Family Law

Resolve Your Family Disputes As Amicably As Possible


We represent clients in all aspects of family law including premarital agreements, divorce, property settlement agreements, legal separation, maintenance (alimony), parenting plans, child custody, guardianships and adoption. Our attorneys can help you establish or contest paternity. We can also help with child support calculations and appeals.



Dealing with legal trouble is never easy, especially when it involves your family. Woodruff & Fortner can help can help you and your family in the matters of:


Our firm assists families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. We handle the legalities of your adoption, so you can concentrate on your new family.



Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. Our firm helps you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.


Child custody and visitation

Our divorce attorneys protect your parental rights to raise your children in a fit and supportive home.


Child support

A family lawyer can ensure you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy home.


Child support modification and enforcement

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If the custodial or non-custodial parent experiences a significantchange in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.



Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.


Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of North Carolina to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.



Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. Our firm can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.


Prenuptial agreements

Our firm expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests. A prenuptial agreement can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.

Clients count on our family law attorney when they're divorcing their partners or fighting for custody of their children. You can, too. Reach out to us today if you needa divorce attorney to provide compassionate guidance.


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