After a failed marriage of 26 years, 5 children and a two year custody battle; I knew becoming a family lawyer was my dream.
I have been a nurse since 1991, I spent the first years of my career delivering babies at Forsyth Hospital. After 5 years, I discovered that I really wanted to be at home with my children and I started a Nursing Triage Company that now operates in almost 1/2 of the United States.
I had the perfect life, a company that was successful and allowed me to be a mom. Then; my life was turned upside down by a divorce. Three of my children still were at home and the battle began.
After many times of being told that my children would be taken from me, I decided to attend law school. My education taught me how to gain primary custody of the most beautiful gifts that God has ever given me-our children.
The ideal situation is when two parents realize they must co-parent effectively for the sake of their children, but this does not always happen.
In my own custody battle, the judge referred to me as a bulldozer, but sometimes in life you must destroy all the negative in your life, so you can build the life you deserve.
If you need a bulldozer, then I am the attorney for you. If you can effectively co-parent, then I am the attorney for you. If you are not sure what to do next, then I am the attorney for you.
We do not enter marriage saying, “I do”, with the thought of divorce, but it happens. If you do, and decide it was not a great idea, I can undo.
We all deserve happiness and peace of mind, and sometimes all you need is God, and an attorney to fight for you.
Wendy Smith MSN/MBA, Esquire
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
- North Carolina
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Elon University
- North Carolina Bar Association
- North Carolina State Bar # 53617
- Greensboro Bar Association
- - Current
- Q. What do I do if my ex wife is wanting to move my son out of NC without a custody agreement ?
- A: You need to hire an attorney ASAP to file a custody complaint and prevent the move.
- Q. What does a gs 14-72a less than 100.00 taken what will happen to me
- A: The taking of property valued at less than $1,000, or receiving property valued at less than $1,000 is a class 1 misdemeanor in North Carolina. A class 1 misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 120 days in jail if you have five or more prior convictions (other than infractions). With no prior convictions or with less than five prior convictions a class 1 misdemeanor carries a maximum punishment of 45 days in jail. However, rather than active time, misdemeanors can be punished by probation, community service, or a split sentence (a combination of active time and probation). Depending on your prior record level and type of crimes you have previously been convicted of, if any, a judge will likely order some sort of probation and order that the victim be paid back.
- Q. Ex wants me to either inc. my child support from $371 to $718 or let her claim child for taxes. What is better option?NC
- A: In order to truly evaluate your answer, I would need more information—I.e. your income, her income, extraordinary expenses, what does your previous custody order say, etc.