801 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Lake Norman Office
107 North Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036
Charlotte School of Law
University of South Carolina Upstate
"I first discovered my interest in Family Law during my second year in law school. Family Law was different; it was something that grabbed my attention from the very beginning. I learned that it was one of the few areas of law to which I had been exposed that would allow me to be in constant contact with my clients. I wanted to have that interaction every day at work.
Once I decided that Family Law was the type of law I wanted to practice, I was determined to find a way in. I began my experience with a summer internship at Hatcher Law Group, and later accepted the opportunity to start my professional career as an attorney at Hatcher Law Group. I knew I enjoyed this area of law and the people with whom I worked at Hatcher Law Group. I am fortunate to work in a team environment that freely shares both information and ideas. In addition, the team with which I work strives to constantly challenge one another to ensure that every option available to you has been discussed and weighed.
The divorce process has the potential to be both grueling and tiring on a person. Wading through these unfamiliar waters can weigh a person down emotionally, physically, and financially. I believe communication can help ease the stressors divorce can add to your life. Actually, to use a cliché, I believe communication is key. I truly believe that when my clients understand the ins and outs of the process and the different decisions they have along the way, along with the pros and cons of each, they can decide which decision is best for them as an individual, their children, and their family as a whole.
I find it hard to believe that any couple gets married without having the intention of staying together forever. All too often, one of the happiest and most photographed days in a couple's life turns into a failed partnership. All of the photographs provide the evidence that you were once a happy couple, team, and partnership. So what happened? Unfortunately, over time, people grow apart, change, or simply realize they misjudged their partner and, after much thought, begin the arduous trek through the divorce process. I am available to help my clients through this process by giving them the information and tools they need to understand what is happening in order to make informed decisions that will positively affect their families in the future."
Publications, Presentations and Awards
- You Capitalize "Local Rules" So They Must Be Important
- What is Alimony?
- Termination of Spousal Support
- What If You Want to Move with the Child?
- How Long Does Child Support Last?
- What is Discovery?
Professional, Civic and Community Involvement
- Charlotte Women Attorneys: Member, Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Community Service Committee
- Mecklenburg County Bar: Member, Nonprofit and Client Pro Bono Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Section
- North Carolina Bar Association: Member
- Mecklenburg County Women's Commission: Family Law Clinic Guest Lecturer