Know Your Divorce Options
You have a choice when it comes to selecting the process to resolve your family law dispute. At Claire Samuels Law, PLLC we believe you can dissolve your marriage without destroying your family or depleting your financial resources.
Mediation is an alternative to litigation that allows parties to take the decision out of the court’s hands and make it their own. Mediation provides a structured, confidential, and non-adversarial setting to resolve family law disputes. The mediator facilitates negotiations between the parties with a goal of reaching mutually agreeable resolutions. Mediation allows both parties the opportunity to tailor a solution to their specific needs and resolve their dispute early in the process.
Collaborative Family Law
Collaborative law is an innovative and practical alternative to traditional divorce litigation that is quickly becoming the method of choice for families negotiating the precarious world of divorce – especially those involving complex financial and business affairs. Unlike mediation or litigation, collaborative divorce utilizes a team of specially trained professionals across multiple disciplines to help both parties address the overall needs of everyone affected by the process. The resolutions reached through this process are typically more effective and sustainable than rulings imposed on parties through a court order.
While most North Carolina divorce cases are resolved without the need for trial, there are some cases that simply cannot be resolved without litigation. In litigation, both parties and their attorneys go before the court and argue their case. After the evidence is presented and the witnesses have testified, a judge will make the final judgement.
About Claire Samuels
Claire has made it her mission to refine the divorce experience. She believes divorce offers clients a transformative opportunity to design a positive future for themselves, complete with financial and emotional security. To this end, she provides her clients with the tools necessary to help them construct a solid foundation on which to build their new life.
Claire practice focuses in the areas of family law, which includes various aspects related to the dissolution of a marriage, including but not limited to the issues of child custody, support, visitation, property division, divorce-related financial issues, post-dissolution matters, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, and orders of protection.
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What Our Clients Say About Claire
"During the most difficult time in my life, Claire put together a plan for peace and comfort. Her strength gave me the confidence I needed to stand up for myself, while her kindness helped me navigate the highly emotional process of getting divorced. Claire is a consummate professional with a heart of gold!"
“Claire provided me with a sense of security and protection during a really scary time in my life. My son and I were so blessed to have Claire in our corner.”
“Trust, compatibility, reputation, experience. These were my criteria for selecting a divorce attorney. Claire has it all in spades. Her holistic approach to serving clients is an expression of her commitment
and concern for each one of us.”
“Claire is not only an incredibly bright, savvy, talented attorney, but she is also a humanitarian whose sole focus is caring for her clients to her utmost ability. My children and I are currently happy, successful, and thriving in all areas of our life. I am forever grateful to Claire for bringing her A-game every day. I am confident that I would not be living out this joyful phase of my life had I chosen a lesser attorney.”
“I felt at ease for the first time since “the decision” was made. It wasn’t just because of Claire’s powerful reputation. She met me where I was emotionally. She told me I was going to be ok; my baby boy was going to be ok. The fierce look in her eyes told me I’d found our protector.”
I recently needed to renegotiate my divorce settlement. I wanted a collaborative attorney to lead me through the process. Claire came highly recommended. My entire experience with Claire was outstanding. Claire was able to navigate very quickly, efficiently and expertly through my previous settlement and made excellent recommendations that resulted in a very favorable outcome to me. Claire was an exceptional lawyer to work with and I highly recommend Claire for legal support.
Claire was truly a blessing during a very chaotic and tumultuous time. Having to adjust child support and custody agreements is painful; Claire supported me and ensured my child would not be caught in the middle of the process. She was available at any time and represent ed me when I needed it most. Emotions were at a peak, and she was able to calm my nerves and help me understand what I should request and what was out of the realm of possibility.
I needed to renegotiate my divorce settlement. I wanted a collaborative attorney to lead me through the process. Claire came highly recommended .y entire experience with Claire was outstanding. Claire was able to navigate very quickly, efficiently and expertly through my previous settlement and made excellent recommendations that resulted in a very favorable outcome tome. Claire was an exceptional lawyer to work with and I highly recommend Claire for legal support.