Family law attorneys

There’s nothing that hits closer to home than family legal disputes. When your emotions are running high, it’s important to have a family law attorney by your side to protect your legal rights and interests.

At Dozier Miller, we’re dedicated to protecting you through any family law issue, whether it’s divorce, separation or annulment, child custody or child support disputes, premarital (prenuptial) agreements, alimony or equitable distribution.

At the end of the day, we’re husbands, wives, fathers and mothers just like you. We approach every family law case with the goal of peaceful, fair resolution. Due to the emotionally charged nature of most family law cases, we aim to mediate or settle out of court whenever possible.

We also understand that family legal disputes can be expensive to settle in the court system, and that most people wish to minimize their legal fees wherever possible. That’s why we’re so careful with your resources — we treat your money like our own and work as efficiently as possible to help you find a solution that you’re comfortable with.


No matter what causes it, the end of a marriage is an emotionally devastating event made more complex by North Carolina’s complicated filing processes. We recommend consulting one of our attorneys before you even discuss divorce.


We’ve got experience on both sides of child support cases, which gives us excellent perspective. We’ll ensure your rights are protected while we work toward the best solution for your child.


Divorce is emotionally challenging for adults; for kids, it can be crushing. We advocate swift, peaceful resolutions so kids can regain stability post-divorce. We’ll walk you through the benefits and challenges of each custody scenario to find the one that best serves you and your children.


For many people, considering a divorce also means taking a hard look at your financial situation, and wondering how it may change if you end your marriage. Our divorce attorneys are well versed in all the financial aspects of ending a marriage, and their experience negotiating spousal support and alimony means you don’t need a separate alimony lawyer.


Marriages involve a lot of STUFF: vehicles, houses, bank accounts, household appliances and furniture, your movie collection, and much, much more. While most people assume divorce means splitting all of your possessions 50/50, that’s not always the case. An equitable distribution attorney can help steer you through the court’s distribution of your marital property, ensuring you receive a fair share.


In North Carolina, a divorce is a two-step process: at least 365 days of separation followed by the absolute divorce. We’ll advise you on the tough questions and help you draft agreements so nothing is left open to multiple interpretations.


At its core, marriage is a contract between two people. We encourage you and your fiancé to consider the benefits of outlining expectations ahead of your union.

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“If it were not for you, I would not have the status of American citizen. Even though it is a long hard road ahead, I would not be able to make that journey without all of your help.”

“She was instrumental in a difficult and emotional divorce and child custody case. She always has a knack of striking the right balance of understanding and compassion while being tenacious and level-headed.”

“He was insightful, knowledgeable of the law, and of human behavior. I believe that is why the settlement I received was 40% more than I had expected.”

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Law firm blog

  • Witnessing many divorces up close and personal, divorce lawyers are in a unique position to hear their clients’ stories and understand the factors that often lead to separation and divorce. While there are many reasons that can lead to a marital split, here are three of the most common reasons our Charlotte divorce lawyers see time and time again....

  • After a three-day trial, Dozier Miller attorney Adam Hocutt was successful in winning a complete defense verdict for a local automobile dealership that was sued after selling a vehicle to a customer who later claimed to experience mechanical difficulties with the car....

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