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Divorce & Family Law Articles


Two Tharrington Smith Lawyers Inducted to Rising Stars Inaugural Class

Mary Aiken Barrow and Melissa Michaud have been inducted to the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Rising Stars inaugural class in 2019.

Newly certified legal specialists, Mary Aiken Barrow and Jeffrey Russell

Family Law Attorneys Earn Certification & Partnership

Jeffrey Russell and Mary Aiken Barrow have earned board certification as Family Law Specialists in late 2018. Mary Aiken Barrow is a partner in the family law section beginning January 1, 2019.

Celebrating the opening of our new offices!

Three Associates Join Tharrington Smith

David Noland and Catherine Laney have have joined the firm’s education law team, and Melanie Pfeifer has joined the family law section.


Lindsay Vance Smith and Casey Fidler Join Tharrington Smith

The Raleigh law firm of Tharrington Smith LLP is pleased to welcome Lindsay Vance Smith and Casey Fidler to the firm as associates.


Matthew Farr Joins Tharrington Smith’s Family Law Section

Matthew Farr has joined the Family Law Section as a first year associate.

Celebrating the opening of our new offices!

15 Tharrington Smith Lawyers included in 2017 Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that 10 of our lawyers have been named to 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers™, and 5 have been named to North Carolina Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars.

Jill Jackson, Russell Babb, Hill Allen, Evan Horwitz, Doug Kingsbery  and Alice Stubbs: 2017 Business North Carolina Legal Elite Honorees

Six Tharrington Smith Lawyers Selected to the 2017 Legal Elite

We are pleased to announce that five of our lawyers who have been included in Business North Carolina Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite.

Tharrington Smith Selected to U.S. News/Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms 2017

Tharrington Smith LLP ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America’s “Best Law Firms” recognizes Tharrington Smith in 8 practice areas.

2016 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer Fellowship Inductees Jill Jackson and Alice Stubbs

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers bestows fellowship to Alice Stubbs and Jill Jackson

Jill Jackson and Alice Stubbs have been inducted into the fellowship of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


15 Tharrington Smith Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2017

We are pleased to announce that 15 of its lawyers have been included in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©.


Lynn Burleson Contributes to Family Law Magazine’s Coverage of Arbitration

The Winter/Spring 2016 edition of Family Law Magazine includes a discussion on the benefits of arbitration by three fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers entitled “The Arbitration Advantage”.


Andrea Bosquez-Porter and Steve Mansbery Earn Family Law Specialization Certification

Andrea Bosquez-Porter and Steve Mansbery have earned certifications as Board Certified Specialists in Family Law from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization …

Tharrington Smith Awarded U.S. News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2016

Tharrington Smith LLP ranked in 2016 “Best Law Firms”

The firm has been ranked in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® …


Alice Stubbs recognized by Martindale Hubbell

Family Law Partner, Alice C. Stubbs, has been recognized with Martindale Hubbell’s 2015 Client Distinction Award

Lynn P. Burleson

National Family Law Arbitration Act in Draft

North Carolina has arguably the most comprehensive family law arbitration statutory scheme in the country


Pension QDRO Blues – Butler v. Butler

Wife’s obligation to ensure that the QDRO submitted, rules court.


Alimony According to North Carolina Law

Alimony is the payment of support to a spouse or former spouse who is financially dependent on the other spouse. It is ordinarily paid as a monthly amount and is usually taxable to the recipient as income


Marriages Face New Threat: Social Networking

Alice Stubbs describes how the recent social media phenomenon of social media impacts divorce and family law cases during an interview with WRAL-TV.


Tharrington Smith Introduces Family Law Child Support Calculator

Tharrington Smith attorneys worked with software developers to build an easy-to-use child support calculator.


Tharrington Smith Attorneys Present at Annual Family Law CLE Event

Concurrent with the NC Bar Assocation’s Family Law Section’s annual meeting, this most recent CLE event addressed the international nature of family law, immigration, criminal law,


Tharrington Smith’s Alice Stubbs Participates in “Good Divorce” NPR Show

Host Frank Stasio and his guests, who include Alice Stubbs, a family law attorney at Tharrington Smith, LLP, discussed divorce, the legal system and the possibility of an amicable split during his show on August 24, 2011.


Alice Stubbs on social networking and divorce

Tharrington Smith family law attorney Alice Stubbs speaks to WRAL about social networking and its impact on divorce and family law cases.


Same-Sex Couple Adoption Voided

Dec. 21, 2010 by The Associated Press — Raleigh — North Carolina’s highest court on Monday voided a state senator’s adoption

AAML Fellow

Lynn Burleson Leads Annual AAML Aribitration Institute

Lynn Burleson served as the lead planner and presenter for the 20th American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Institute.


Jill Jackson and Alice Stubbs Newly Certified Family Law Specialists

Alice Stubbs and Jill Jackson were certified as specialists by the Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar on November 9, 2006.