Thank you for visiting Bauernfeind Divorce Law!   If you are reading this material, you are likely experiencing a very difficult stage in life or are contemplating decisions that may lead to uncertainty and upheaval.   I appreciate that.

You are likely looking for meaningful information about divorce law – and undoubtedly have many questions about various financial, legal, and personal issues involved in the process.  While you will find some basic, general information on this website, it is not designed to provide comprehensive answers to your unique questions or individual situation.   No website can do that.   Instead, the information provided here is to introduce you to my law firm and how it is different from others you may come across.

Personal

Personal

The hallmark of my practice is close, personalized attention to each and every client.   No case is ever delegated to another attorney or to support staff who might not know the individual needs or wishes of a client.   I personally attend to the client’s needs during each and every stage of the divorce process.   Through close, personalized attention to each client, I am often able to develop resolutions in divorce actions that are specifically tailored to the unique situation of the individual and to anticipate and mitigate potential problems that might arise after a divorce has been finalized.

Perspective

Perspective

Prior to starting my own law practice June 2010, I practiced business and real estate litigation for many years. Although I ultimately decided that I was more interested in representing the needs of individual people, this prior experience in the business sector has greatly impacted the way in which I represent clients in the divorce process. In a nutshell, I value the importance of (i) identifying clear, rational objectives at the initial stages of representation and (ii) developing strategies to achieve those objectives in the most cost effective manner possible. In addition, my former business and real estate litigation experience provides me with unique expertise in divorce cases involving complex equitable distribution cases, especially those involving complicated small business and property valuations.

Prepared

Prepared

On occasion, a matter cannot be resolved through settlement negotiations or mediation and will ultimately be decided through courtroom litigation. I have successfully represented clients in courtroom proceedings in nearly a dozen counties throughout North Carolina. I have tried cases before judges and juries and have also represented clients in state, federal, and appellate courts. I also have substantial experience representing clients in proceedings that can arise during or following the divorce process – including lawsuits to enforce separation agreements, cases involving criminal charges of domestic violence or juvenile delinquency, contempt proceedings for failure to pay child support, and litigation involving closely held companies.