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Conflict Resolution for Spouses and Families

We believe that there is a healthy way for spouses to separate and divorce and for families to resolve conflict with grace and dignity. We provide a safe environment where you can discuss practical solutions without the confrontation, expense, and stress of litigation. In divorce cases, we can help you fairly divide assets and liabilities, create parenting plans that protect your children from the burdens of divorce, and establish separate, healthy, independent new lives.

We are NCDRC-certified family mediators based in Wake Forest offering a professional and child-focused dispute resolution service.

Mediation improves communication and benefits children. It is voluntary and you remain in control while considering options and making decisions about your changing future. It reduces the financial cost of separation and can avoid the need for you to have to go to court.

Our Approach

We work closely with our clients to design dispute resolution processes that are customized to their needs. No two couples or families are the same. No two companies are the same. Our style is generally low-key, non-confrontational, and facilitative. We work in short but intensive 2-3 hour sessions to give each participant time to process information and to make informed decisions.

We encourage our clients to engage neutral subject-matter experts, such as certified divorce financial analysts, realtors, mortgage loan officers, appraisers, pension valuation experts, insurance agents, and child psychologists. We have developed a network of trusted advisors whom we refer clients, when doing so will educate them and expand the range of options available to them. We also work with a small group of trusted attorneys who are supportive of mediation and other non-litigation dispute resolution processes.

Most importantly, we are tireless and relentless in our pursuit of solutions that will benefit all parties.

Our Guiding Principles

  • We view our clients' circumstances holistically.
  • We empower our clients to address their needs and interests, rather than engaging in posturing and positional bargaining, when exploring solutions to conflict and negotiating agreements.
  • Private, out-of-court resolution of disputes is almost ALWAYS preferable to litigation.
  • Children must be protected to the maximum extent possible from physical, mental, and emotional harm and hardship resulting from their parents' decision to separate and divorce.

Legal Solutions for Businesses and Individuals

Sean is also a North Carolina attorney who works with individual clients to customize legal solutions  that mitigate risks and resolve disputes. He enjoys drafting agreements of all types and working with small business owners.

Solutions for Businesses

Ready to launch? We assist entrepreneurs in forming corporations and limited liability companies in North Carolina. We prepare articles, by-laws, resolutions, LLC operating agreements, partnership agreements, trade name registration, leases, financing agreements, customer agreements, license and subscription agreements, employment agreements, and policy manuals and handbooks.

Appeals

We represent appellants and appellees in litigation in the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and federal appellate courts. Our areas of expertise include criminal appeals and appeals from judgments and orders entered in family and juvenile cases.

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