Family Law

The family lawyers at NicholsonPham represent clients during every stage of family life. We aren’t just divorce attorneys. We represent clients in creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, during separation and divorce, child custody disputes, property settlement and equitable distribution, spousal support and alimony, adoption proceedings and termination of parental rights proceedings.

We know searching for a family law attorney after a breakup can be a difficult job. You want someone to handle your divorce, your separation, or fight for the custody of your children or to keep your home. Even positive family changes like adopting a new child can be legally stressful and complicated.

At NicholsonPham, we believe you need to find an attorney who understands the difficulties and legal challenges of the changes that your family may be experiencing. We will give you all the facts you need to make the best decisions for you and your family, and we will guide you through administrative processes, like mediation, and court proceedings.

Finally, if your case isn’t able to be resolved prior to trial, you can rest assured that NicholsonPham has experienced litigators who are prepared to vigorously prosecute your claim in the courtroom.

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Need a name change for yourself or a minor child? We have experience in guiding clients through this special proceeding and can ensure the process goes smoothly. Recent changes in the legislation have made it more difficult to get a name change and adults are now required to get full background checks from both the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and the FBI. We make sure that the paperwork is correct and the necessary forms filled out BEFORE we head to the Clerk of Court.

Prenuptial and Post-Marital Agreements

We can help you plan for marriage by preparing agreements that can preempt the equitable distribution laws of North Carolina and establish ownership of property acquired both before and after your marriage in a manner that is more suitable to your needs and lifestyle.