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Joy Parks Farland

Family Attorney at Greensboro, NC

3.8   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1978
    Inactive No misconduct found

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          Family law has been my passion for my entire career as an attorney, in addition to raising my daughter and helping raise my stepdaughters.  Understanding the difficulty faced by individuals going through the process of separation and divorce is key to giving them excellent advice and helping them navigate the often tricky waters of our divorce system.  


          Working with parties and opposing counsel to attempt a reasonable settlement of issues is typically better for the parties and any minor children, in addition to being less expensive and often taking less time to complete.  Further, even though both parties are likely to have to compromise in some areas, they are often more pleased with the resulting agreement than when a judge makes a determination that can seldom be modified.


         Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you feel that I can help meet your needs.  Thank you.





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7 Corporate Center Court
Suite B
Greensboro, NC, 27408

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3.8 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
Posted by Brian | February 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
If you don't have Joy, you are out-gunned : )
Joy functions as an advocate for your whole family. Her legal expertise is matched by her personal investment in your case. She has equipped me with her wisdom when making tough choices that affect my family. She is a pit bull, no doubt, but she does not fight dirty. She serves her clients by looking at the big picture and overall well being of everyone involved. She has tremendous respect in Guilford County garnered from years of practicing law with integrity. I have recommended Joy on several occasions and say with all assurance that you can't ask for better representation and advice.
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Posted by Eve | February 4, 2016
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Best Attorney Ever
Joy Parks Farland was such a savior to me on numerous occasions. I found her to be both extremely effective in achieving for me what was in MY best interest and did it in a most compassionate way. She was extremely timely in her responses to even the smallest questions. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!!
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
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Always Available, Knowledgeable & Helpful
Ms. Farland has always remained helpful and available even years after my divorce has been final. Throughout the entire process of separation and divorce, Ms. Farland was knowledgeable, strong as well as kind and understanding.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
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Discouraged mom
I hired this attorney many years ago for my divorce from an abusive husband and custody of my small children. Despite I had been a stay-home mother with all the children, she did not fight for any alimony and she negotiated joint custody and the father won, despite letting her know he was abusive and us pleading for full custody from the father who immediately after began being reported by the daycares and schools for abuse of the children during his weeklong visitations. Since the dad was a teacher and Pastor, they did not want to believe. The dad was later arrested for beating/bruising my 5 year old son unconscious and my son was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome from the abuse and spent many years in and out of Psychiatric hospitals, suicidal, homicidal. This was after many years of DSS battles, police, and court battles. We obtained another lawyer who was our angel & helped tremendously and helped save my children from the years of abuse they had endured due to this. I had to take two jobs to support these children as the father would rarely pay child support and with the joint custody Ms Farland negotiated, he had to pay $12 per month. This decision was one that I will always regret.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Joy Parks Farland, Attorney at Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McNairy, Clifford, Clendenin & Carlisle
  • 1986 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Moore, Diedrick, Whitaker & Carlisle
  • 1980 - 1986
  • Staff attorney
  • North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • 1978 - 1979
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  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978


  • Greensboro Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, former President
  • 1986 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, speaker
  • 1978 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Greensboro Family Lawyer Joy Parks Farland
Joy Parks Farland
Family Attorney
Greensboro, NC