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Angela M. Hatley

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fayetteville, NC

4.5   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
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About Angela

Learn Angela’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    Angela Hatley has the knowledge, experience and proven track record to handle complex child custody cases through both negotiation and/or trial. She has represented mothers, fathers, grandparents and other relatives seeking custody of children.

    26 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Whenever you are facing a family law issue, it’s essential you work with an experienced attorney who will advocate on your behalf and protect your rights. Angela Hatley is experienced with military divorce.

    26 years

  3. Child support
    25%
    Angela Hatley is dedicated to helping you reach a successful resolution of your child support case and will provide the personalized, attentive service you deserve.

    26 years

  4. Alimony
    15%
    During divorce, alimony and property division can be contentious. Angela Hatley has the expertise to provide the support and attention you deserve.

    26 years

WHEN YOU NEED THE BEST TO REPRESENT YOU.

Hard work and dedication is the foundation for what Angela Hatley has built her practice on. With over two decades of experience, her mission is to help each client accomplish their specific goals and move them toward a more positive future. Angela Hatley is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and professionally assertive attorney with a commitment to protecting her clients’ rights. She uses her hard earned experience to formulate successful strategies and solutions that best serve her clients’ interests. She has a long standing reputation for being well respected and successful inside the courtroom, which earned her being voted and awarded as The Fayetteville Observer’s Reader’s Choice Award, “2014 Best Lawyer.”

As a native of Salisbury, North Carolina, Angela Hatley began her career in 1984 as a graduate of the UNC School of Nursing. She worked as a full time registered nurse at a large teaching hospital where oftentimes she would find herself acting as an advocate for her patients to make sure they received the care they deserved.

While in nursing school at Chapel Hill, Angela Hatley learned the importance of being a strong advocate and voice for others. She saw a need for people to have someone stand up and represent them. After finishing her time working at a large teaching hospital, Angela Hatley decided to go back to graduate school and pursue a formal legal education, building on the advocacy skills she had already developed.

In 1993, Angela Hatley graduated with honors from Campbell University School of Law. She began practicing law at the firm of Armstrong and Armstrong, P.A., before finally relocating to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she opened up her own practice. The Hatley Law Firm is well recognized in Fayetteville, North Carolina and surrounding areas as one of the top practices for Family Law, Medical Malpractice and Social Security Disability.

Angela Hatley is a member of the NC Advocates for Justice, the American Associates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association and the Cumberland County Bar Association. She is also actively involved in her community church, a board member of Fayetteville Christian School and an advocate for The Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

As a mother of three, Angela Hatley understands and appreciates the value of family. She recognizes what is at stake and will work hard to protect you and your family through the legal process inside and outside of the courtroom. When you have uncertainties of the future in the hands of the court, you will want to work with an attorney like Angela Hatley who has an intimate understanding of the North Carolina Court System. The clients of The Hatley Law Firm are always first priority and protecting their families is always Angela Hatley’s main concern.

Contact The Hatley Law Firm today at and schedule your initial consultation to start taking control of your future. Angela Hatley is your Fayetteville, North Carolina Divorce Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2016
Client's Choice
2017 2016

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Location

The Hatley Law Firm, PLLC

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Renate | February 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mrs. Hatley is a very knowledgeable and competent lawyer. She was always friendly and answered all my questions patiently. She worked very hard to get all the information she needed to settle my complicated lawsuit and she reached a satisfactory settlement for me out of court.
Posted by Ruth | February 4, 2019
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The best Lawyer!
My Ex filled a modification to get Custody of our son, I was extremely terrified and worried about the case, mainly because he filled in another county and the lawyer he had had tremendously great reviews. Mrs. Hatley has continued to reassure me through this process; she got the venue moved to the correct county, She's extremely knowledgeable and aggressive (which I love) embarrassing the other lawyer in front of a judge and my ex and showing how well prepared and knowledgeable about family law she is. Her staff and she are amazing informing me of what my rights are and what I am entitled. We are so grateful to have found The Hatley Law Firm! We would highly recommend her to everyone! She's the best!
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Posted by Gabriel | October 14, 2022
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Child Custody modification
Hatley Law Firm is truly an untapped resource in Fayetteville! From first consultation to the final signed product between myself and ex-wife for child custody modification I feel well represented. I previously sought other law firms for my issue, upon my consultation with Atty Flowers I wanted Hatley Law to represent me. I am certain Atty Flowers went out of her way (to include all her clients) in every area of my case also working during off hours on my behalf. Citizens of Fayetteville don't waste your time with large advertising firms, Hatley Law went against one of those firms and I came out with every I needed and with items I did not anticipate. In the event I need legal representation I will contact Atty Flowers and no-one else. My only true regret I did not use Hatley Law during my original divorce case. Finally Hatley Law is not overpriced as the other 3 large law firms I paid for consultations. USE HATLEY LAW TODAY!!!
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Posted by Taylor | September 29, 2022
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HATLEY RULES
Ms. Hatley is amazing. She communicates very quickly, answers all my questions, is respectful, and gets things done in a timely manner. Ms. Hatley was extremely helpful during a time I needed her. She is kind and her office is inviting.
Posted by Shermeta | February 10, 2022
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MOST DEFINITELY SATISFIED CLIENT
Mrs Hatley and her firm has been amazing from the beginning. I called her firm January 2021 for a Consultation and the professionalism and compassionate they showed to my family and I in this time of need was warm, and welcoming. Mrs. Hatley listened with concern and understanding. She gave me great feedback and explained to me in depth what was to come within this matter. I immediately hired her as your attorney and has been more than satisfied since the date of the consultation. I have recommended Mrs Hatley and her firm to 3 friends. I'm more than happy with the services Mrs Hatley has demonstrated with our case. She performed her job to the upmost, very professional and friendly. I'm so grateful I have Mrs Hatley and her firm representing me in this difficult matter. I cant say thank you enough.
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Posted by Delores | January 18, 2022
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Divorce
Wow!! Ms. Hatley was an angel sent from heaven to me during my divorce. I was a total mess, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, etc. Her comfort and assurance meant the world to me in my time of hopelessness. True to her words, Ms. Hatley got me all I was entitled to, and more. She worked hard for me to reap what I had sowed into a marriage of 38 yrs. I highly recommend Ms. Hatley!
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Posted by Stacie Baines-Haskell | March 17, 2021
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Simple Excellence
Best Law Firm I have ever used. I was shocked and pleased by this firm's ability to deal with my case intuitively, electronically, and precisely. I would recommend this firm enthusiastically for all of your legal needs. Even though I live in NYC, I wish I could have them on my side next time I needed legal help.
Posted by Timothy | August 24, 2020
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Timothy
Mrs. Hatley was fantastic in court. My wife's ex-husband and current wife made ridiculous accusations in court to try to get custody but Mrs. Hatley would nonchalantly catch them in lies. She is calm, smooth, and straight to the point. She will not waste time on things that don’t matter. We would show her evidence of them lying and she would either use it or say that doesn’t matter. She is familiar with the law and the judges and knows exactly how to present a case.
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Posted by Victoria | October 8, 2018
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Best Lawyer
Hatley Law firm is by far the best in the area. Her professionalism is on point in the court room. She has represented me twice in family court and is hands down the best. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Tim | March 9, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
Ms. Hatley is an outstanding lawyer. Her research and professionalism in my case paid off in the courtroom. She believed in me as a client when I had few people believing in me. I highly recommend her services and am indebted to her work.
Response from Angela Hatley March 13, 2018
Thank you, Tim. We appreciate the generous review and the recommendation of services. Best of luck!
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
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Excellent and Professional
Attorney Hatley was a professional saving grace for me in a time of personal challenge. She is extremely experienced and very competent and as such has a high work load due to her client demand. However, despite how busy she is, she is extremely responsive. Her attention to detail and ability to remember the details of my case when I know she has so many others was always impressive to me. I couldn't have asked for finer representation and as I've told her, she will always be on my Christmas Card distribution.
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Response from Angela Hatley February 26, 2018
Thank you, we appreciate your kind words and time you took to write a great review. We pride ourself on providing positive experiences for all of our clients.
Posted by Julio | February 13, 2018
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Review for Hatley Law firm
The Hatley law firm has provided top notch customer service, with a profound caring professional attitude. She genuinely cares about her clients well being and health. Divorce is a difficult time in a persons life and Ms. Hatley has provided a positive comforting environment every time we speak. Her exceptional professionalism is filtered down to all of her employees. Outstanding Law firm.
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Response from Angela Hatley February 13, 2018
Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate your kind words, we look forward to continuing to provide a comforting environment for every client.
Posted by Andy | November 29, 2017
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Will not find better
Attorney Hatley and her staff are amazing. My experience was absolutely five stars! My ex was difficult, to say the least and Attorney Hatley knew exactly what to do at every turn. I live out of state and was a bit skeptic if a lawyer would really be invested in my case. Not only was she vested in my case, I felt she was vested in me as a person. She was always available by either phone or email. Many times I would email in the evenings thinking she would get to it the next work day and she would email me back quickly. I don't think she ever stops working. My ex has been manipulating the system for years, making it difficult to see my kids and making my life miserable. I did not think there was much I could do. I am so glad I made the phone call to speak with Attorney Hatley. She was honest and upfront with me. She told me what she could do and how much it would cost and she honored her word, every bit of it. A rare find in today's world. I now get to see my kids more often and the custody agreement is bullet proof! I have seen many active duty military get the short end of the stick when it comes to custody. If you are going through a divorce or custody issues, you need to hire Attorney Hatley.
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Response from Angela Hatley February 11, 2018
Thank you for such a complimentary review. We were happy to serve you and glad for the final outcome. We appreciate all you do for our country.
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2017
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very dedicated to help clients
Ms. Hatley helped with me for over two years on my divorce case. She did an outstanding job on handling my case to arrive a very fair outcome for both parties involved. It was a very lengthy case and she helped me to have a peace of mind in the entire process. I really appreciated the help from her and her stuffs.
Response from Angela Hatley February 16, 2018
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear of your positive experience with our firm and that there was a fair outcome.
Posted by Amy | October 26, 2017
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Attorney Angela Hatley review
Mrs. Hatley is an amazing attorney. She or her staff gets back to me quickly with answers to questions. I am going through a divorce, and I am extremely happy with my custody, child support, and temporary spousal support. We still have a ways to go, but she is supportive and gets things done!
Response from Angela Hatley February 16, 2018
Thank you for the complimentary review. It was a pleasure helping you.
Posted by Amber | September 6, 2017
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Caring, experienced lawyer
Angela Hatley is a wonderful caring lawyer who helped me with custody of my child. I would absolutely recommend her if you need help with custody or child support.
Response from Angela Hatley February 16, 2018
Thank you for taking your time to leave a great review. We were happy to serve you and glad for the final outcome.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
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Custody
Mrs. Hatley did a phenomenal job with helping me get custody of my kids. Highly recommended.
Response from Angela Hatley February 16, 2018
We were happy to serve you and glad for the final outcome. We appreciate your kind review.
Posted by Kate | July 20, 2017
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Superb Representation
Let’s be honest: by the time you need an attorney, you and your close loved ones have probably been through the wringer, sustained a lot of drama and/or conflict, and you arrive to your first attorney consultation somewhat traumatized and distrustful of people in general. Added to that is choosing an attorney can be a gamble. No matter how much research you do, or how many personal referrals you have, it really comes down to taking a chance on a stranger who may or may not jive with you or advocate exactly as you think you need. Word to the wise: it is smart to retain an attorney for any situation in which you have to deal with an unstable relationship, the court system, a professional issue, or a situation in which your livelihood or income is in play. First and foremost: cost. Most people don’t have a slush fund for legal issues or a long, protracted court battle. Attorney Hatley’s costs are beyond reasonable, did not cause undue financial strain, and likely are the best in the region. Minutes into our first consultation, Attorney Hatley was able to cut to the heart of the matter – she grasped intuitively that it was about my children and advocating for them. Attorney Hatley expertly navigated through all the motions filed and attorneys retained, and she did so directly with verbiage that accurately reflected the big-picture goals - even when I was uncomfortable facing conflict head-on. It took almost two years to be heard by the court due to multiple continuances and rescheduled hearing dates. Clients should anticipate that, because attorneys and cases are at the mercy of an overscheduled and understaffed North Carolina court system. Through it all, Attorney Hatley remained calm and focused on the long game. Along the way, she appropriately presented options and had me consider them, but ultimately she steered me toward a position of strength. During days of sitting and waiting in court, we saw many attorneys in action as they presented cases, and we gleaned a glimpse of how other attorneys operate. By far, Attorney Hatley was the most composed, prepared, and unflappable in comparison to over a dozen of her colleagues. Even on days when we weren’t heard, despite the frustration of sitting in court and costs spent on traveling, I stuck with Attorney Hatley and trusted her. When it came down to the trial, Attorney Hatley had about 10 days to prepare a strategic plan for almost two years of developments in the case in addition to countermotions and allegations, which would have buried and intimidated a less proficient professional firm. Despite this, Attorney Hatley’s whole staff kept in consistent contact with me, and were especially supportive on occasions when I was not feeling particularly brave or strong. Attorney Hatley employed tremendous strategies in court that surprised even me – her client - let alone everyone else. Attorney Hatley didn’t sweat small stuff or get bogged down in irrelevant minute details, which can belabor an already tedious process. She was razor-sharp and relaxed, respectful to everyone on the stand whether on our side or not, and appropriately deferential to the judge but she spoke up and objected when warranted. On breaks and during recesses, she was completely down-to-earth with me, my family, and my character witnesses. I never thought that a trial would actually be a positive experience, but it really was, especially with Attorney Hatley at my side. The court is supposed to work for both parties and be fair. Attorney Hatley knew I was human, and had imperfect and frustrated moments along the way, and she supported and defended me. She never wavered in her overall strategy and that is reflected in the positivity I feel to this day. I am grateful for top-notch legal representation.
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Response from Angela Hatley February 16, 2018
Kate, thank you for your kind words and great review. We are so happy to have helped you.
Posted by Barbara | July 12, 2017
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An angel in disguise
Angela Harley put my mind at ease the minute I walked into her office. I still am in the middle of a custody battle at the time of writing. Ms. Hatley understood that my children and I are victims of domestic violence and never once did I feel uncomfortable about my case. She is generous beyond measure with her time and her support. She took the time to tell me about herself and I feel as if I really know her. What a beautiful lady to have on your side. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Response from Angela Hatley February 16, 2018
It is always wonderful helping put a clients mind at ease. Thank you for such kind words. We are happy you chose our firm to represent you.
Posted by Dan | May 22, 2017
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Thanks for your help.
Mrs. Hatley pursued my as if it were her own. She achieved every result I asked for and did it at a very reasonable price, about 60% of what other lawyers quoted me when I hired her. There was no surprises or hidden costs, the retainer I paid covered my entire case that took over three years.
Response from Angela Hatley February 16, 2018
Thank you for providing a wonderful review. We were happy to have served you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Hatley Law Firm
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Armstrong and Armstrong, P.A.
  • 1993 - 2006

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • UNC School of Nursing
  • Nursing
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 15 Years of Marriage Client Testimonial
  • I got custody of my children and justice was served.
  • Deployed Soldier Client Testimonial
  • Got all my belongings: vehicles, clothes, bank accounts
  • Out-of-state Military Father Testimonial
  • I now get to see my kids more often and the custody agreement is bullet proof!
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Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • The Governor Morehead School for the Blind
  • Advocate
  • 2000 - Present
  • Fayetteville Christian School
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Fayetteville's Best Lawyer Award
  • Fayetteville Observer
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Non-Applicable
  • Non-Applicable
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Non-Applicable
  • Non-Applicable
  • 2018

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Fayetteville Divorce and separation Lawyer Angela M. Hatley
Angela M. Hatley
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fayetteville, NC
Licensed for 30 years