Family Law


Smith Debnam is a well-respected law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our family law attorneys have an excellent reputation for effective advocacy and a responsible, caring approach to meeting the needs of our clients. With Board Certified Family Law Specialists leading our team, we will carefully listen to you in order to understand your unique situation and craft the most effective strategies and solutions to serve your family’s best interests. Our family law team is focused on helping you move forward – legally, financially, and emotionally.

Our divorce attorneys are uniquely qualified to handle all the issues surrounding your case including:

    • Divorce and Separation
      • The family law attorneys at Smith Debnam are uniquely qualified to handle all the issues surrounding your separation and divorce. Our divorce lawyers are skilled in all family law issues from separation agreements to equitable distribution of assets.
    • Child Custody
      • Our family lawyers will guide you thoughtfully and informatively through custody matters amidst a divorce or separation.
    • Child Support
      • ​Our family law attorneys advise North Carolina families and help them gain the financial support their children will need following a separation or divorce.
    • Alimony
      • At Smith Debnam, our experience and depth of knowledge regarding alimony ensure that our clients are fully informed of their rights and obligations and that their interests are assertively pursued.
    • Property Division
      • Our attorneys are skilled at helping our clients through matters of property division and complex marital distribution involving multiple homes and businesses.
    • Mediation and Arbitration
      • Our attorneys will mediate all family law cases that involve separation and family law matters which will save you both time and money. Our board-certified family financial mediators are recognized by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.
    • Prenuptial Agreements
      • Before entering a new marriage, we can thoughtfully guide you through the prenuptial agreement process.
    • Alienation of Affection
      • In cases of alienation of affection, our law office will work on your behalf so that your spousal rights are protected.

When you have a legal issue related to family law, you need reliable legal advice. From visitation rights to domestic violence issues, our Raleigh family law attorneys offer a comprehensive set of legal services for North Carolina families throughout central North Carolina. We take our legal responsibilities seriously, and we are dedicated to guiding you and your family through the entire legal process. Whether you are just beginning your divorce or separation, or you are in need of legal assistance with a dispute involving alimony, child support, and child custody, the Family Law team at Smith Debnam will be with you at every step of the way. 


“Thank you doesn’t seem sufficient to express how appreciative I am of Rose Stout and her time. I will never forget our first meeting when she listened to me and conveyed that I was not simply billable hours. I continue to be moved by her kindness and decency. While I don’t know if I will ever be able to repay either, I hope if one day I can be of service, she will let me know. Thank you, Rose, for helping me reclaim the first day of the rest of my life and many other days to follow.”
– Marie M.


Schedule Your Consultation Now

We are ready to hear your story and help you with your family law case. To schedule a consultation with a Raleigh family attorney at our firm, call 919-250-2000.

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