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Durham Divorce & Family Law

CRITICAL TRIAL & NEGOTIATION SKILLS FOR YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTER

Barri Payne is a Durham lawyer who is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Certified Family Financial Mediator. Near Duke Hospital and Duke University campus, her law office is especially convenient to the doctors, nurses, academicians, and grad students employed and attending there.

Barri is a strong and ethical advocate for divorcing parents and children and considers the entire family unit to the greatest extent possible, especially as a mediator. She emphasizes minimizing conflict and helping clients to move through divorce as quickly and easily as possible so that clients can move toward happier futures. Straight-forward and approachable, Barri’s expertise has assisted hundreds of clients in navigating separation and divorce efficiently and intelligently.

Barri’s Durham family law practice includes issues surrounding separation and divorce, child custody and child support, equitable division of assets and debts, spousal support and alimony, and modification and enforcement of prior court orders or agreements in family law matters. Barri also provides services relative to adoption and, when necessary, handles appeals of rulings in family cases.

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Durham Family Law Attorney Barri Payne at the Durham County Courthouse

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Durham Family Law Specialist, Divorce & Family Law Attorney

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Whether you are starting or ending a marriage, enlarging or legitimizing your family, or appealing a family court ruling, you have found the assistance you need. Barri Payne can help you negotiate and commemorate your family law matters in a way that ensures your financial stability and the preservation of your relationships.  Connect with us today.

Durham Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

Barri Payne Family Law & Mediation was established in 2013. Barri is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is certified as a Family Financial Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, a branch of the North Carolina Court System.  She has more than two decades of experience as a family law practitioner. Barri’s offices near Duke Hospital and Duke University campus are especially convenient to the Research Triangle practitioners she commonly serves in her family law practice.

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Whether it's an initial consultation or a multi-location family financial mediation, we are continuing to offer the option of video-conferencing as a valid, secure solution to meet during Covid.  We can keep you, our staff, and our families safe using widely available technologies.

What Our Clients Say

Avvo Review

“Barri was able to help me see the pros and cons of the situation and the possible paths to resolution.” … “She is the consummate professional, very knowledgeable, very responsive and communicative, and at the same time very compassionate and understanding. While my situation ended up in court, she is also very skilled at resolving things via mediation as well. If I could emphasize any further how grateful I am for Barri and how highly I would recommend her, I would rate 10 stars out of 5. Thank you.” Anonymous

Martindale Peer Review

Barri is a great attorney and super nice person, she is down to earth and reasonable which is incredibly important in handling Family Law matters.

Avvo Review

“I am an attorney practicing since 1999. I chose Mrs. Payne to handle my separation and divorce proceedings and couldn’t be happier.” … “She was compassionate, empathetic, competent, and dependable. That is what I needed and she was right there. I highly recommend Ms. Payne for divorce proceedings.”

CW

Martindale Peer Review

Barri has very good common sense and is pleasant to work with. She does a good job for her clients.

Avvo Review

Barri and I entered into a situation that seemed pretty clear cut. Inevitably, challenges arose. But Barri had already prepared and expected all of them. She completely keeps her cool and defuses situations that are emotional and usually pretty charged. Barri is the consummate professional. I highly recommend Barri and I will definitely continue to go back to her for anything that comes up. She’s so well-respected and genuinely cares about her clients’ best interest.

Anonymous

Google Review

Handled my divorce a decade ago and I’ve been referring people ever since. Brilliant, kind, reliable, trustworthy.

Jeremy Powers

Martindale Peer Review

Barri is an experienced attorney who takes great care with her clients and their cases. She is a thoughtful and zealous advocate.

Martindale Peer Review

Outstanding lawyer and expert in all areas of family law.

Avvo Review

Barri helped me with a very difficult and lengthy case. I appreciated her ethics when things got sticky. She is extremely knowledgeable and always kept on top of the many details of the case. I can’t speak highly enough of her!

Anonymous

Avvo Review

Barri Payne was an excellent choice as my lawyer because she was most effective and thorough in getting the job done. Her confidence and knowledge was successful in helping me get through some formidable hurdles. I am very satisfied that Barri Payne was expedient, knowledgeable, compassionate and trustworthy while engaging in helping me solve my legal problem. I will be forever grateful!

B
August 10, 2017

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Barri, Thank you for helping me through a very trying and difficult period. Your prompt and professional assistance was so very refreshing and very much appreciated. Elizabeth was also very helpful whenever I called or had any questions. Sincerely, KG

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Avvo Review

Barri and Elizabeth went above and beyond to make me feel at ease and help me through some very tough family circumstances. In the end, all parties involved were happy with the results. They are amazing! I highly recommend them!!!!!

Catherine

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