Lauren leads the Family Law practice and is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. Her experience encompasses various areas of civil litigation with a primary focus on complex familial issues. Her practice includes premarital and post-marital agreements, complex equitable distribution, custody and child support litigation, and adoption. Lauren routinely represents and counsels clients on financial family-related issues involving business valuations, pension valuations, military retirement division, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, real property appraisals, and division of executive benefits. She also has extensive experience with interstate custody and jurisdictional issues, high conflict custody cases, custody evaluations, and adoptions.
Lauren handles litigation and non-litigation matters involving mediation, arbitration, premarital and post-marital agreements, separation agreements, and surrogacy agreements. She also represents clients before the NC Court of Appeals and NC Supreme Court on family-related cases after final judgment at the trial court level. Lauren practices throughout Eastern North Carolina. Prior to joining the firm, Lauren was a law clerk to Judge J. Douglas McCullough of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
One surprising thing people don't know about me is that I was born and raised under the Friday night lights. I didn't grow up in Texas, but I grew up in a family where football reigned supreme. My grandfather was an educator and coach all of his life who shaped and molded those he had the opportunity to come in contact with. Some of my first memories include football players who came to know his family as theirs. In turn, if it was a Thursday or Friday evening, I was on the football field learning to love the game that my grandfather loved and life lessons that came along with the brotherhood. To this day, my love of football is strong and my competitive spirit is alive and well.
"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
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