Divorce and Family Law
Family law is a cornerstone at Tharrington Smith. Its lasting importance in our practice reflects our passion to apply our expertise to each situation, whether it is resolved through negotiation of a separation agreement, mediation, collaborative law, arbitration or litigation through the courts. At the heart of our family law practice is our understanding of the extraordinary personal crisis that divorce brings to spouses, children and extended family members. We bring to every client strength, knowledge, experience, and sensitivity.
Family law attorneys at Tharrington Smith are state and national leaders in the field. Five of our lawyers are certified by the North Carolina State Bar as family law specialists and family financial mediators. Seven of our Family Law attorneys have been awarded commendation as North Carolina Super Lawyers* or Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars; six are included in the Best Lawyers® in America**; three are former judges; three have headed the statewide family law section of the North Carolina Bar Association and are fellows in the selective American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
DIVORCE IN A NUTSHELL
The discussions of the topics in this section are meant only as general introductions to some of the issues that you will face in this area of family law. They are not meant to be, and cannot be, exhaustive discussions of each area of the law. Each divorce situation has some similarities, but each is different in many ways. It is critical that you receive specific advice about your individual circumstances. The most important step in dealing with your divorce is to consult an attorney.