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Barri Payne Listed in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

We are so happy to share with you that Barri Payne has been included in the Family Law Section of the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. Barri is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is certified as a Family Financial Mediator through the North Carolina Dispute...

The Covid 19 Pandemic and Your Case

Dear Valued Clients: I wanted to update all of you on how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting Payne Family Law and Mediation and potentially your legal matter. Our office hours. First, know that we are still working, albeit reduced hours given the slowdown and our own personal needs to manage...

From a War of the Roses to a Meeting of the Minds – Getting the Most from Mediation

Your family law clients might not be ready to draw a line through the center of the house as Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner did in THE WAR OF THE ROSES, but their divorces may be just as contentious. Whether contentious or not, family law matters can be skillfully resolved with the help of a mediator extensively experienced in family law.

How do Courts Determine Child Custody?

What does the Court look at to determine child custody? The Court can consider anything which may be relevant to what custodial schedule is in the child’s best interest. These issues often include: How the caregiving responsibilities were shared during the marriage and since separation; The age, maturity level and...

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