Paige E. Inman

NC State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
Ward and Smith, P.A.
910.794.4872 Fax 910.794.4877
Post Office Box 7068, Wilmington, NC 28406-7068

Paige practices family law and estate litigation from our Wilmington office. She helps families and individuals navigate complicated family law legal processes during times of family upheaval and transition, both in the context of divorce and death. Her family law practice is multifaceted, encompassing such areas as divorce, mediation, equitable distribution, pre-separation planning, separation agreements, alimony and spousal support, children's rights, domestic violence and neglect, paternity, and prenuptial agreements.

In the litigation realm, Paige has extensive experience advising clients from initial consultation through all stages of litigation, including court filings and hearings, mediation, and trials. She is equally comfortable with the appellate process, and routinely manages cases through the filing of the Notices of Appeal and compiling the Record on Appeal. She is also a seasoned appellant and appellee briefs writer.


  • J.D., cum laude, Campbell University School of Law, 2012; Campbell Law Observer, Phi Alpha Delta, Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

Honors and Distinctions*

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, 2021-2024
  • "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina, Family, 2020, 2022-2023
  • "Rising Star," Super Lawyers, 2021-2022
  • "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina, Young Guns, 2019-2020
  • North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

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Professional and Community Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, Council Member, 2023-2026
  • New Hanover County Bar Association, Board of Directors Vice President

Admitted to Practice

North Carolina, 2012

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2021
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2023

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