honesty. I got that with Bennett. This is the reason I reached out to Hartsoe and Associates. It is unfortunate that people need divorce/family law attorneys, but thank God professionals like Mr. Rainey and Mr. Hartsoe are there to help
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Posted by Ryan | March 14, 2022
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Separation/Divorce
Bennet was my attorney through my separation and divorce. He was incredibly helpful throughout the process and did a great job communicating every step of the way. He helped me fight for a custody arrangement and financial agreement that I was comfortable with. He even did research on other case records to check for precedents that related to the particulars of my case to make sure that I went into settlement talks with the proper knowledge to get a fair deal. I'd highly recommend Bennett due to his work ethic, knowledge, and effective communication.
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Posted by Abigail | March 9, 2022
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Successful adoption story....
Mr. Rainey completed our step parent adoption in five months. He under promised and over delivered every step of the way. The process was seamless with this law office.
Posted by Andrew | January 31, 2022
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Excellent results
I hired Bennett for my child support issue having no experience with lawyers other than a few consultations. He definitely made me feel at ease with the situation I was in. Communication was great throughout the whole process. He was great at navigating through my unique situation. I hired him for results and he was able to deliver.
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Posted by Dorothy | January 12, 2022
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Outstanding lawyer!
Bennett Rainey is an OUTSTANDING lawyer and exceptional person in general. I remember having to go to court, having a near panic attack outside the court room, and he placed his hand on my shoulder and said “you’ll be fine. We got this!” And it was. He is a master at his craft and amazing in court! Thank you for your patience, kindness and work ethic! I could not have survived my divorce without you!
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2021
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Outstanding service
Bennet and his team at Hartsoe and Associates handled my case very professionally and to my satisfaction. Bennett is great to work with and explained everything in detail so that I could understand and navigate through my case. I appreciated his friendly demeanor and the confidence he and his team gave me, removing the stress associated with my domestic dispute. I can't thank Bennet enough for handling my case and successfuly getting resolution and an excellent outcome for my case. He is transparent in communication and I appreciated the fact that he let me put together documents for my case and supporting evidence, which allowed me to save a lot in fees. I would not hesitate to recommend Bennet and his team at Hartsoe for any of your civil legal needs.
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Posted by Debbie | September 30, 2021
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Happy
My experience with Mr. Rainey was excellent! He was very understanding, compassionate, and thorough from start to finish. I was very nervous but he helped me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. I have already recommended him to a close friend!
Posted by Philip | August 1, 2021
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Alimony and Divorce
Throughout both processes of alimony and divorce with a difficult partner, Bennett provided all of the necessary information I needed to make a decision regarding the direction I wanted to go. At the same time, he didn't give me false hope by leading me to believe certain results could be attained through honesty about the case facts. I think this aspect ultimately helped safe me thousands of dollars in the long run. I recommend Bennett and all of the staff at Hartsoe & Associates as it's a belief of mine that the the staff of an organization is a reflection of the leadership above them.
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Posted by Drake | July 24, 2021
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Adoption
We hired Mr. Rainey to handle a adoption. Both he and his paralegal were very attentive and easy to communicate with.
Posted by Bruce | July 22, 2021
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Helped with Divorce
I consulted with Bennett for a divorce. He was very pleasant and really set me at ease as this was a long term marriage that was to be dissolved. He clearly explained everything that would happen and how he would be able to help. I hired Bennett and the divorce process went very smooth. I would recommend Bennett to anyone needing his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
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Great Job on Separation Agreement - Trustworthy, Caring, Effective
Bennett did a great job of communicating the details of the separation and divorce process in a way that I could understand. He worked diligently to obtain fair and equitable terms for me in the separation agreement. He also was very conscientious about being as efficient as possible as he worked on my behalf. I always felt in control of and fully involved in the process. He was also very patient in answering all of my questions. Most importantly, Bennett is highly trustworthy. I would highly recommend Bennet Rainey for representation in cases regarding separation and divorce.
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Posted by Laura | June 5, 2021
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Excellent law firm.
When I came to consult with this law firm, I was in dire need of help. Bennett was assigned to me and took needed information to help my case. These people care about you and everyone I talked to were nice and made me feel at ease. I appreciate the results and I would highly recommend them to all my friends and family.
Posted by Keegan | May 13, 2021
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Understanding and efficient
I had a great experience working with Mr. Rainey and his paralegal, Ms. Christa! At the initial meeting, I felt comfortable and the whole process was explained in a way that I fully understood it. Whenever I had questions via email, I always received a response in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Mr. Rainy and his team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kurtz Whitley Guy & Simos, PLLC
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Associate
  • Hartsoe & Associates, P.C.
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Davis Harwell & Biggs, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Research Assistant
  • Wake Forest University School Of Law
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Wake Forest University School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2013
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2013
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Contested Adoption
  • Father's consent not required for grandparents to adopt minor child
  • Guardianship Case
  • Aunt won guardianship of minor children

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2017 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Chancellor's Cup
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • 2010
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2004
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Publications

  • North Carolina Bar Association – 2020 Family Law Section Annual Meeting
  • Case Law Update – Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Attorney’s Fees, and Marital Agreements
  • 2020
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Speaking Engagements

  • Secrets and Lies (2021 Family Law Section Program)
  • Case Law Update
  • 2021
  • 2020 Family Law Section CLE
  • Case Law Update
  • 2020
  • Wake Forest Law Roundtable
  • Lawyer Roundtable
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Bennett
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bennett is a dedicated and skilled family law attorney who is a zealous advocate for his client. He has my full endorsement."
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Rainey is a hard working and very ethical attorney. I've had the privilege of knowing Mr. Rainey for years and have the utmost confidence in his abilities as an effective advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Bennett joined our firm last year and has impressed everyone here, in the courtroom, and his clients since. Having been trained by some of the best family law attorneys in the state before coming here, he has a deep understanding of the law, a great head for how to move a case and achieve client goals, and a great heart for the people he serves. We are proud he is part of our team."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bennett is an excellent and zealous advocate for his clients and genuinely cares about them."
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