Each year, thousands of people are affected by the end of a marriage or some other difficult family transition.  We can help make it less difficult.  Separation and divorce can be costly and stressful for everyone involved, including the spouses, the children, coworkers and family. It often involves issues of separation, child custody, alimony, the division of property and debt, domestic violence, child support, parental alienation and spousal support.  However, we believe the end of marriage does not necessarily have to be a financially and emotionally expensive battle. We concentrate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including divorce mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law, all of which are authorized by the North Carolina State Bar. With over 20 years of experience as a N.C. divorce lawyer and a N.C. family law mediator we have found that our clients are more satisfied, have more control over their case and their future and usually spend far less time and money by engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.