Family Law




Joint statement from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).

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Child Support Calculator

The calculation of child support involves the use of a formula which has certain variables. The most significant variables are each party's income, daycare expenses, the cost of medical insurance, and the living arrangements of the children.

Child Support Guidelines

These revised guidelines are the product of the ongoing review process conducted by the Conference of Chief District Judges. The Conference conducted a public hearing to provide interested citizens an opportunity to comment on the guidelines and also considered written comments from agencies, attorneys, judges and members of the public.

Family Law Articles

We have answered several frequently asked questions about divorce, separation, custody, and premarital agreements on our blog.

Divorce Document Checklist

When preparing for a divorce, there are several types of documents you will need to collect. Our printable list will help you stay organized.

7 Costly Divorce Mistakes

Get our guide to seven common, costly mistakes that can impact your life (and the lives of your children). 


It's a free resource for those who are starting or are in the middle of the divorce process in North Carolina. 

What Not to Do During a Divorce in NC
Missy Foard, partner at SeiferFlatow, PLLC
Missy Foard, Family Law Partner
Jamie Filliben
Jamie Filliben, Family Law Partner

Our Team

Our team of experienced North Carolina family law attorneys has the experience, knowledge, and persistence to help you through a difficult situation - whether you are facing a divorce, struggling with a child custody battle, facing challenges with alimony or child support payments, or looking to draft separation agreements or premarital agreements.

We understand the personal and intimate nature of family law and will be here to support you.



How We've Helped Others

"Missy and her legal team are the best all around. She helped me through a very difficult time and made sure I received to best outcome possible. Divorce is never something you wish for or expect to go through, but if you find yourself in this tough situation I highly recommend Missy and her team of professionals to get you through it."

"Attorney Filliben is an outstanding attorney! Very strategic, transparent, compassionate, and a man of very high character. He's extremely responsive, answered my calls even while on vacation with his family. Going through a custody case is not easy, but I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I was very worried about the bias of being the father in a custody case and hoped that I would never have to step foot in a court room. I did however have to go to court, Attorney Filliben presented all the facts and was phenomenal in the court room with a great closing statement. After almost 2 years and 8 hours in a court room The case was over and I got equal custody of my son!"

"It is hard to put into words the gratitude I have for Mr. Filliben and his team. My case was complicated at best. Many attorneys couldn't begin to figure out how to help. Mr. Filliben and Ms. Koch (Foard) worked tirelessly for months to assure my children's safety. There were times when Mr. Filliben even contacted me from remote locations while he was on vacation to make sure we were alright. He was always prepared. He is compassionate to our situation, yet knowledgable and sharp in the courtroom. Jamie never made unrealistic promises. However, he delivers. Because of this firm, I now have renewed faith in the justice system. I will never use a different attorney in the state of NC. My family is finally healing because of the blessings given through Jamie and his team."

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