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Wilmington Lawyers Handling Family Law and Civil Litigation

Straightforward Advice for a Variety of Family Law Issues

Most divorce and property disputes in North Carolina are resolved through mediation or settlement. However, your case demands that if mediation or settlement is not in your best interest, you have an attorney that has the skills to take it all the way.

Most lawyers can lead you through a mediation or settlement, but James Lea and Ryan Schultz have the ability to see and present subtle nuances and details that can make an enormous difference when dealing with your assets.

The Lea/Schultz Law Firm, P.C., is dedicated exclusively to family and domestic law. Led by attorney and founder James W. Lea, our team of seasoned professionals has the knowledge and experience to handle even the most complex cases, particularly high-asset and complex divorces or those involving child custody, visitation and support issues.

For help with your family law matter or civil dispute, contact us today at 910-208-4399, or toll free at 877-867-5053, to schedule an initial consultation.

Whiteville Attorneys Experienced in All Areas of Family Law

We are experienced legal professionals who help our clients with a wide range of family law and divorce issues, including:

  • High-asset and complex divorce: If your attorney is unfamiliar with the issues you are confronting during a divorce, including complex property division and valuation of assets, the cost of your divorce could skyrocket. Most attorneys do not understand financial valuations and must rely on outside experts at every turn. As experienced business lawyers, James Lea and Ryan Schultz only bring in experts and consultants when it's absolutely necessary for the successful outcome of your case. We are experienced at handling business valuations, custody disputes, and matters involving hidden assets.
  • Equitable distribution and property division: In every divorce, both simple and complex, marital property will need to be divided. We can help you determine the value of any and all types of assets and debts, and we will work to ensure that the division is equitable in your divorce. Both James Lea and Ryan Schultz have experience detailing and pinpointing the issues on which the case can turn. Our experience working closely with financial professionals and real estate appraisers gives our firm the edge in dividing martial property.
  • Alimony/spousal support: There are different types of alimony available, depending on your situation. We can help you determine the amount and type of alimony that meets your needs and structure a plan to meet you financial goals.
  • Matters involving children: If your family matter or dispute involves children, it is important to work with a trusted professional who can help you reach an amicable resolution that is best for your family. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who assist clients with custody, visitation and child support matters in mediation and, when necessary, in the courtroom.
  • Predivorce planning: If you are not yet in the process of divorce, but are considering your options, our firm can help you develop an effective strategy. We provide predivorce planning that often involves premarital agreements or "prenups" and separation agreements.

Civil Litigation and Business Disputes

From complex bank litigation to asset planning, our firm offers a custom-tailored approach to your specific business needs. Our size allows us to create specific solutions for your civil and business needs whether in the boardroom or the courtroom.

No matter what issues you are facing, we are fully prepared to advise and represent you. With our extensive background in the courtroom, we can suggest efficient and cost-effective solutions to your needs.

Trust your legal matter to experienced, dedicated professionals who care. From our Wilmington law office, we serve clients throughout Southeastern North Carolina. Call us at 910-208-4399, or toll free at 877-867-5053, to schedule an initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, contact us by e-mail using our online submission form.

Best Lawyers BEST LAW FIRMS U.S. News & World Report 2016 James W.Lea, III | AV Click to Play | AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell | Lawyer Ratings Client Distinction Award | James W.Lea, Esq. | 2013
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