Goldsboro Family Law Lawyer
Kristy received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her time at UNC, she worked with PlayMakers Repertory Company and studied abroad at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom.
After college, Kristy taught Algebra and Pre-Algebra at Goldsboro High School before leaving for law school. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2007, where she was the Symposium Editor for the Journal of Gender, Race & Justice.
After law school, Kristy returned to North Carolina to begin her legal career. Prior to joining Everett, Womble & Lawrence, she spent seven years in private practice in Wilmington, with a focus on Family Law. Kristy has argued cases in Civil and Superior Court as well as at the North Carolina Court of Appeals
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Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.