Steve Woodard’s practice is currently limited to family law mediations, with special concentration on equitable distribution cases. He is a North Carolina State Bar board certified specialist in Family Law and is a Fellow of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is no longer actively practicing law at this time as his practice is solely in family law mediations.
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Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
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