We can expertly navigate the law when it comes to LGBT rights
If you’re looking for a family attorney that can expertly navigate the law when it comes to LGBT rights, our team at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter is here to help.
We’ve been serving the families of Pineville, North Carolina for over 30 years, and we’ve built our reputation on being the go-to family attorney for the often-underrepresented members of our community.
We have witnessed the world change quite a bit in the last decade alone. Although the law has generally evolved to become more inclusive of same sex and LGBT families, some challenges remain within the legal system that pose a great risk to families when it comes to property division cases, alimony and divorce, child custody and support, domestic violence orders, and adoption.
That’s because although same-sex marriage was legalized in North Carolina in 2014, and across all 50 states in 2015, you may be exposed to greater risk if your marriage or common law relationship predates legalization. Blame it on bureaucracy if you must, but there is no doubt that LGBT families still encounter more legal issues in the system than heterosexual families.
As experienced LGBT family attorneys, we have the experience you need to navigate these challenges and we will always negotiate in your interest for the best possible outcome. We are here every step of the way to educate and guide you through any legal process to ensure that you feel supported. Our team is here to help.
Answers to Your Questions About Hiring a Family Law Attorney
Issues dealing with the family are typically very emotional. As you work through these legal problems, know that you always have a reliable, helpful lawyer at our firm. We have answered some common questions about family law to help you as you get started with your case.
How much experience does your firm have?
We have been working on family law cases for over 30 years. Because of this experience, we have an extensive knowledge base and can carefully guide you as you work with the legal system.
Do you take cases dealing with LGBTQ+ issues?
Yes! The law has changed drastically over the past few years as it relates to same-sex and LGBTQ+ couples, and we have diligently stayed on top of this ever-changing area of family law.
Can you help me get a divorce?
We can. If you and your spouse have decided to formally end your marriage, we can help you finalize the split and resolve other issues relating to child custody, property division, spousal support, etc.
When should I hire a family law attorney?
We recommend turning to us whenever you have a family issue that has a legal element to it. For example, if you are a grandparent who wants visitation access or you have decided to get divorced, turn to us.
What will happen during the initial consultation?
Your initial consultation is an opportunity for us to get to know you and you to get to know us. We will dig deeper into your case and talk about what steps we will take.