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Jeffrey E. Marshall

Divorce and separation Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.7   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Post Separation Support, Property Division, Equitable Distribution, Domestic Violence, Adoption, Juvenile, Separation Agreements, Post Nuptial Agreements, Mediation, Litigation, Arbitration.

    28 years

  2. Family
    50%
    Separation Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements, Asset Division, Spousal Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Post Separation Support, Division of Property, Equitable Distrubition, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence, Free Trader Agreements, Modification of Custody, Modification of Child Support, Modification of Alimony, Modification of Spousal Support, Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration.

    28 years

NC BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST / DRC CERTIFIED FAMILY FINANCIAL MEDIATOR

I am a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a DRC - Certified Family Financial Mediator.  I handle  Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support including Post Separation Support and Alimony, Equitable Distribution, Adoptions, Prenuptial Agreements, Modifications of Existing Orders and all other Family Law and Divorce matters.  I am experienced in Litigation, Mediation and Arbitration and strive to obtain the best possible results for my clients.  My practice is limited to Family Law and Divorce matters.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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4.7 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
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Posted by KC | August 24, 2010
Provides strong devotion to clients
When I hired Jeff for my high conflict custody case, he gave me a peace of mind. I felt like he was the only ONE involved in the case who genuinely cared about the best interest of my children. Throughout the process, Jeff kept me very informed and made sure I was aware of all the steps. His knowledge, professionalism, and guidance proved to be an asset in every situation. As I client, I felt my case was always a top priority. The compassion his entire team showed was superior also. I would definitely use Jeff for another legal matter and have already recommended him to friends.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2010
Needed Help with Divorce and Custody
Jeff Marshall provided solid advice and followed through on services promised. I would highly recommend Jeff to others seeking a divorce or custody attorney
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate & highly knowledgeable
Jeff navigated a painful separation agreement with me. I was particularly impressed by his extensive experience and familiarity with the divorce laws of this state. He is busy, but always found time for me and everything was completely timely. Highly recommend.
Posted by Kevin | April 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney
I had some lingering issues that were not completed by my original attorney. Secondly another issue came about between myself and my ex. I was looking for a new divorce lawyer and came upon Jeff Marshall. After reading reviews and looking at his credentials I gave him a call and we met. I hired him and it was the best decision I could have made. He is clear, concise and keeps you well informed on what he is doing. He is also easy to get a hold of. Another thing is that he quickly got started on my case. He was able to rectify both the lingering situation as well as the new situation for me. Both situations turned out in my favor. If you’re looking for a quality divorce lawyer I would highly recommend Jeffery Marshall you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Debbie | September 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Jeff Marshall helped me through an 18 month long divorce and custody trial. He did an amazing job representing me through private mediation, depositions, discovery, 3 day custody trial...he was with me every step of the way and helped me navigate a very confusing and overwhelming process. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through this difficult part of their life. He was professional and compassionate yet gave me real advice rather than just telling me what I wanted to hear. I appreciated his honesty and expertise and attentiveness.
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Posted by Andrea | July 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond impressed.
Mr. Marshall is effective, efficient, and empathetic in rising to the unique challenges of family law matters. Always quick witted, with extensive knowledge, Mr. Marshall is an asset to anyone who is faced with a divorce or child custody issue. Highly recommend him and his team, and I am grateful for his dedication.
Posted by Ben | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality Legal Advice
Jeff and team provided exceptional legal guidance through my difficult situation. I could not have resolved this situation without their help. Divorce with a child is extremely difficult, but Jeff and team took the time to help me understand the legal details and gain a better understanding of how move on with my life, enabling me to continue to play a significant role in my child's life.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Jeff Marshall
Marshall and Taylor represented me in the divorce process. They provided expert counsel and guidance during this long and challenging time. They bring a significant knowledge base and years of experience to every situation. The advice I received from them on legal and practical matters was helpful and beneficial. They were precise in their preparation and diligent in seeking to bring the matter to a successful conclusion. I always felt that they had my best interest at heart. They were consistently encouraging and compassionate. I whole-heartedly recommend Jeff Marshall and Lillie Seifart in any family law matter.
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Posted by Elhussein | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
Mr. Marshall has proven through his work and court results that he is one of the best Family and Divorce lawyers in the area. Mr. Marshall and his associate exceeded my expectations dealing with conflicts during a rough time of separation and divorce. I am very satisfied with the services I received from Mr. Marshall.
Posted by Billy | July 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent from start to finish
Great experience. Totally professional, five stars.
Posted by Jody | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Cost-Effective Attorney
Looking for an attorney whose ethics and morals are above reproach? Look no further than the attorneys at Marshall & Taylor. Like many people, needing an attorney is not a daily life occurrence, yet when you need one, chances are you need a great one; especially when it comes to child custody. What makes Mr. Marshall so great? First and foremost, I hired him because he didn't tell me what I wanted to hear. Rather, he told me about the legalities and courses of action I could take. He ensured I fully understood my options and he worked my child custody case in the most cost effective way possible. With my permission, he used associate attorneys that have a lower hourly rate to keep the cost palatable. In addition, he did not file unfruitful motions as a tactic to run up billable hours. Mr. Marshall treated my case like it was his only one; despite the fact that I knew he had a heavy case load. He is a man of great character and does not exemplify the attorney stereotype of those seeking only to make a profit. He has my strongest recommendation if you are in need of a professional attorney who not only understands the law, but is highly experienced and cost effective!
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody hearing
Marshall and Taylor has represented me for the last several years. I have had several child custody hearings and each time the attorneys and staff at Marshall and Taylor have been exceptional in their representation and professionalism. They have made a difficult and sometimes confusing process seem less complicated and have always been supportive and available. I would highly recommend Marshall and Taylor to anyone who desires a Family law attorney
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Posted by Mike | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
Divorce was one of the most painful and grueling experiences of my life. Shortly after our separation, my ex-wife tried to relocate my 2 young boys hundreds of miles away to another state, behind my back. That's what I was faced with, and Jeffrey Marshall helped me successfully navigate this nightmare. Jeffrey Marshall gives you the best chance for a positive outcome, and will not steer you wrong. He knows what the judge will want to see and hear, and what to expect in court. He will tell you what you need to do, but it is up to you to follow his advice. Jeff goes above and beyond what could be expected of a lawyer. He will be honest with you even when it may not be something you want to hear. He will listen to your perspective and your opinions and incorporate that into his thinking, if it is appropriate. He helped me mitigate my stress level and emotions through the process. I felt as though Jeff genuinely cared about me and the fate of my children. He is a good person and someone I also consider to be a friend. Because of Jeff, my children now have a better life and future ahead of them.
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Posted by Jennifer | October 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tried and true
I've had Jeff as my divorce attorney for about 5 years in all, off and on. He is a real, common-sense individual with an empathetic nature - especially when your children are involved. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone considering separating or who has a difficult divorce. He has given me a solid team of folks that have helped my children tremendously and I would not be where I am today without his counsel, hard work, and insight. Jeff is SMART, plugged-in to the legal networks here, and will guide you extremely well.
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Posted by Rob | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation for Jeff Marshal
The divorce process is tough. Not only is it emotionally difficult and physically draining, but the actual legal process itself is simply unchartered territory for most of us. When my spouse served me with a separation papers & and out of this world financial proposal -- I nearly had a heart attack. I was just plain shocked and totally unprepared for the ridiculous and unjustified financial demands that she wanted. I was an emotional wreck, but in a panic, I called my CPA advisor and asked for help. I’ve known my CPA for over 5 years having found him thru the Dave Ramsey website. When I asked him to recommend a divorce attorney, he gave me one name, Jeff Marshal. I’m not going to attempt to list all the reasons you should call Jeff, but I can attest that you will not be sorry you called. The divorce process has significant and lasting implications on everything important in your life after divorce. Make sure you that you have Jeff by your side when these decisions are being made, I am certain that you will be glad you did.
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Posted by L.E. | September 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and caring
Jeff Marshall is a very knowledgeable, personable, and caring attorney. He is straightforward and makes the legal process easy to understand. Another strength about Jeff is that he really understand numbers well and was able to help greatly with financial matters. Divorce is a very emotional and difficult process for anyone, mine however, was especially contentious. Jeff did a very good job remaining level and keeping me calm throughout the process. He was very careful not to sugarcoat things and guided me through making choices that would be best for me and my daughter. I came to him after hearing his name from several people in my community and having read great reviews online. He is a fair person and has excellent rappor with other wake county artourneys and judges, and I believe that says a lot about his character. I always felt comfortable working with Jeff, his representation, and trusted him throughout this process. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody / Visitation turned to PTR
I would highly recommend Mr. Marshalls services to anyone who needs a family attorney. My case was complicated in many ways to the point where another lawyer might of washed his hands of it. Mr. Marshall not only saw it through, he guided (based on my needs and wants) and supported me through the hardest decision of my life. If you want a lawyer who will be a complete advocate for you and your child Mr. Marshall is your man.
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Posted by Tonya | August 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough!
Jeff, was very professional and gave good advise on situation. It worked best for the money I could afford to spend, and the result outcome worked in my favor. He didn't give up with I had, and kept trying for a better ending; which paid off at the end.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2015
Client
Hello - I am a father of 3 wonderful kids and just went thorough a terrible Separation and Divorce with my ex. She wanted to take me to the cleaners if you know what I mean... What a terrible experience for anyone to go through. I never thought I would be in this situation in a million years! When looking for a good attorney I did my research. I looked for someone with experience and had a strong personality to handle my ex. I found Jeff on his website with more then 18 years experience and set up an appointment to discuss my case right away. After our brief consultation, I absolutely felt extremely positive about hiring Jeff for my case. Jeff and I worked together over a 6 month period in handling mediation, phone calls, and emails. Even though Jeff's fees are very high and expensive, it was actually well worth the investment. Jeff was always calm and respectful to me in each situation and knew exactly how to handle it. Thank goodness I had Jeff on my side during this whole process. I was able to settle out of court and I was very pleased with the final result that Jeff was able to receive. I highly recommend Jeff Marshall for your separation and divorce attorney.
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Posted by mohamed amra | March 20, 2015
I highly recommend Jeff. Him and his staff are awesome!
I found myself in a position of impending separation/divorce. My situation involved marital misconduct in another country(a very difficult to prove situation), did my due diligence; read reviews and went to visit 5 different attorneys. I chose Jeff because he gave me a very knowledgeable and more importantly gave me a honest and accurate assessment of my situation(He didn't say what I wanted to hear he said what I NEEDED to hear). His advice and preparation right from the beginning was what made the big difference. He made a plan and stuck with that plan throughout the process and at the same time paid special attention to my interests and protected me. At times I would lose sight, (divorce is emotional and complicated), but Jeff and his staff always balanced me out and were patient in helping me understand the process. In the end we went to mediation and all the advice and preparation is what made the big difference. My case outcome was much better than the original offer I made to my ex spouse(before I had a lawyer) and giving credit where credit is due; Jeff's knowledge to execution is what made the difference. I must add Jeff made me look past my anger and really had the best interests of me and my children in mind; which in the end that is what really matters. When it ultimately comes down to it separation/divorce is difficult in the moment; but the outcome is forever. I am happy with my outcome and Thank Jeff with his knowledge, planning and execution. I really feel like I got my money's worth and am happy with my outcome. I highly recommend Jeff and his assistant JP. Thank You
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Marshall & Taylor PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Jeffrey E. Marshall
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Henry T. Drake and Associates
  • 1996 - 1997

Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • SUNY at Buffalo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Associations

  • The Child's Advocate
  • Past President and Current Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina Appeals Monitoring Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • The Child's Advocate
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • The North Carolina State Bar
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Order of the Curia
  • Capital University Law School
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Ethical Considerations in Family Law
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
  • Ethical Considerations in Family Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Endorse Jeffrey
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Jeff. I've had several cases with Jeff and Travis and they are knowledgeable, prepared and great to work with."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an effective litigator and an excellent mediator."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Marshall mediated a Family Law case for which I was defense counsel. I really appreciated his approach and commitment in helping get a difficult situation resolved. In the end he helped both parties avoid a very litigious situation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is an outstanding attorney and mediator. I appreciate his dedication to his clients, easy-going nature, humor and professionalism."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an excellent attorney and mediator. He understands what his clients need and will work tirelessly to achieve an outcome that is in his client's best interests. He is compassionate, knowledgeable, and well-respected within the legal community, including other attorneys and judges. I often refer him clients because I have absolutey no doubt they will be taken care of with him."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel in several matters with Jeff and he has always been a zealous advocate for his client while maintaining professionalism with all involved."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is an expert in the area of family law. His tenacity and aggressive demeanor serve his clients well in and out of the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is as good as they come. He knows the law and knows his way around a court room. Additionally, Jeff brings a common sense reasonableness to any negotiation that really gets results for his Clients. Credibility is very important in family law, and Jeff has it."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an excellent lawyer to whom I have referred many of my own clients needing representation in family law or divorce matters."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff is an honest, dependable, ethical attorney who works hard to help his clients by giving sound, straight-forward advice and caring, competent representation. He is truly concerned about helping his clients resolve their problems & issues in the best way possible for them, and he well respected by his colleagues."
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