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IMPORTANT NOTICE: North Carolina courts are closed for the next 30 days with the exception of the certain types of hearings and cases set forth in the NC Supreme Court Order that came down on March 13, 2020. Many family law cases that are currently in litigation will be put on hold and heard at a later time.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I will be primarily conducting telephone and video-conferencing meetings to provide legal services to new and existing clients unless I determine an in person meeting is more appropriate or necessary due to emergency.

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LITIGATION & MEDIATION

50B/C RESTRAINING ORDERS

Adoptions

Pre/Postnuptial Agreements

Mediation

Child Custody & Visitation

Child Support

Spousal Support

Property Distribution

Separation Agreements

Name Changes

 

My Legal Philosophy

the best outcome in most Family law cases is amicable settlement.  Settlement allows parties to maintain control of their lives rather than giving the decision making power over to a third party.

 

Settlement also conserves valuable time and energy preserving emotional and financial resources, and can bring the closure necessary for parties to move forward with their lives in a new positive direction.  There are, however, situations where settlement is not possible and litigation is required to end conflict and enforce valuable rights. 

 

In such circumstances,  Susan presents as a strong Litigator, as well as an unwaivering and compassionate advocate for her clients, seeking the best possible outcome based on the facts and the law.

 

Downtown Asheville Office:
Susan Ciaravella Law, P.C.
One Oak Plaza, Suite 307
Ashevi
lle, NC 28801

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EMAIL US

ciaravellalaw@gmail.com

Office 828.989.7005

Office Text: 828.338.3018

Fax 828.828.575.9652

Information submitted through this site does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not privileged and confidential.

Legal Questions & Answers

CHILD CUSTODY IN NORTH CAROLINA

 

In any child custody case, the court seeks to determine which party or parties “will best promote the interest and welfare of the child.”  N.C.G.S. §15-13.2(a).  Fathers and mothers alike have Constitutionally protected rights to their children.  Therefore, the mental, physical, and financial fitness of the parents will be considered.  Hunt v. Hunt, 112 N.C. App. 722, 436 S.E.2d 856 (1993).  

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