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Linda B. Sayed

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wilmington, NC

4.6   19 reviews

also known as Linda Sayed

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Linda

Learn Linda’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Separation for divorce requires the spouses to live under separate roofs for an entire year, with at least one spouse intending for the separation to be permanent. The process can be messy and complicated or simple with the right advice.

  2. Family
    20%
    Ms. Sayed has a broad understanding of the nuances of family law matters involving military service members, and state and federal employees. Let her help you figure out how to fairly divide the property and debt including retirement and pensions.

  3. Child custody
    15%
    Your children may be the most important part of your life. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Sayed today for a case evaluation.

  4. Child support
    15%
    Child support can be determined in a private agreement or by court order. If the parties cannot agree on a reasonable amount of child support, then a parent can hire an attorney or file a court action for child support.

  5. Adoption
    10%
    Adopting a stepchild or other child (or even an adult) can be a complicated process. If parents consent to adoption, the process can be expedited.

  6. Alimony
    10%
    Determining a fair amount and duration for alimony is complicated. There must be a need for one spouse for support and the ability to pay support by the other spouse. Adultery can affect the right to alimony.

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Protecting your premarriage property and other assets and limiting exposure for alimony or ensuring alimony in case of divorce are some to the reasons to consider a premarital agreement.

Certified Family Law Specialist dedicated to helping clients work through family law legal issues in a practical, cost efficient manner.

Location

Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP
310 N. Front Street, Suite 200
Wilmington, NC, 28401

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Sean | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sensational Attorney and Advisor
When I first met with Linda through a phone consultation 15 years ago, I knew I found the right attorney needed to resolve my custody and visitation issues. She has been by my side ever since, always willing to assist in navigating changing circumstances, and educate me about my parental rights. Not only was Linda thorough in every aspect of understanding my specific circumstances, she was also caring and thoughtful. She patiently spent time educating me on the phone, keeping me informed with email updates, and going through each process thoroughly with me in her office prior to entering the court room. It was when court was called into session that I had the pleasure of watching Linda do what she does best. Linda is a warrior in the courtroom! She advocated for me in a manner that I could not have done more sincerely myself, while justifying each and every one of my concerns legally. She is a consummate professional and the best in the business! If you need a family law specialist, you most certainly want Linda on your side rather than sitting across the courtroom from her.
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Posted by Heather | May 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Divorce/Custody Attorney
Linda Sayed has represented me twice over the last 15 years. My ex husband said she is a ruthless bulldog. In my personal experience, she listens and is extremely detailed. No one wants to have to go through an attorney to settle matters that should be personal. If you have to do so because you are dealing with an unreasonable situation, then I highly recommend Linda Sayed!
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Posted by Mark | November 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication and closure.
During a lengthy divorce (>2.5Years) I took the huge step to change attorneys. I did not regret this decision for one second, Linda came up to speed on my case quickly addressed the major issues and brought it to an amicable resolution within three months. She has excellent communication and is always available to answer questions or concerns. I would, and have recommended her services to friends and work colleagues.
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Posted by David | November 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I fired my first lawyer for not being strong enough. I hired Linda and I wish I could have hired her from the very beginning. She is very knowledgeable, outstanding professionalism, honorable, hard worker, dedicated and committed to law. Not only a great lawyer, but a great person of character and resolute. Will stand up for what is right, and will let you know if you are not doing things right. I wish every lawyer was like her. (I've had six total) Worth every penny
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn’t back down
I am so glad I was referred to Linda- by 3 different people! She is professional, knowledgeable and thorough. My case had multiple layers when it came to divorce and custody, dealing with different states and military. She gave me possible outcomes as to not give me false hope, but the resolution was better than anticipated, and she fought for me and what was best for my child the whole way. Whenever I emailed or called, she responded shortly after, always in contact. Definitely worth the cost.
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Posted by Michael | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Life saver
Linda comes across as low key but she's actually very strategic. I can't speak of her tactics as they were ingenious and very frustrating for the opposition but she had them on their heels the entire time. So thankful I found her. She's head and shoulders above the rest. Well worth the cost.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Linda is very professional and sincere and truly cares about her clients. She was very thorough and explained the process as we went along. She fights for her clients and always kept me informed on what was happening with my case.
Posted by Ruth | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I gave her ten grand ,for her to tell me to take my kids and leave the country, but I could not take them from their father.. she was ..impeccable and I did feel safe with her ,but was not used to the lack of collaboration..in hind sight ,i should have stayed with her ,maybe i would not have been beaten up by 5 policemen in front of my children, then charged with assault on a police officer, My children wouldnt be place in mental health unit because their father can't handle them, Or try to escape from him, and I get arrested again and thrown in jail against all human rights laws ,held naked ,no heigine apparel for 3 days denied my lawyer or my right to bail given 2 towels by a gard to " hang myself with".. So maybe if ms sayed just informed me as I was trained to as a nurse , keep people informed , I would not have sought out ,as the police informed me of ..the worst layer in town..Julia bosman.. Whom apparently used her family for political gain, and was the impitous for the cascade of diabolical events inflicted on our children and myself. All for money..and the lining of pockets.. She barely asked me questions..or got to know me.. I need someone to be above board, honorable, and was going to protect me. I hadn't had that in my marriage ever .. It sound like every one thinks she's great. Her para legal sure was ..I can tell ya that.. I only saw her 4 x. Never did we speak on the phone.. I hope this is a better review for you Ms sayed.. Maybe things would have been better with you after all..
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Posted by Michele | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An advocate since 2011
My working relationship began with Linda in 2011 when I hired her to help me navigate divorce and child custody matters. Since 2011 my ex-spouse has repeatedly brought me back to court. I could not imagine navigating these matters with anyone but Linda Sayed. Ms. Sayed has a profound knowledge and understanding of family law. She is compassionate, ethical, and incredibly responsive. In summary, she is really, really good at what she does.
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Posted by Maryann Ball | October 27, 2017
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Best choice for a MILITARY DIVORCE!
Linda is everything you would expect when hiring an expert and more. Her dedication to family law and expertise in military divorces put my mind at ease from the beginning. She is realistic, thorough, a stickler for detail, responsive, and she maintains a total state of calm despite the emotional upheaval this process can bring on the parties involved. It is obvious that her staff is in constant communication with each other and are client focused. You can feel confident leaving all the legal matters pertaining to your divorce to Mrs. Sayed.
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Posted by Jeff | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Syed - Attorney for you
It has been nothing but a positive experience working with Ms. Syed. She has shown 100% dedication and true compassion as she guided and coached me through the legal process of my case. Ms. Syed is always readily available via phone or email with any questions or concerns I have, even on the weekends. I would highly recommend Ms. Sayed and her team.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome is an Understatement!
If you want a lawyer that is responsive, gives great advice, very knowledgeable of family law, willing to fight for you/your children, cares about her clients, a stickler for details, is an extremely talented litigator, very professional, and an excellent communicator, Linda Sayed, her associate Jamie Ghetty, and paralegal Angie Groesbeck are incredible! By being 'very' diligent in following there advice, I achieved a graduated 50-50 custody agreement in a very contested child custody case with my 3 minor children all under age 7. I was the plaintiff/husband and the stay at home mom/defendant was making great attempts to establish a status quo that greatly limited my time with my children. Linda walked right beside me through the entire process. My children's future will now include having a significant amount of time with me (there father) in it. This is truly one lawyer that you absolutely get what you pay for. If you truly care about your kids, there's no one better than Linda
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Mrs. Sayed was recommended to me by another satisfied client with a difficult case. My case was stressful, long and filled with unexpected turns. Mrs. Sayed's knowledge of the law and professional attitude gave me the confidence I needed to keep going. The results were in my favor but regardless if things were different I'd still recommend Mrs. Sayed to anyone. It's been wonderful working with her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
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The BEST!
Linda is not only highly educated in her field, but compassionate towards her clients and is able to achieve their wishes. She is beyond confident, prompt and has a fabulous team backing her. She's my go to, hands down. In hind sight, I am amazed at how quickly we achieved our goal, and how hassle free our process was together. She is dedicated!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2015
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Attentive, knowledgeable and dedicated lawyer
Linda Sayed is a wonderful lawyer. She knows my very complex case, understands the law, always responds in a timely manner, and truly advocates for what is right. I feel very confident knowing she is with me every step of the way through a very complicated and high conflict custody battle. I have worked with other lawyers in the past and Linda is hands-down the best lawyer I have ever encountered. She goes above and beyond what is needed, and always remains ethical, honest, and realistic. I am very grateful for her and highly recommend her to anyone who needs a strong, smart, and dedicated lawyer.
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Posted by Ron | September 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Wilmington
Excellent, detail oriented, fair and knowledgeable. I wish I had used her from the beginning. Highly and strongly recommend her with zero reservations.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2009
Ocean Isle Beach Client
Ms. Sayed was a professional and efficient attorney. She always responded to my concerns within the same day. I felt immediately comfortable with her and would hire again for any legal problem that I may have in the future.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Unprofessional!!!!!!!
All about money! Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks because she’s too lazy to actually do any work! What a joke!
Posted by Doyle | November 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
WHEN YOU EMPOYEE LINDA SHE DOES NOT SUPPORT HER CLIENT. LINDA WAS ALL-IN WHILE I WAS INTERVIEWING HER FOR THE JOB ....BUT AFTER I SIGNED A CONTRACT SHE WAS IN A BIG HURRY TO SPEED THROUGH MY DIVORCE....SPEEDING THROUGH THE PROCESS TRANSLATED INTO A BIG LOSS FOR ME. LINDA WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISM .IT IS HER WAY.....EVEN IF IT MEANS COMPRIMISING HER PROFESSIONAL ETHICS. SHE QUIT MY CASE.....WHILE I WAS HAVING A TERRIBLE HEALTH CRISIS WITH DOCTORS CONFIRMING. THE JUDGE AND LINDA REQUESTED LETTERS FROM MY PHYSCIANS THAT WAS NO PROBLEM, THE PHSCIANS SENT ALL THE INFORMATION NEEDED TO THE COURT...THE COURT WAS SATISFIED BUT AS I STATED EARLIER LINDA QUIT. . ....PLUS SHE NEVER GAVE ME MY RECORDS THAT I PAID APPROXIMATELY $7000.00 PLUS DOLLARS FOR NOR DID SHE REFUND ANY MONIES. REMEMBER WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN ....IT COULD SAVE YOU A LOT OF STRESS AND WORRY . MY DIVORCE WAS VERY STRESSFUL LINDA SAYEED WAS OF NO USE ......SHE MADE LIFE MORE STRESSFUL MORE EXPENSIVE. ANOTHER ATTORNEY WAS HIRED AND I SURVIVED ......THE MOUNTAINS OF STRESS I ENDURED FROM THE LAW PRACTICE OF LINDA SAYEED . THAT EXPERIENCE WITH SO MUCH STRESS, PLUS THE ANXIETY HAS NEVER GONE AWAY.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-395 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Block, Crouch & Keeter, LLP
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Ward and Smith, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Block, Crouch, Keeter & Huffman, LLP
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • M.Ed.
  • 1985
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Fifth Judicial District Bar
  • Former President
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Family Law Section NC Bar Association
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Former Board Member
  • 2015 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Family Law Specialist, Recertified
  • NC State Bar
  • 2017
  • Superlawyer Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyer - Family Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2012
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Family Law Specialist
  • NC State Bar
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Campbell Law Review
  • Assault on the Common Law of Premises Liability
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer Training
  • Role of parents attorney in abuse, neglect dependency cases
  • 2009
  • Family Law Forum
  • Family Law Topics
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Linda
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Linda Sayed is a very knowledgeable, competent and professional lawyer. She always does an excellent job."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Linda is thorough yet personal, and she will do her absolute best to help navigate you through the family law system, regardless of whether your matter is simple or complex. She is an absolute professional."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Linda is a tough but personable attorney. She fights hard for her clients but maintains a professional demeanor toward opposing attorneys."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Linda is very well respected in the area of Family Law and very active in the family law state bar. One would be wise to chose her as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Linda. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Linda in the legal community for many years, and had the privilege of working with her on cases. She is one of the most prepared and thoughtful attorneys in the Wilmington area and I highly reccomend her."
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Wilmington Divorce and separation Lawyer Linda B. Sayed
Linda B. Sayed
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wilmington, NC
Licensed for 25 years