Smith Moore Leatherwood's family law team is unique among family law practices in North Carolina. The attorneys work hand-in-hand with our in-house forensic accountant who is a certified public account, a certified fraud examiner, and is certified in financial forensics. The work of the forensic accountant includes discovery of assets and of financial wrongdoing, asset tracing, and tax analysis.
The family law team works on complex equitable distribution matters involving the valuation of business interests and professional practices (including medical, legal, and accounting practices), as well as alimony, child custody and child support issues from small cases to multi-million dollar matters.
The family law team leader has been given the Award of Merit by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for her work in the protection of abducted children. The family law team has been involved in international abduction cases of children for more than twenty years involving children who have been abducted to and from the United States, England, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
The family law attorneys are skilled litigators. However, they work diligently to resolve family law cases through the mediation process in an effort to handle matters in a cost-effective manner.
The family law attorneys are recognized among the best in North Carolina, having been named in Best Lawyers for more than ten years and in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite for multiple years.