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Carolyn Krueger-Andes

Family Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Lynn Krueger-Andes, Carolyn Lovejoy


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About Carolyn

Learn Carolyn’s areas of practice.

To read what some of my past clients would say about working with me, visit my website for testimonials.

 

Family law is a complicated and emotional area of the law, and it’s not one I would encourage people to navigate on their own.  My goal as a family law attorney is to help my clients understand the issues at hand, how we can deal with them, and what a judge might realistically do in their case.  

 

While I never attempt to take on the role of a counselor or therapist, I do understand that this is a very emotional time, so I try to make the entire process as seamless as possible.  I do this by managing my client’s expectations of what the legal future may hold, as well as answering any questions they may have along the way. Specifically, I have found that preparing clients for mediation, hearings, etc., provides them with a great advantage. They have a better idea of what to expect when they walk into that setting.  

 

Managing clients’ expectations is about giving them a realistic picture of what will most likely happen with their property, finances, and custodial time.  I’ll never paint a picture of perfection, because, as the saying goes, “in family law, there are no winners.”  Instead, I want my clients to walk away from their divorce process feeling satisfied, and confident that their lawyer led them in the right direction, always doing what was in the best interests of the family as a whole.

 

I love practicing family law because I love helping people when they need it most.  When people walk into my office, it’s usually one of the hardest times of their lives.  It is such a pleasure to help them make decisions that -- at the time -- seem extraordinarily difficult, but that they’ll eventually see as the right decisions for their family. It is so gratifying to watch people go from rock-bottom to happier, and healthier, sometimes in just a matter of months.

 

I am also a Certified Family Financial Mediator.* After spending 8+ years as a litigator, I felt that I could use my extensive courtroom experience to help guide people towards settlement outside the courtroom. Since becoming certified in April 2019, I have mediated dozens of cases, and have successfully helped a majority of those people settle. While I still handle many cases in active litigation on a regular basis, I have found that adding mediations to my practice has resulted in helping even more people reach a resolution in their lives. This brings me great joy, and I am very proud to help people in this way.


I not only handles divorce and custody matters, but I also helps my clients with alienation of affection cases. My most notable trial resulted in a $1.5 million judgment for alienation of affection while in Raleigh. After returning to Charlotte, I participated as co-counsel in an alienation of affection case, which resulted in a jury verdict of $1.3 million in our client’s favor. Subsequently, I handled another trial for alienation of affection which resulted in a $300,000 jury verdict in my client’s favor. Because of this experience, I am well-versed in the intricacies of the laws surrounding alienation of affection cases and have been selected as a CLE speaker on this topic.

 

The top three questions I answer for my clients are:

1.      Can I leave the house or will that be deemed to be “abandonment”?

2.      What is a realistic custody schedule I can expect?

3.      How much support will I get, or pay, and for how long?

 

Each case is different, so during your initial consultation, we can address your specific concerns.

 

What you’ll get if you work with me:

When you work with me, you’ll get an advocate who’s caring, but honest, someone who will work hard to keep you out of court if at all possible, and who understands that your case is about you and what’s best for your family.

 

To book a mediation or consultation, please email me or visit my website for online scheduling.

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Licensed for 11 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Carolyn

Krueger-Andes Law, PLLC
1018 East Boulevard
Ste. 8
Charlotte, NC, 28203

Reviews

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Posted by Michael | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Lynn came highly recommended by another attorney, and after consulting with her, I immediately understood why. I knew right away she was the right person to represent me and facilitate my separation and divorce. She did an exemplary job and displayed a steady-hand, strong legal expertise and provided valuable insight and guidance. She is sharp, responsive, knowledgeable and gave fantastic advice, which kept me out of harm's way. She is everything you want in an attorney representing you, and hiring her is the best decision I ever made.
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Posted by Melissa | July 30, 2020
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Great advocate, very professional.
Lynn was actually my second divorce attorney after my collaborative divorce fell apart. She was a great negotiator and advocate in a very difficult situation. She always had my back and did a great job at presenting all options and helping me make informed choices. I appreciate that she was always very quick to respond, always willing to listen and everything she did was handled promptly and without mistakes. I don’t know what I would have done without her. I was so lucky to have Lynn as my attorney, and I think any other clients would be as well.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2020
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Ideal Attorney to have on your side
Lynn has been with me since 2014-2018 and continues to do so when I need guidance. In this time period, she's understood my needs/priorities, helped me gain the correct personnel with my case and channeled me into deciding what's right and best for me. All of this done without cheesing out or wasting time. Her level of maturity and understanding is impeccable. I could not have survived without her guidance. Thank you as always, Lynn!
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Posted by Jarvis | January 28, 2020
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Business relationship
I have been fortunate enough to have a business relationship with the firm through Carolyn. She's full of energy and has the knowledge, skills and professionalism to get the results you need! I look forward to many more years of working with Carolyn! Don't let her small stature fool you....she is a beast in the courtroom and does everything she can for her clients!
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2015
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Alienation of affection w/ criminal conversation
Lynn was very attentive to my needs and feelings. Her professionalism and skill easily won me my judgment. Lynn put together an unquestionable defense when a set aside motion was filed.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Articulate & Attentive Attorney
Ms.Lovejoy has the hands-on background to obtain most effective results combined with highly polished and knowledge of protecting the rights of her clients. I was very pleased with her handling my case because it lowered my stress level and allowed me to stay focused on my daily life resonsibilities. I would most definitely recommend her services without hestitatation.
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Posted by Sheri | September 25, 2015
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Awesome experience!
I hired Carolyn Lovejoy to help with my separation. I immediately liked her! Not only was she professional but she was personable. She guided me with a gentle hand and was honest and up front. I appreciated the way she continually confirmed to me through the process that I mattered as an individual. I would recommend her highly to anyone that needs good, honest and firm representation.
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Posted by Sophia | September 16, 2015
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Highly Recommended
You will not find a more compassionate, caring, and professional attorney. Carolyn Lovejoy not only helped me with legal advice during my separation, she also took the time to understand my emotional needs.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Krueger-Andes Law, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Hamilton Stephens Steele + Martin
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Associate
  • McWilliam Henderson & Wall PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Undergradate
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • $1.3M Alienation of Affection Jury Verdict
  • $1.3M Jury Verdict
  • $300,000 Alienation of Affection Jury Verdict
  • $300,000 Jury Verdict
  • $1.5M Judgment | Wake Co. Case No. 10 CVD 8911 (Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation)
  • $1.5 Million Judgment
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Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2022 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Shelter Health Services
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2021 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite Young Guns
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2017
  • Gressman-Pollitt Oral Argument Award
  • UNC School of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

  • 14 N.C. BANKING INST. 435
  • UBS Strikes a Deal: The Recent Impact of Weakened Bank Secrecy on Swiss Banking
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section
  • Alienation of Affection
  • 2022
  • Small Firm and Solo Practitioner's Section Luncheon
  • Self-Marketing and Social Media
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Carolyn
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse Lynn. She's a tenacious and very knowledgeable family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I enjoy having cases with Lynn - she is smart, pleasant to deal with, and knows what she is doing. She is an excellent advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carolyn is hard-working, knowledgeable, and a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Carolyn has been opposing counsel on a few cases. I have also mediated for Carolyn in her cases, as well. She has always been professional in her interactions, even when we disagreed on points of law. She is an advocate for her clients in both advancing their positions while insuring to provide excellent legal advice. I endorse Carolyn for clients seeking advice in divorce and family law issues."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having gone up against Ms. Lovejoy in court, I can attest that she is a fierce advocate for her clients. You couldn't ask for a more dedicated, professional attorney on your side. She is one of the best."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynn is a tenacious advocate for her clients with a great reputation in the community."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynn is a highly competent and capable attorney who cares deeply about her clients. She is an excellent litigator who is also reasonable and knows when her client's interests are better served by an out-of-court resolution. I would highly recommend Lynn to anyone in need of a skilled family law attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynn is an excellent and passionate litigator. She fights hard for her clients and uses her trial experience to further their cause. She is particularly skilled in the areas of alienation and affection and criminal conversation, though her litigation skills can be carried over to many family law matters. I fully endorse Lynn as an excellent lawyer in our community."
Family Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been impressed by Lynn's dedication to the practice of law and her clients. She will work zealously on their behalf and do what is necessary to get a great outcome for them. I never hesitate to send her a referral."
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Charlotte Family Lawyer Carolyn Krueger-Andes
Carolyn Krueger-Andes
Family Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 11 years