If you have made the difficult decision to separate and divorce, you have options regarding how to proceed. Increasingly, divorcing couples in North Carolina are choosing Collaborative Divorce over confrontational litigation, and for good reason. As a litigation attorney for many of my thirty-five years in Raleigh, I can attest to the financial and emotional stress that court trials create. Over twelve years ago, I decided to limit my practice to family law and, specifically, to Collaborative Divorce and mediation. I have never looked back.
I have helped hundreds of clients reach sound and peaceful agreements in a wide range of circumstances, including affluent clients dealing with the division of significant assets and business interests, as well as couples under financial stress. My experience has helped me successfully resolve complex property, support, and co-parenting issues. Divorce is a major life transition, and I am committed to assisting each of my clients with expertise, reassurance, and compassion.
- "From the first minutes, I felt a connection with Martha that she was a seasoned professional and a compassionate person who I could trust to walk with me through this process. She was readily available for advice whether in person, email or on the phone."M.A.
- "When I realized the end of my 29-year marriage was inevitable, I met with a recommended divorce attorney. The hour I spent with him truly made me physically ill. A friend encouraged me to research the collaborative divorce process and meet with Martha. After our first meeting, I knew she would take care of me and my financial future. "Sandy A.
- It was truly a pleasure working with you and the process was exactly what we needed. You do a tremendous service to the people you work with. More than you can ever know. It's such a painful and deeply embarrassing time, and to have the kind of care and support collaborative divorce provides helps ease that burden. You give help to people when they are at their most vulnerable - without judgment, or hesitation. In many ways you are a healer.Heather P.
- "Martha listened to the issues, concerns and fears and worked diligently to address them and to help us develop creative solutions that could work for our family as we transitioned into two households. She is very compassionate, experienced and straight-forward. Just what you need when going through this difficult time."Chris B.