Who We Are
Founded by Lindsey Easterling, Easterling Family Law is a boutique law firm serving individuals and families in the greater Charlotte area. We are a cutting-edge divorce and family law firm. We dedicate our legal efforts and strategies toward the personal interests of each client. We also remain on the forefront of issues that affect clients according to trends occurring in the family courts.
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Divorce Lawyer Charlotte, NC
We provide legal services to individuals and families in the greater Charlotte
area needing support with the following :
- Separation Agreements
- Property Division
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence
At Easterling Family Law, we take a holistic approach to providing legal services and have structured our practice to that end. We strive to provide legal services that recognize the uniqueness of each client, including their values, emotions, and unique family dynamics. We respect the dignity and integrity of every individual involved in a case, and we listen intentionally and deeply to gain a complete understanding of the client’s needs. In some cases, we encourage compassion, reconciliation, and forgiveness. When possible, we help clients to achieve a non-litigated resolution of any disputes that arise.
The mission at Easterling Family Law is to provide the highest-level legal representation to our clients so that each feels supported and prepared to encounter the family law court system. We understand the impact of the decisions they must face, and we strive to help them understand their North Carolina family law situation better by discussing how the North Carolina family laws apply to them and their family.
I experienced my parent’s awful divorce when I was a child, and I saw how it negatively affected both of my parents and all of us children. Because of that experience I wanted to practice family law. The first five years of my practice was almost solely divorce and custody litigation. Again, I saw the legal battle and inner battles that my clients and their families were going through.
Since moving to Charlotte and opening my practice here, I have gone through several pieces of training that have shown me a different way to approach family law cases for my clients. It is my hope that processes like Collaborative Law and Mediation can help family’s transition from the title of Husband and Wife while remaining Mom and Dad forever.
Lindsey has received many awards and accolades over the years. Some of those include, but are not limited to, Top 40 under 40 Lawyers from the National Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Attorney’s and Practices as a Family Law Attorney, and has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Attorney’s for Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. She has also been recognized as one of Expertise’s Best Divorce Lawyers in Charlotte three years in a row, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite three years in a row, and has received Super Lawyers Rising Star recognition 4 years in a row.
I was driven to practice family law so I could help individuals and families on a personal level. I am naturally inclined to find solutions to problems and eliminate conflict and I do that for my clients by developing relationships – with my clients, other attorneys, and professionals.
My goal is to work with the people involved in a divorce to come up with a solution to specific problems and concerns and to do so in the most amicable and efficient way. Families that come together to resolve their conflict respectfully and with integrity, whether it is conflict over children, financial issues, or a combination, are very often more satisfied with the outcome than if a judge made the decision for them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always come together and litigation is necessary. In those cases, I call on my experience with high-conflict divorce litigation involving complex financial issues and dissipation of assets, as well as contested custody and visitation matters to achieve the best outcome possible for my client.
Prior to joining Easterling Law, I was practicing family law in Massachusetts for just under seven years, and through law school, I interned with the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut and Massachusetts where I specialized in child welfare and Special Education matters on behalf of children and families. I also participated in the Asylum and Human Rights clinic where I successfully fought to gain asylum for a Pakistani woman who had been persecuted because of her religion in Pakistan. Prior to law school, I was a legal assistant at the global law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP, where I assisted in complex litigation matters dealing with insider trading, backdating stock options, and multi-million dollar corporations.
Kahthryn earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Modern Languages and Literature from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Licensed in New York, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. She is a Certified Mediator, Conciliator, and Guardian ad Litem and a member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators. She has also received accolades as one of Expertise’s Best Divorce Lawyers in Charlotte 2020 and has received recognition as Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 5 years.
Growing up, I never gave any consideration to being an attorney. However, from a young age, I developed a fierce determination to fight for those who felt they had no voice. While attending college at the University of Virginia, that determination strengthened and translated into the beginning of my career as an attorney.
Prior to law school, I advocated for victims of domestic violence through an internship with the District Attorney’s office in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Throughout law school I continued to advocate for victims of domestic violence through internships with Safe Alliance and the Cabarrus County District Attorney’s office. As President of the Animal Law Society in law school, I also developed a strong advocacy program for animal welfare. Since 2014, I volunteered and fostered hundreds of animals through various local and national rescues and continue to do so today.
Upon my graduation from law school and subsequent licensure by the North Carolina State Bar in 2016, I have since continued my strong advocacy for the voiceless. As an associate attorney, I have been lucky enough to assist with a variety of different cases, including Special Education, Personal Injury, and various types of complex civil litigation cases. Through those experiences, I developed a strong passion for Family Law, Child Welfare law and Animal Law matters, which I primarily focus on at Easterling Law.
I have extensive experience dealing with high conflict divorce litigation, with an interest and passion for representing victims of abuse, who either left the marriage, or were forced out of the marriage. I have also pioneered two niche areas of law- I currently represent foster and adoptive families with a variety of issues against child welfare agencies. Further, I advocate for clients with a variety of different animal law issues, including “dangerous” dog hearings, Veterinary Malpractice and other civil matters involving animals.
In joining Easterling Law, I saw an opportunity to help families just as mine had been helped in the past. I come from a pretty big family, so needless to say there were ups and downs.
Before I joined Easterling Law, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in Pre-Law at Queens University of Charlotte. While in undergrad, and even before, I volunteered in programs such as Center for Community Transition, Church Youth Groups, and Habitat for Humanity. These programs allowed to me continue to fulfill my passion of helping others.
Since joining this firm, I have learned how important it is to have a great support system in place with you every step of the way. The attorney’s here work their hardest for their clients, and I am happy to be a part of a wonderful team who not only understands their clients needs, but also helps to achieve them.
Currently, I serve Easterling Law, PLLC as the legal assistant. My role functions as a bridge between clients and attorneys, and I am committed to fostering a welcoming, efficient and safe environment. Prior to Easterling Law, I focused my skills towards pursuing my education, receiving my B.A in Political Science and Criminal Justice in 2020 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Many of my prior academic and professional endeavors centered around my minor of Women’s and Gender Studies, allowing me to facilitate numerous work-shops, consciousness raising efforts, and grass root fundraisers all with the goal of enriching the lives of my female identified peers and community members.
I have been a part of the Easterling Law team for two years now. I am the Digital Marketing Manager which means I handle all aspects of our social media, as well as our PR. Prior to Easterling Law, I had many marketing jobs within an array of industries. Some of which include – hospitality, education, and health care.
While earning my B.Sc. in Business Marketing from Berry College, I entered the industry to explore my passion for bridging the gap between businesses and consumers. I have always found a passion for problem solving and getting things to their fullest potential, and if I can do it in creative ways, I’m happier for it.
As a digital marketing content creator, my goal always includes generating content that allows the audience to better connect and understand the company values, with the end goal being to build trust between the consumer and client.
When I’m not keeping busy with Easterling Law, you can find me with a good book, on a walk with a friend, or taking a few-month-stint traveling the world while working (most of the time – doing all three at the same time.)
We practice throughout the Charlotte metro area, including Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, Iredell, and Cabarrus counties – including these service areas: Ballantyne, Matthews, Waxhaw, Weddington, Marvin, Indian Trail, Wesley Chapel, Myers Park, South Park, and Mint Hill.