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Woodmansee & Szombatfalvy included in the 2020 Best Law Firms

Nov 1, 2019 in General

We are proud to announce that it has been that it has been included in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for the Tier 2 Raleigh Metropolitan Awards in the area of Family Law Practice. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The 2020 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas, in 185 geographic metropolitan locations. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings is now in its tenth consecutive year. For a concise explanation of the...

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Julie Woodmansee included in Best Lawyers in America

Aug 15, 2019 in General

We are proud to announce that Julie Woodmansee has been named in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America© Family Law Section for the second year in a row. Julie is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law by the North Carolina State Bar, is a Certified Family Financial Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, and Collaborative Divorce practitioner. She is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell since 2015. Julie was first included in Best Lawyers in America’s Family Law Section in 2019. Best Lawyers© compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive confidential peer-review of leading lawyers through...

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Barbara’s Photography Featured in Oaxaca Cultural Navigator

Nov 12, 2013 in General

Barbara Szombatfalvy recently participated in the 2013 Day of the Dead Photo Expedition in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her “Best of the Week” photo set, focused on the street dogs of Oaxaca and Teotitlan del Valle, was featured in Oaxaca Cultural Navigator. Check it out HERE.

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Benefits of Mediation

Apr 17, 2012 in Mediation & Negotiation

These are some of the benefits of mediation: Minimizes unnecessary conflict and stress Reduces costs and increases efficiency of the divorce process Encourages productive communication Allows for creative, personalized solutions Preserves privacy Gives the parties more control over process and outcome Takes less time than litigation and traditional negotiation Usually produces more satisfactory results Julie Woodmansee is a trained mediator. Contact our office to find out if mediation is right for you and your family. professional essay...

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The Law of Spousal Support

Apr 17, 2012 in Spousal Support

Post-separation support (PSS) is defined as spousal support to be paid until the earlier of either the date specified in the order of post-separation support, or an order awarding or denying alimony. Whereas alimony is defined as an order for payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse or former spouse, periodically or in a lump sum, for a specified or for an indefinite term. Unlike child support, PSS and Alimony calculations are not based on a formula or guidelines. In that regard, Judges have a great deal of discretion in determining whether support is awarded, as well as the amount, duration and manner of payment of the award of support. In determining whether...

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