Helping Clients Navigate A Course To A Better Future

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  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Collaborative
  • Domestic Violence
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Childrens' Rights
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
Lawyers Weekly | Power List 2022 - Family Law

"In all areas of my practice of family law, I am committed to not only helping individuals successfully navigate the divorce process but to also helping them begin to rebuild and restore their lives. Helping people facing divorce is much more than a career to me. As a result of my own separation and divorce as well as helping several of my closest friends, I have become intensely interested and committed to improving the divorce process. I am strongly committed to helping people facing divorce do so with grace and dignity as I have witnessed too often the destruction divorce can cause.

In addition to my legal practice, over the last seven years, I have been leading divorce workshops and helping people throughout Charlotte deal with the emotional and legal aspects of ending a marriage and rebuilding their lives. I also started working with the Council for Children's Rights to help children who were suffering due to divorce and subsequently was trained and started working as a Parent Coordinator. In my role as a Parent Coordinator, I help parents who are struggling work through the unavoidable conflicts that occur in parenting after separation and divorce. Also as part of my desire to help others navigate the divorce process, I became a licensed family and divorce mediator. I believe strongly in the mediation process and the benefits mediation can have on amicably resolving difficult issues. Each situation is unique and I work hard to find the right solution for each of my clients."

Publications, Presentations and Awards

Divorce With Grace, Optimism and Dignity - Workshop Author and Leader
A workshop designed to help people facing the end of a marriage restore and rebuild their lives with grace, optimism and dignity.

Insurance and Financial services licenses: Licensed as an insurance agent in numerous states; certified in 2001 as Life Underwriter; obtained my series 6 and 63 license.

Speaker at the Northwestern Financial Network's Annual Convention in Milwaukee on Split Dollar Insurance

Voted One of the 50 Most Influential Women 2013 by the Mecklenburg Times

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. Speech Communications
  • North Carolina, 1995
  • Illinois, 1988
  • Child Custody in Charlotte, NC
  • Child Support Lawyers
  • Estate Planning
  • Charlotte Divorce Lawyers
  • Family Law in Charlotte
  • Named to 2022 Power List
  • Speaker, Split Dollar Insurance, Northwestern Financial Network's Annual Convention
  • Myers Park United Methodist Church, Member
  • Stephen's Minister
  • Church in the Round, Choir Member
  • Volunteer Attorney, Council for Children's Rights
  • Volunteer Attorney, United Family Services - Legal Representation Project
  • South Charlotte Soccer Club U17 Girls Samba Team, Past Team Manager
  • Ardrey Kell High School - Booster Club, Liason for the JV and Varsity Soccer Programs, Past Member
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, General Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Business Leaders of Charlotte, Member
  • Women Presidents’ Organization
  • Myers Park Trinity Little League Association, Past Board Member and Commissioner