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Max Rodden joined Smith Debnam’s family law practice in Raleigh after practicing for over 15 years in a more rural area of North Carolina. He takes a practical approach to family law by helping clients understand how to minimize the expense and animosity when dealing with family issues while guiding them toward reasonable decisions with their family’s overall best interests in mind.
Max is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He represents clients in all aspects of family law including absolute divorce, child custody and support, equitable distribution, alimony, name change, adoption, post-marital agreements, pre-marital agreements, annulment, grandparent custody and visitation, termination of parental rights, abuse and neglect proceedings, divorce from bed and board, legitimization, paternity, domestic violence and marital torts. Max has extensive trial experience and has represented clients at all levels of North Carolina courts including district, superior, special proceedings, juvenile, small claims, administrative proceedings, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.Max has participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations in family law and other civil litigation cases. He has also appeared in bankruptcy court to protect creditor rights of family law clients. Max’s accolades include being listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.
“My first job was working at my parents’ retail furniture store.”
“I can think of a few specific attorneys in my hometown who helped me to make the decision to go to law school and become an attorney.”
“I enjoy the challenge that each new case brings and the satisfaction of winning a trial after all the hours of hard work.”
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