In 2006, I started my career in family law litigation. While I was able to advise clients and use the litigation system to get them through difficult times in their lives, I found I also wanted to help them transition out of those difficult times with a workable plan, which the litigation system didn’t usually address or provide. As a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, I understand the complexities of the family law statutes, but I’m also intent on being exceptional at helping my clients overcome the conflict inherent in divorce to reach agreements that meet their needs so they and their children can move on with life.
I now use Collaborative Divorce as a robust means to offer my clients a greater possibility of a healthy transition along with the security of knowing I will always work to protect what matters most to them. I’ve seen how easy it is to get distracted from what’s important when arguments about assets intensify, when kids are caught in the crosshairs and when overwhelming feelings of fear and anger escalate. But divorce doesn’t have to destroy everyone and everything.
Besides being certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar, I am one of a handful of North Carolina family law attorneys who has the distinction of being a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA). This distinction, and my decision to restrict my family law practice to Collaborative Divorce, makes me uniquely qualified to guide clients through complex financial dynamics during the divorce process.
I currently practice at Springfield Collaborative Divorce in Raleigh. My initial consultation is a candid, confidential meeting where I want to understand the unique circumstances of your situation. Before our meeting ends, I will have outlined all of the legal options available to you and helped you evaluate which option would fit best for your family’s situation.