Ward Family Law Group

#GIVINGTUESDAY November 29, 2022

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to each of you!  We are extremely blessed and grateful for your referrals, support, and friendship this past year.  It’s Giving Tuesday, and we are continuing our tradition of recognizing your support of our firm by making charitable donations to three organizations that we believe make an impact in our communities.  This year we are focusing our efforts on organizations that are committed to improving the lives… Read More

DOES EMOTIONAL ABUSE QUALIFY AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

Domestic violence and abuse can take the form of many behaviors and could be a one-time incident or a pattern of behaviors. In abusive relationships, an aggressor will use tactics such as bullying, manipulation, embarrassment, isolation, blame shifting, gaslighting, threatening, and injuring to control their victim. The abuser isn’t always a spouse/partner, they can be a person you are dating or even a family member. The most common forms of abuse are physical (hitting, punching,… Read More

Dale V. Stephenson virtually judged round one of the 2022 All Star Bracket National Trial Competition

Dale V. Stephenson virtually judged round one of the 2022 All Star Bracket National Trial Competition wherein law students across the country presented and defended their case. This year’s case centered around whether a mob boss murdered the victim in retaliation of the victim’s former witness testimony. Having coached students and winning a national trial competition herself, Dale understands first-hand the hard work, determination and dedication that goes into preparing a case for trial. 

What is a Parenting Coordinator and What are the Benefits to Working with One?

Child custody cases can result in a lot more than a Court Order setting out the physical custody schedule and legal custody terms. Feelings of anger, frustration, distrust and resentment are all common occurrences following child custody litigation. In some cases, called “high conflict” custody cases, a pattern of the following occurs: excessive litigation, anger and distrust between the parents, verbal abuse or domestic violence between parents or difficulty communicating about and cooperating in the… Read More

Ryan Named in “The Best Lawyers in America”

Ward Family Law Group is pleased to announce that Attorney Ryan M. Tarrant is once again recognized in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber work in Family Law. He has been recognized since 2018. We are incredibly proud of Ryan’s continuous achievements and his continued dedication to his clients and the profession. For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the profession and the… Read More

Dale Recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America”

Ward Family Law Group is pleased to announce that Attorney Dale Stephenson is recognized in the third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ for her high caliber work in Family Law. This recognition acknowledges her outstanding reputation as an attorney and advocate, and we are extremely proud of Dale’s accomplishment and her continued dedication to her clients and the profession. For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the… Read More

Please Welcome Karen Payne to the Ward Family Law Group Team

Announcing Our New Wake Forest Location

Best family and divorce attorneys in Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Morrisville, and Wake Forest, NC

North Carolina Finishes 11th Place at National High School Mock Trial Championship

This past weekend, Ward Family Law Group attorney, Dale V. Stephenson, co-coached Broughton High School’s Mock Trial team to finish in the Top Fifteen at the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Forty six teams competed at Nationals from every region across the country – including a team from South Korea. Dale’s team represented the great state of North Carolina and competed among the very best of High School Mock Trial advocates in the United… Read More

Broughton High School Mock Trial Team Advances to Nationals

Please join us in congratulating Ward Family Law Group attorney Dale Stephenson and her Broughton High School Mock Trial Team, who will be representing North Carolina at the National High School Mock Trial Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan. While in law school, Dale began coaching Broughton’s Mock Trial team alongside attorney and co-coach, Chris Nichols.  Broughton’s Mock Trial team consists of three seniors and three juniors. At both Regional and State competition, they alternated between prosecution… Read More

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