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Easterling Family Law

We are a very successful Family Law firm in the greater Charlotte, NC area.

A full-service family law firm committed to a holistic approach. We provide services that account for the whole person, including their emotions, values, and unique family dynamics. We strive to help clients achieve their specific legal goals in each case while honoring and respecting their dignity and integrity.

Whenever possible, we help clients to achieve a non-litigated resolution of any disputes that arise. We help clients find opportunities for settlement in the midst of conflict and encourage the use of mediation and collaborative law whenever appropriate.

Lindsey Easterling

Founder Easterling Law

You Don't Have To Go It Alone

We can Help with Your Divorce and Family Law matters

Separation Agreements in North Carolina create a “Mutually Acceptable and Durable Agreement.”
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A holistic approach to providing family legal services

Collaborative law involves resolving disputes outside of court.

Are you and your spouse able to view your family law issue as a “problem to be solved” and not as a “competition to win?” Collaborative Law is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation.

  • Two attorneys, a neutral mental health professional, and often a neutral financial professional are involved.
  • Recommended use: low and high conflict parties can benefit from this path. This option is efficient and holistic.
  • Effect on Co-parenting: helps the parties consciously make decisions that will facilitate their ability to communicate effectively and co-parent in the future.
  • Control: The parties make all of the decisions related to the divorce with the advice of legal counsel and other neutral professionals.
  • Timing: Discovery is focused, voluntary, and informal making this process streamlined, and often times quicker than other options.

Fast, Easy Divorce. Affordable Flat Fees.

Have you been separated for one year? If so, the absolute divorce process can be finalized in as little as 60 days. Although this process is simple, the implications can be significant.

  • Only Absolute Divorce are handled for a flat fee of $1750.
  • Separation Agreements and all other issues are handled on hourly rate.
  • This is the process of becoming un-married on paper.
  • The Absolute Divorce process can be finalized in approximately 60 days (although some cases may take longer).
  • Husband and Wife must have lived separately for one (1) year and one (1) day prior to filing for an Absolute Divorce.
  • Separation Agreements and Custody Issues can be handled prior to the one (1) year separation date.

Litigation is an action brought in court to enforce a particular right.

With each party and their attorney advocating for their separate interests, litigation is naturally adversarial. However, Charlotte family law attorneys have found that the most beneficial and satisfactory approach to a contested, litigated divorce is to search for common ground and craft reasonable, realistic solutions to which both parties can agree. If an agreement isn’t possible, these reasonable and realistic solutions will often help the client better prepare for the court’s decision.

  • Attorneys are recommended for both parties. The court expects that each party, whether they have an attorney or not, to have a full understanding of the court procedures and the law.
  • Recommended use: This is only the best option in rare circumstances. e.g. One or both parties cannot make reasonable decisions for themselves.
  • Effect on Co-parenting: This is an adversarial path and can leave the parties TOTALLY unable to communicate civilly during the process and in the future.
  • Control: The Judge makes all of the decisions and imposes those decisions on the parties through a Final Order.
  • Timing: The length varies widely, but can take several years. This process is almost always slower than other options.