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Legal Programs

legal Compass Center provides legal information regarding Family Law in North Carolina. Family Law covers all aspects of Separation, Divorce, Child Custody, Support and Visitation, Alimony, Property Settlement, and Domestic Violence. 

Compass Center legal programs strive to make legal information regarding NC Family Law accessible to everyone that needs it. We have several legal programs that provide free legal information based on your need. These programs are listed below, however, if you are unsure of which program best suits you, give us a call at 919-968-4610 and we’d be happy to discuss the best fit!

Please note: We do not have attorneys on staff or provide pro-bono attorneys. Our programs are meant to help you feel more informed and not meant to take the place of legal consultations.

Legal Programs

Legal Information Service (LIS) provides the opportunity to speak with a volunteer attorney by phone for 15 minutes to discuss legal issues including divorce, child custody, consumer law, tenants' rights, etc. This service may help you clarify your legal issue(s) and is suggested for those that have specific questions to ask.

 Attorneys offer information only, not advice, consultation, or representation. Call Compass Center for Women and Families at 919-968-4610 to schedule a free evening appointment. This service is only available for residents of North Carolina.

Compass Center partners with UNC Law school to provide two 30-minute meetings with a law student.  During your first appointment, the law student will assess your situation and ask you all pertinent questions in order to write your memo. No information is provided at the initial meeting. After your meeting, the law student will conduct legal research, and composes an official law school memo with relevant information regarding NC Family Law. This memo is reviewed and edited by an attorney prior to your follow-up meeting. During your follow-up meeting, the law student will present their findings and talk through the memo with you. You are given a copy of the memo for your records.

This service may help you clarify your legal issue(s) and can . Law students offer information only, not advice, consultation, or representation. Call Compass Center for Women and Families at 919-968-4610 to schedule a free evening appointment.

Written by attorneys for those of us who aren’t - our Family Law Book is available to read in the office or to take home for $15 or a donation. This book simplifies North Carolina Family Law while also helping you navigate through the emotional side of divorce, separation, mediation, equitable distribution, custody and domestic violence. Order the book Online here. Call us for more information 919-968-4610.

Though we don’t have attorneys on staff to provide free consultations, we have a database of attorneys referrals for Chapel Hill, Durham, and Carrboro for a low cost or reduced initial consultation fee.  While most of our resources pertain to family law, our attorney referral database includes areas of the law outside of family law like: bankruptcy, wills and estates, traffic law, guardianship and more. Give us a call to obtain a list of attorney referrals 919-968-4610.

Compass Center partners with three local attorneys to provide free Family Law Workshops every month! This service will help you gain clarity on North Carolina Family Law and your rights during separation and divorce. If you are unsure of where to start or which questions to ask - start with our Family Law Workshop!

Compass Center partners with local attorneys: John Miskey, Sarah Carr D’Amato, and Laura Kastner to provide free Family Law Workshops every month. Workshops are held in our office, last around 90-minutes, and are open to the public. Attendees are encouraged, but not required to participate in the discussion.

Topics for workshops vary due to the attendee’s needs, however each workshop covers Family Law in North Carolina:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Spousal Support
  • Property Distribution
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Domestic Violence
We have legal resources to help you find assistance with a variety of legal issues.

 

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