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The Lea/Schultz Law Firm

Divorce lawyer in Wilmington, NC
Reviews: 11 | Overal Rating: Average
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–3PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM


Review Left On 02/27/2020

Both are excellent attorneys. Appreciate Mr. Lea’s approach. He is one of the most experienced attorneys in town, past bar leadership etc.Sound advice.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
matt turpin

I wouldn’t recommend if you want paperwork filed on time, people to be notified promptly about court, more than one word responses to multiple questions, or pretty much anything done on your case
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Ally Hlavna

It has taken me a while to get my thoughts on how best to write a review for a situation that was less than pleasant. I consulted with a couple of attorneys in the summer of 2016, when divorce reared its ugly head into my life. I instantly felt comfortable with Ryan. He was down to earth, and seemed to “understand” where I was coming from. I know that attorneys do try to “sell” their services by agreeing with you and telling you that they will be the best and get you everything you want in a divorce situation, but this simply isn’t true. Ryan didn’t over promise. The very first consultation, he told me what he thought about my situation, and didn’t promise me the world. He was up front and honest. I know most people do not think of the words honesty and attorneys/lawyers in the same sentence, but he didn’t try to sell himself to me. I appreciated this. I was in a weird state at the time, and definitely didn’t need to hear things that weren’t true (honestly, I had enough of that in my marriage). Anyway, he explained everything every step of the way. He never told me that I was calling or emailing too much, and trust me when I say, I emailed a lot. I emailed him a whole 10 page document of the situation and the past, and why I think things happened in my divorce the way they did. This information was probably not relevant to the “case”, but it was most definitely relevant to my life, and I felt like my attorney needed to know the whole story. He never once told me that I was giving him too much information, or to send it to his staff. I never felt like I was bothering him too much, and when I called “freaking” out about something that I received in the mail, he never once told me that I was over reacting or it was something I shouldn’t worry about. When it comes to my kids, there is always worry, and he understood that.
His staff is amazing and very easy to contact either through email or phone. In the court room Ryan fought for me. We got the best possible outcome for my situation. I am thankful to him as I am not sure had I chosen a different attorney that they would have understood me as well, or understood what I was looking for in the outcome. I am not sure the outcome would have been in my favor, had I chosen someone else. He knew my situation and my story in and out.
My divorce is final and custody is final and equitable distribution is final, but as in most custody cases, it is never FINAL. I am sure that my ex will file for more custody/visitation, and I will have to go back to court, and even though this chapter of my life is over, I know that Ryan will be there if I need him in the future.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Sherief Singer

Takes your money and runs! I had to get the BAR involved. Ask any attorney about him. Just look at their face.
Review Left On 11/27/2019
Jennie R White

Never used but I've met Mr.Lea and he's a truly nice person and a awesome lawyer
Review Left On 09/27/2019
Joshua Stamey

Ryan Shultz is BY FAR the most buttoned up domestic attorney in New Hanover County. Family court is emotional and it can be a nightmare. Ryan navigates the process better than anyone I've worked w/prior. No one knows the ins and outs better. If you're a parent dealing w/a painful divorce and/or child custody issue, I HIGHLY recommend you hire Ryan and let him walk you through it.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Tori Ritzman

After doing my research, I ended up choosing this law firm to handle my divorce. Paige was straight forward and honest during the phone interview. Upon receiving my one time payment of the full retainer, she was unable to be reached for weeks on end. Once I finally received my refund it could only be given in $500 increments per month. Multiple individuals in the firm do not respond to phone calls or emails in a timely manner.
Review Left On 02/27/2017
Karla Thomas

100% satisfied with my experience with the Lea/Schultz Law Firm when I first bought my business.
Review Left On 02/27/2017
Jeff Mathis

Very happy with my experience at the Lea Law Firm working with Ryan
Review Left On 02/27/2017
Bryson West

They were able to do everything they said they would do during my divorce.
Review Left On 02/27/2014
K Hanford

I found Ryan through the internet as I needed a lawyer in Wilmington. I paid $200 for a phone consultation. After speaking with him, I liked his confidence and style so I paid $2300 on a $5000 retainer. After I received his contract via email which I didn't sign, it stated that the $5000 retainer was non-refundable even if we resolved the issue quickly. I didn't feel like I needed to pay someone extra money for services that didn't balance out the pay. After finding another lawyer to handle the case three days later, I asked for my $2300 to be refunded to me. Ryan stated that his law firm only refunds a max amount of money of $500 per month which it would take me 5 months to get my full amount back. I told him that was unethical to keep my money and if he needed that money to float his firm than they didn't need to be practicing law or needed to get a new accountant. I contacted my credit card company which has put in a dispute for me. I would not recommend to use this law firm if this is how they do business!!

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