Amanda B. Cannavo

About me

We all face challenges in life and find ourselves having to make difficult decisions that have a lasting impact on our families. In those moments, it is important to seek the support and guidance of someone well-versed in the process and consequences of those decisions.

As a family law attorney, the greatest reward comes from empowering my clients to make well-informed choices that result in the best possible outcome for their families. For many clients this means providing guidance and counsel through separation and divorce, pursuing spousal support, child custody, child support, and property distribution — whether we are inside or outside of the courtroom. For others, it means navigating the complicated paths to building a family through surrogacy or adoption.

It is my responsibility to educate you about the laws and help guide your decisions during these significant moments. Together, we will set clear expectations, goals, and a path through which to achieve them. With my unwavering commitment, legal knowledge and dependable advocacy, I am confident that I can assist you during this challenging process.

Practice areas

Family law

  • Divorce
  • Separation agreements
  • Equitable distribution
  • Alimony
  • Postseparation support
  • Child custody and child support
  • Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements
  • Alienation of affection and criminal conversation

Professional activities & awards


  • J.D., State University of New York, University at Buffalo School of Law, cum laude
    – Gerard J. O’Brien ’52 Trial Excellence Scholarship
  • B.A., State University of New York, Polytechnic Institute, summa cum laude
    – Academic Achievement Award Recipient in Interdisciplinary Studies


  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Western District of North Carolina

Civic involvement

  • Safe Alliance: Chairperson for Art With Heart and Committee Member for Fighting For Women With Fashion
  • Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade: Event Volunteer