Raleigh Personal Injury North Carolina Lawyers
Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan
Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2005. Since her admission to the Bar, Amy has focused her practice exclusively on family law matters in Wake County, including separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, property distribution, domestic violence, premarital agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, and qualified domestic relations orders. As a result, Amy is well-versed in the rules and procedures of the Wake County Family Court system. Amy is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina and has experience dealing with Federal Hague Convention cases concerning international child abduction.
In 2010, Amy was certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of Family Law. Through her work with the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic at UNC Chapel Hill, Amy represented low income clients in family law matters, including child custody, child support and domestic violence. As an active member of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project and the Community Legal Project, Amy earned more than 100 hours of Pro Bono Service as a law school student. Amy continues to volunteer her time to victims of domestic violence by serving as a supervising attorney for Campbell Law School’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. Amy sits on the Board of Directors for the Frankie Lemmon School and Development Center.
Amy is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Amy has served as the Committee Chair of the History of the Family Law Section since 2011 and she has been a member of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association since 2010. To schedule an initial consultation with Amy, contact her paralegal, Chloe Rehkamp, at Chloe.
Unbundled Family Law Attorneys
Family law issues directly impact the most intimate relationships and it is our goal is to provide you immediate access to the legal assistance you need to make the right decisions for your future and your family. Explained most simply, family law involves legal matters that impact families. Following legal separation or divorce, the court designates which party will be the custodial parent – the parent with whom the child primarily resides. The non-custodial parent will have the child in his or her care for a specific period of time for visitation. Your unbundled provider attorney explains for you what your child custody and visitation options are and helps you put together a game plan to identify the best parenting arrangement for your children.
Once you approve the parenting plan, your attorney then will work with you in preparing a concise written argument for filing and presentation to the judge. Usually the parent earning the most money will pay the other parent to help equalize their financial contributions towards the needs of the children. Remember, although your family unit is changing both parents retain moral obligations to support their children financially. In some cases, the court may determine that a biological parent is unsuitable to provide for the needs of the child, and will terminate parental rights. Adoption and foster care are processes by which new parents are assigned legal rights to take over parental responsibilities for caring for the needs of a child.
Nearly all Americans are faced with at least one family law issue at some point in their lives; many will be effected repeatedly. Because family law issues are uniquely personal and very often emotional in a way that other areas of law are not, the insight and guidance of a knowledgeable and compassionate family law attorney will be invaluable for helping you to eliminate unnecessary stress from the unknown.
North Carolina Attorneys
The Raleigh, North Carolina law firm of Kratt Dedmond & Associates, PLLC serves as counsel to families, individuals and business entities. Our clients count on us for a wide range of legal services to meet their needs as they grow and change over a lifetime, whether personal, family or business. Our clients receive quality representation and counseling in estate planning, estate administration, elder law, guardianship, business formation and succession, tax planning, and special needs matters. Estate Planning: Our clients need wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other simple and complex planning documents. Planning includes estate tax and probate avoidance, trusts for beneficiaries with disabilities or special needs, and directing property to the intended heirs.
Probate/Estate Administration: Our clients work with our attorneys regarding all aspects of estate administration and the probate process, including estate-related mediation and litigation. Elder Law: Our clients are families or individuals that want guidance on options for care, eligibility for government benefit programs, conflict resolution or creation of special needs trusts. Guardianship: Our clients include those asking about options for family members with incapacity due to age or injury. We assist clients in obtaining or removing guardianship over their incapacitated family members. Business Law: We offer efficient, responsive legal service and individualized attention to the needs of business owners and executives.
We counsel on the best form of a business entity, and the options for creating a business succession plan. To learn more about how the Raleigh, North Carolina law firm of Kratt Dedmond & Associates, PLLC can assist you and your family with your situation, contact our offices.