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Family Law Arbitration Attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina
Today, options such as collaborative divorce, mediation and family law arbitration offer alternatives to litigation. In 1999, North Carolina became the first U.S. state to enact a law authorizing arbitration in the specific field of family law, including divorce. At Charles R. Ullman & Associates, our experienced Raleigh family law arbitration lawyers have experience navigating arbitration as one of many alternatives to litigation.
Raleigh Family Law attorney Charles R. Ullman has served as both an attorney assisting clients through the arbitration process and as a family law arbitrator. Because arbitration is governed by contracts and consent orders, it is important for your attorney to focus attention on how these are worded and carried out, as well as focusing on the divorce or family law issues to be discussed during the arbitration itself. Choose an arbitrator and create the arbitration agreements. The first step will be to choose an arbitrator and create the agreements that will govern the arbitration.
Both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization maintain lists of North Carolina family law arbitrators. Because the parties participating in the arbitration choose the arbitrator, you have the opportunity to choose one whose experience and approach fits with your particular area of dispute and the goals you hope to achieve. During the hearing, your attorney and your spouse’s attorney will present evidence in the form of testimony, documents or other items according to the rules laid out in the arbitration agreement and in any motions that were agreed upon before the hearing began. Once arbitration has produced an agreement the spouses can live with, the final divorce paperwork must still be filed with the court. To learn more about arbitration or other divorce options in North Carolina, contact the office of Charles R.
Ullman & Associates today.
Jill Schnabel Jackson
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996 and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1999. While in law school, Jill was a staff member for the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and a member of the Holderness Moot Court National Team. She also received the Gressman-Pollitt Award for outstanding oral advocacy during her first year of law school. Jill served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Sarah Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court immediately after law school, then practiced family law with a large Raleigh firm for more than 16 years before establishing Jackson Family Law. Jill’s practice is devoted to family law and appeals.
Jill has served on the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and on the Grievance Committee of the 10th Judicial District Bar. She formerly was a member of the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association and is a past co-chair of the Equitable Distribution Committee of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Jill is a frequent course planner and speaker at Continuing Legal Education programs throughout North Carolina. Jill also has been a guest speaker for family law courses at the University of North Carolina School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Campbell Law School, and Wake Forest University School of Law. Jill has served as the President and Vice-President of the Hunter Elementary GT/AIG Magnet Elementary School PTA and continues to serve on the Hunter PTA Board.
Jill also is the coach of the Ligon Middle School Mock Trial Team and is a founding board member and the current Secretary of the Lucille Hunter Elementary School Foundation. Jill is married to J. Christopher Jackson, who is a lawyer with Morningstar Law Group.
Raleigh Divorce Lawyers
Whether you’re going through a contentious divorce with complex equitable distribution issues, a high-conflict custody case, or simply need an attorney to review an out-of-court separation agreement, we are at your service. All of our attorneys are certified parent coordinators and feel right at home in the thick of a high-conflict case. We are experienced and trial-ready, yet our professionalism opens opportunities to settle cases even in some of the most contentious situations. The following areas are among those that we are experienced in representing our clients’ interests in family law cases. Schedule an initial consultation with our lawyers by contacting us today.
We’re available to you by phone, fax or e-mail, and we stay available from that first chat through the resolution of your case. If you’re not sure about whether you need an attorney, search our knowledgebase of answers to frequently asked questions, compiled from clients we’ve met with in your situation. If you’re going through a divorce and need questions answered before speaking with a lawyer or coming out of pocket, visit our Guides or Blog which are updated weekly and contain a wealth of information that can assist you. Call, Fax or E-Mail Us. At your initial consultation we will get to know your issue and advise you as to our services, but more importantly we get to know you and your goals.
Contact us by phone, fax or e-mail so we can discuss the specifics of your pending, potential case. We offer weeknight appointments, if necessary, and we have bilingual staff to accommodate Spanish speaking clients.