James Williams Hart

James Williams Hart

Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Cary, NC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Florida, North Carolina
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We believe in providing useful and free information to the public so that they can make informed decisions about their case. If you are considering a legal separation or divorce in North Carolina, visit our website for more information and resources, including divorce videos, how to guides, and more.

On a personal note, I am a husband and father and live in Cary, North Carolina with my family, our spoiled black lab Lucy, and three lazy cats. When I'm not in the office, I love to stay active, be outside, and spend time with my family.

Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards, checks and e-checks.
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept contingent fees on personal injury matters only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our initial divorce assessment is $250 for the first hour, $350 for up to two hours.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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North Carolina
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Hart Law Firm, P.A.
- Current
The Law Office of James W. Hart, P.A.
Associate Attorney
Hill, Adams, Hall & Schieffelin
Asst. Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender
Ohio State University - Columbus
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Ohio Wesleyan University
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Cum Laude
Ohio Wesleyan University
Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association  # 61042
- Current
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North Carolina State Bar  # 40713
- Current
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10th Judicial District Bar
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 719943
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Articles & Publications
Death and Divorce - Estate Planning Considerations
Business Law Basics
Speaking Engagements
Death and Divorce - Estate Planning Considerations, Advanced Family Law - Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
Websites & Blogs
The Hart Law Firm, P.A.
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. In an uncontested divorce case, where defendant filed no answer, is it unusual not to have a hearing after 3 months?
A: I slightly disagree with Amanda. Whether or not you can calendar the case will depend on the rules in your county. You can file an answer agreeing with all the allegations and then file either your own motion for summary summary judgment (which you could calendar since it's your motion) or you file a notice of hearing. The rules in other counties may vary. If you are unable to calendar his case for hearing, then you should file an answer and counterclaim for absolute divorce - this way you just need to mail him a copy of your counterclaim rather than having him served via certified mail or process server.
Q. How can I get my ex husband to follow through with our vehicle property notice?
A: If you do not file for equitable distribution prior to having your divorce entered, then you waive the right to have the family court decide this issue. However, since you have a written agreement, you may still be able to seek relief in the form of a breach of contract claim. I would recommend talking to a lawyer about how to go about this. Good luck.
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Contact & Map
1143-B Executive Circle
Cary, NC 27511
Telephone: (919) 460-5422
Fax: (919) 439-5428
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