Barri Payne, Durham Family Law Attorney & Mediator Durham Family Law Specialist, Barri Payne

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Payne Family Law & Mediation Recognized by Best Law Firms 2022

We are pleased to announce that it has again been included as a Raleigh Metropolitan Tier 2 Family Law firm by U.S. News/Best Lawyers in America’s Best Law Firms 2022.

Barri Payne is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and is certified as a Family Financial Mediator through the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Religious studies and Sociology and received her JD at Chapel Hill in 1999.
Barri is a strong and ethical advocate for divorcing parents and children. She considers the entire family unit to the greatest extent possible, especially as a mediator. Barri has been included by Best Lawyers in America Family Law Section since 2020. The inclusion methodology utilized by Best Law Firms can be found on their website at

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. She provides services relative to adoption and, when necessary, handles appeals of rulings in family cases. Barri provides mediation services to lawyers and their divorcing clients throughout the Research Triangle and in surrounding counties. Before opening her own solo family law and mediation practice in 2013, Barri was a member of a well-known firm in Durham for more than a decade. To find out more about Barri and her practice, visit her website at

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