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Providing Family Law Services in Charlotte, NC

Kathryn Yates

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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.

Kathryn 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.

Education & Experience:

  • 2008-2011 The Unversity of Connecticut School of Law
  • 2003-2006 College of the Holy Cross
  • Licensed in New York, Massachusetts, and North Carolina
  • Certified Mediator, Conciliator, and Guardian ad Litem
  • American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators Member
  • Hablo Español