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I limit my practice of law to the narrow, specialized issues surrounding marriage and families. I have long enjoyed the opportunity to guide people through divorce to new phases of their lives through practical training in creative problem solving and long-term planning developed with each client’s unique goals in mind. Helping clients restructure after separation by creating lasting resolutions for their families has been a high point of my career.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 55%
    28 years
  2. Prenuptials: 15%
    28 years
  3. Alimony: 15%
    28 years
  4. Divorce: 15%
    28 years



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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shannan Barclay Tuorto

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Beck has developed an expertise in all family law related matters and is highly respected by the legal community in Western NC. He provides thoughtful, competent and honest representation.


    Shannan Tuorto Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Albert J. Siemens

    Monty is one of the top family law lawyers in Western North Carolina in my opinion. I have had the privilege to know Monty for most of my 20 years of practice. Every time we work a case together, I learn something from him. He is very careful and detailed oriented. His commitment to his client and to professional ethics is always evident.


    Albert Siemens Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A.

Biltmore Park 28 Schenck Parkway
Suite 200
Asheville, NC, 28803

Coward Hicks & Siler, PA

43 W. Main Street
Franklin, NC, 28734

Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA

705 W. Main Street
Sylva, NC, 28779

Coward, Hicks & Siler, PA

211 Cashiers School Road
Cashiers, NC, 28717



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2016
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
Board Certified Specialist in Family LawNorth Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization2001
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCoward, Hicks & Siler, P.A.1994 - Present
Assistant District Attorney30th Judicial District1991 - 1994
AssociateCoward, Hicks & Siler, PA1984 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarMember1984 - Present
30th Judicial District Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Angel Medical CenterExecutive Committee and Board Member2003 - 2011
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law SectionCouncil Member2000 - 2003
30th Judicial District Bar AssociationSecretary2000 - 2001
Kids Interdisciplinary Services, Inc. (Kid's Place)Founding Board Member1991 - 1996
Mountain Youth ResourcesBoard Member1989 - 1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillCriminal Justic AdministrationBS1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professionalism in Practice: A Local PerspectiveProfessionalism: Civil and Domestic Program2016
CLEDomestic Violence Protective Orders and Possession of Firearms2005