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Allen & Spence – Divorce, Family, Elder and Estate Lawyers
Divorce, separation, death, and long-term illness of a family member are among the most stressful events you’ll encounter in life. We can help you.
Raleigh Divorce Law Firm and Elder Law Attorney to Guide You Through Life’s Trying Times
The caring attorneys at Allen and Spence have been practicing law since 1994 and have the experience to guide you through these trying periods while minimizing the impact on your finances that these dramatic life events can cause.
We know that losing a spouse to death, separation or divorce, or admitting a family member to a nursing home is stressful enough. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether you’ll have enough money to live on, who’ll take care of your children, or if you’ll lose everything. We have helped hundreds of clients in these types of situations protect their assets and their families.
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"Scott was wonderful throughout the long process and it was clear to me that Scott was knowledgeable of case-law and the Wake County Court system, as well as being especially strong in court. His representation resulted in additional parenting time following the temporary custody trial and since the case proceeded to a full trial, I was ultimately awarded the custody arrangement I was seeking. My daughters reside in Wake County and now if my ex-wife chooses to relocate, I’ll have full legal custody of the girls. Throughout the process, Scott was responsive, provided extremely helpful advice, and genuinely cared about the outcome of my case. I would strongly recommended Scott’s representation for custody matters."
I was out of options and Scott was there to help. I have spoken to or met many attorney's in Wake County and Scott was the only one that REALLY actually cared about my situation. It sounds cliche' but it's not. I could clearly tell that Scott had given a lot of thought to my case. Scott has extensive knowledge of the law. That knowledge coupled with his cerebral approach and courtroom presence were a savior. - Ken
"Scott Allen and his team were sensational during my divorce proceedings. They kept me well-informed of the procedures, requirements, and options. They took the time to explain to me at every step of the decisions and options as we moved forward in my life. Their support, knowledge and presence were comforting in my time of need and help me get through the ordeal. While no divorce is pleasant outcome they help me secure my life and begin a new chapter with a fresh start. Their extensive knowledge of the law and arbitration and negotiation skills were invaluable in getting a good settlement and resolution. I am very pleased that I selected Scott and his team to represent me. I would emphatically recommend Scott and to anyone who is facing a divorce or possibility of a divorce."
I wanted to go to court and he went with it. During the initial hearing and all the subsequent hearings he fought for my rights and presented my case diligently and proved the claims by the other party to be false. Most of the lawyers, will tell you settle as it saves them and the court time, but it might not be always in your best interest. Scott is not those lawyers, he really cares about his clients and is not afraid to litigate or fight for his client’s right in the court. - Susan
Scott Allen took my divorce case after my first lawyer failed to stand for my rights.Scott took the case and I began to sleep better at night. My marriage ended from abuse so I was very weary. - Felicia
What We Do
North Carolina may be on the cusp of having a new collaborative law statute. You can read the bill here. The bill provides for things like tolling the statutes of limitation and also staying actions in a pending case if the parties follow certain rules. That is...read more
As a divorce lawyer who has also been married for over twenty years, I think I've learned much about what keeps a marriage together and what brings them to an end. There is an interesting piece in the Washington Post about called "Five Myths about...read more
Arbitration Versus Court: Which is Better? When settlement fails the parties need someone else to make a decision in their dispute. There are really only two choices: litigation or arbitration. If you are unable to resolve your custody, child support, alimony...read more
Custody Review and Compliance Hearings In many custody cases, the court will implement a custody review hearing strategy to ensure that the custody and visitation plan that has been put in place stays on track and that the parties are complying...read more
Reunification therapy Reunification therapy in a child custody case is court-mandated therapy with the goal of reuniting children and parents and attempting to repair a parent-child relationship. Reunification therapy is a kind of family therapy. It is often used in...read more
Guardianship/Conservatorship During their lifetimes, most adults are competent to make decisions about their finances and their healthcare. You tell the doctor whether or not you would like a procedure performed. You often direct the bank to transfer money to pay your...read more