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Andrea Winters Morelos

Divorce and separation Attorney

4.7   10 reviews

also known as Andrea Winters, Andrea Morelos

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Andrea

Learn Andrea’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    90%
    Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Alimony (Spousal Support), Equitable Distribution (Property Division), Motion for Contempt/Show Cause (for violating an Order), Motion for Modification (of a prior Order), Restraining Orders (50B Domestic Violence Orders and 50C No Contact Orders), Premarital Agreements (Prenuptial Agreements)

    20 years

  2. General practice
    10%
    General civil cases, whether out of court or in court. Including but not limited to, demand letters, negotiations, mediations, litigation, arbitrations, hearings, trials.

    20 years

I have always had a strong interest in helping people since I was sworn in as an attorney almost 20 years ago.

Since 2004, I have volunteered for the UNC Law School's Community Legal Project which offers free legal assistance through the Compass Center in Chapel Hill (formerly The Women’s Center). I was also on the NC Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service list for over 10 years. Finally I donate my time once a year at the NC Bar Association's "4ALL Statewide Service Day" - where attorneys throughout the state answer phone calls all day and provide free legal information and referral resources for numerous areas of law.

I began my career working in employment discrimination and civil rights, but soon after I felt called to help people going through the difficult, stressful, confusing, and emotional stages of separation and divorce. That can involve numerous areas such as child custody, child support, property division, alimony, domestic violence, etc. Family law matters can often involve other legal issues such as real estate, contract review, employment laws, estates, collections, and foreclosures. It is critical for a family lawyer to understand the intersection there in order to best advise and represent the client and I would be happy to hanlde your case for you! 

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If your looking for a great attorney then look no more!!!
Ms. Morelos answered every question I had and she even answered questions that I sent here way past regular business hours. Her answers were informative and covered everything even things that I hadn't even thought to ask, so if your looking for a great attorney then you found one in her!!!
Response from Andrea Morelos June 25, 2019
Thank you SO much for this review! And I'm so glad I was able to help you, even outside of any consult or full representation. Unfortunately, avvo keeps poster's names anonymous and also doesn't even show which question you are referring to. And since we answer so many different questions on any given day, we don't know which one it was. But that is great that I answered your questions plus even more and good luck to you in your legal situation!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fine
Professional - she was helpful and provided assitence however to involved with other cases at this time
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you so much
She was very responsive. She reviewed language from my lease I copied and pasted & indicated certianties and probabilities.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ALIMONY modification
EXCELLENT: [1.KNOWLEDGEABLE 2.communication & comprehension in brief context. 3.ability to forecast & recommend. ] I asked detailed full scoop of challenging question expecting 50% but received lot more than I expected. If I can get with small amount I put in time & details - I can imagine how good it will be if I allow Andrea to be my counsel. I am likely to hire or recommend Andrea to any one looking for divorce attorney.
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Response from Andrea Morelos December 3, 2015
Thank you so much! I can't tell offhand which client this is since these are posted anonymous. Or if it was perhaps from just an initial consultation or through an AVVO FAQ I answered. But either way, I am so happy to have helped you and I really appreciate the kind words! Take care!
Posted by Erin | June 11, 2014
Would certainly refer to a friend!
Andrea made a lasting impression with me! My husband and I were going through some rough times and I needed her counsel to answer some sensitive questions. In gathering information and addressing my concerns, at no time did she judge my husband or I for our actions or motives. That meant a lot to me. Despite our struggles, we still love each other and Andrea recognized and respected that. Andrea has many means of communication to accommodate everyone's busy lives these days; ie text messaging, chatting online, video calls, and a virtual portal for the secure transfer of sensitive information. Andrea also has reasonable prices and a flexible schedule! I have and would recommend her to anyone in need of Family Law information or representation.
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Posted by Purple602 | April 7, 2014
Highly recommend Andrea Morelos
I enjoyed talking to Ms. Morelos and learned so much. She is easy to understand and would definitely recommend her. I will use her in the future if I have the need. Very down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable.
Posted by Yvonne | March 29, 2014
Awesome Family Law Attorney - Andrea Morelos!
Andrea Winters Morelos was referred to me at a time in my life when I desperately needed legal assistance--my children were being taken away from me. I needed assistance in a child custody matter. I had just started permanently on my job and was strapped for time and money. Attorney Morelos was a Godsend--and exactly what I needed. With the innovative Virtual Law Office (VLO), I was able to have my consultation online from home, after my regular office hours at my job. I was able to pay for my consultation and any legal fees online as well. Attorney Morelos was VERY detailed in explaining to me exactly what was covered for any and all fees I paid, unlike many other lawyers and law firms who sometimes spring hidden costs on you, just when you thought you had already paid for everything. Attorney Morelos provided me with a huge array of options ranging from legal advice, to preparing legal forms and documents, to handling my entire case. And I was able to choose from any of those options, depending on what my budget would allow me to pay. The most amazing thing to me regarding Attorney Morelos's handling of my case is that we prepared everything about my case using an online portal--she submitted documents to me and vice versa--and I NEVER had to take time off from work to go meet her in the office. My first time meeting Attorney Morelos was on my court date. We went into court, met for the very first time, and won the case hands down! How awesome is that? Attorney Morelos is very detailed and professional. She is also a very friendly and personable attorney. She is very genuine, and I couldn't have handpicked a better attorney to handle my case. I recommend her for any family law matters.
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Posted by Magdi | February 19, 2014
Court Matter (but the firm helped me to settle out of court prior to and in lieu of the pending court hearing)
Mrs. Morelos is one of the few lawyers around who has great customer service and integrity with her clients and knows NC law. During my case she supported me and communicated very well and updated on the case process step by step in a very timely manner. My case took place this past holiday season but that didn't stop Mrs Morelos from working on my case every chance she could. Even pushing/encouraging me to get things done. Never increased her hourly rates or fees during this time. I would highly recommended her for any of your legal disputes or issues.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2014
Trustworthy
Ms. Morelos was always honest and forthcoming and set reasonable expectations for me. She did a great job of keeping me informed in a very timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child support
She was very helpful and responsive but had made things seem more complicated than it really was.
Response from Andrea Morelos March 21, 2017
Hello! Thank you for posting and we do appreciate reviews of all kinds, even the ones with constructive criticism. Though, a low star review does of course affect my rating which as you can see prior to your post was not the case and I have received the highest level possible from both Avvo.com as well as all other reviewers. So, we do like to follow up when possible to see how we may be able to assist you more. I'm sorry you ultimately did not find my response or information helpful or otherwise burdensome. Unfortunately, without more details in this small review, I am unaware as to which question this was pertaining to, and therefore how my response may have been taken the wrong way. Feel free to post more here or to contact me offline directly so we can hopefully better answer your question or legal need! Thank you for using Avvo! Yours, Attorney Morelos
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Attorney
  • Velasquez & Associates
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Of Counsel
  • Guirguis Law, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Morelos Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Merritt Webb
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hedrick Murray Bryson Kennett & Mauch
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Connor Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stark Law Group
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Admitted in Eastern District of NC Federal Court
  • 2009 - Present
  • Admitted in Middle District of NC Federal Court
  • 2008 - Present
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Family Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Durham Orange Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Durham County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law Practice For Paralegals
  • Alimony and Postseparation Support
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (22)
Endorse Andrea
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morelos is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Andrea in the area of Family Law. Not only is she highly experienced and knowledgeable in this area, but she is tireless in helping her clients and understands that clients in all income brackets need zealous representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Morelos is extremely knowledgeable and skilled at communicating even the most complicated legal issues. I look forward to reading her answers to Avvo questions and I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Morelos is a wealth of information regarding domestic law in North Carolina. She possesses the ideal combination of knowledge and compassion required to be a great family law attorney. She is a great asset to her local legal community and the Avvo community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morelos is a credit to the profession. She is thorough and accurate. It is always a pleasure to read her comments to folks needing help. I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrea provides an important service here in the Avvo community. Her advice is always on point and straightforward."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Morelos is an exceptional attorney with a tenacious attitude her clients need. I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her extensive knowledge, experience and contributions to the Avvo community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An outstanding attorney and a consummate professional, Ms. Morelos provides the kind of service that all attorneys aspire to deliver. I am very pleased to endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morelos is excellent at spotting the relevant issues and bringing them to the forefront. She provides well thought-out and analytical answers to legal questions. These are traits that will help her assist clients in getting their desired results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Morelos is a frequent contributor to the Avvo community and her knowledge and skill are readily apparent. Any client fortunate enough to have Ms. Morelos on the case is in very good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Morelos gives thoughtful and intelligent advice. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrea. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Andrea is a great family law attorney. She and I worked together for a number of years and she helped so many clients in their time of need. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Morelos is an extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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