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Cape Fear Family Law

Divorce lawyer in Wilmington, NC
Reviews: 64 | Overal Rating: Good
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
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Review Left On 02/27/2020
Chewbacca Fan

If you are looking for lawyers that will stick with you through thick and thin do NOT go with these people. They came up with excuses that we were dragging our feet and dss got involved but they took 3 months and 2 tries to FINALLY get us papers and when we took two weeks to look over and discuss the papers with the other parties that were on the papers they dropped us. Wanted no part of us and said they would give us some money back but I’m sure it won’t be near the full amount even though they really didn’t do anything.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Nicoa Dunne

During a very sensitive time I felt supported, seen and heard while at the same time received some great tough love advice I know I needed while going through my divorce. I highly recommend Cape Fear Family law!
Review Left On 02/27/2020

I’ve tried several lawyers in the past and struggled to get consistent communication, but not at Cape Fear Family Law! Brittany Hall and her team went above and beyond for my family. She never left a question unanswered. Responded to emails at all hours. Incredible service! Thank you so much for all you have done!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Kristine Smith

Jessica Arthur and Ashly Clark were thorough, attentive, prompt, and empathetic. Any time I had a question I was immediately answered. Their pricing is fair and clear. They did not tack on unnecessary hourly fees and were constantly in contact with me and working for the best interest of my case and my children. Highly recommend this office.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Gotta Lose Weight

My lawyer, Brittany Hall, is absolutely amazing! When I was nervous about my court hearing she made sure I was comfortable and went through a step-by-step plan on how things would go. She made sure I was ready and all my fears were gone!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Lemetrius Nolan

I would recommend Cape Fear Law. They are very knowledgeable and I appreciate everything they have done.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Brandon Boyd

I would recommend Cape Fear Family Law to anyone!!! Janet, Brittany and Amy were all very pleasant to work with. I was always kept up to speed with everything that was going on through the entire process and could relax a little during that difficult time because I trusted that they had my best interest in mind. They are strong advocates for their clients and I truly believe that they all actually care, which can be hard to come by sometimes. They are very professional, compassionate, and easy to work with. I can't say enough good things about Cape Fear Family Law! :)
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Lorianna Newman

I cannot say enough positive things about the practice and Brittany! Brittany Hall was my attorney and treated me with total respect and I felt an immediate sense of connection, understanding, and compassion. While having a very friendly connection she never failed to be extremely professional and kept all communication open, honest, and easy. I never had to wonder if she was working on my case or where she was at with it. She kept me alert every step of the way with progress or any hold-ups. Her representation in the courtroom was aggressive and bullet-proof. I had a rather difficult case and she never let that stop her from steaming forward and fighting for my needs. She is extremely knowledgeable, wise, and quick! She also worked with me to help me know exactly what to expect in the courtroom. I absolutely love her and highly recommend her!
The practice also was very welcoming and everyone is very kind and professional. I love their system online that they use to upload all documents for review and download. I always had immediate access to every document. I definitely recommend CFFL!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Linsey Nelson

Flexible, affordable, and easy to work with! Helped me with an amended separation agreement and assisted me with advice in filing my own divorce. Didn't feel pressured and they were genuinely looking out for me, not just trying to "get a buck". For my first experience working with legal counsel, I would definitely recommend to any of my friends to use Janet and her team!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
CS Smith

Being married 30 yrs, I never imagined I’d be hiring a divorce attorney. Hiring Janet was by far the wisest decision I made during a traumatic separation & divorce. Her experience, wit, exceptional intelligence & compassion are what got me through. She always went above & beyond to help me separate emotions from the end result- a successful financial settlement! She tirelessly continues to represent me in contempt of court issues. I can’t say ENOUGH great things about Janet, Jessica & Ashly!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Mary Lynn Crawford

Going through the process of divorce was one that I never anticipated or wished to experience. I questioned myself, my choices, my ex-spouse, but the one thing I never questioned was retaining Cape Fear Family Law to help me navigate the process. Throughout the past year and a half, I've worked closely with both Janet Gemmell and Jessica Arthur; each of whom were relentless advocates for me both in and out of the courtroom. I appreciated their willingness to speak truth to me in the midst of a situation that was entirely overwhelming and I felt the support of the entire practice whenever I stepped into the office. They were available to me outside of office hours and offered me a sense of security and confidence that I'm sure I would never have otherwise felt. I cannot recommend CFFL enough. If you must go through the pain of divorce, please make sure you find attorneys who will serve you with loyalty, wisdom, compassion, and knowledge. In my opinion, you find all of this and more at Cape Fear Family Law.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Jordanne Cress

This law firm, specifically Jessica and Ashley, has been unbelievable in supporting our family the past few years. The concern and care we recieved on top of incredible counsel is something we will not soon forget. My family and I will definitely recommend this location to anyone needing counsel in Family Law. Thank you!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Constance Cumbee

Jessica and Ashly are the best of the best! Every question is answered in a timely manner and communication is always a top priority. They both go above and beyond to help you get what you came for. I would recommend Cape Fear Family to anyone in need of top-notch representation in family law matters.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Amanda Dabideen

5 stars isn’t enough! Words can’t even begin to describe Jessica Arthur! You are absolutely amazing! Not only at what you do but overall! I couldn’t of wished for a better attorney. You have gone above and beyond for my family! From the very beginning you genuinely cared. I never once felt like a “case” of yours. I highly recommend Jessica to anyone who is in need for her services. Both Jessica and Ashly never left anything unanswered at any time, they would even answer questions before being asked! They were always there within minutes to get in touch with, whenever I needed them. Always so thorough! True professionals who know what they are doing and who genuinely care. Thank you for paying very close attention to every detail and being at my side. The words thank you will never be enough.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Nate Thomas

I’ve gone through what most lawyers and even judges thought was a one of a kind custody case, the complexities of which had multiple judges in multiple states in confusion. Words cannot explain how wonderful the Cape Fear Family Law have been in these circumstances, especially Waneta Ellis. Mrs Ellis’s knowledge and understanding of the law is remarkable, both in explaining the particulars of the case in layman’s terms to me as well as her presence and demeanor in the courtroom. You truly feel you have a lawyer that is not only concerned for her clients, but passionate about justice and the law. Mrs Ellis and her legal team went above and beyond, not only in the courtroom, but out of it as well. She and the team kept up consistent and frequent communication with me, and quickly explained anything I didn’t fully understand. I feel I owe so much more than the surprisingly reasonable fees they charged for their long, hard hours and dedication to my case. Mrs Ellis and the Cape Fear Family Law are the gold standard any lawyer and law firm should be held to.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
marlina raley

This group is amazingly awesome! Janet is the most honest, direct and helpful lawyer you will ever meet. You will never have to worry whether or not you are getting nickle'd and dimed.. . she is so efficient at what she does and I am so appreciative of a lawyer that doesn't play games. She works hard and gets the job done efficiently! You will not find a more ethical lawyer! Thank you Cape Fear Family Law!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Scott Henderson

While a difficult and trying time, the team at Cape Fear Family Law made everything as easy as possible and took me through the whole process step-by-step. Janet and the staff were incredibly professional and really took the time to listen to my needs and understand what I was asking. You actually walk out feeling like someone cares and is looking out for you best interests. I highly recommend choosing Cape Fear Family Law to represent you if needed.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Melinda Levy

I highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law. Fantastic team of hard working and amazing people. Special shout out to Jessica and Ashly – thank you!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Billy Callahan

Was very pleased with their work. Was well informed through out entire process.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Rob Sweet

I highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law. Brittany and Amy were amazing. Going through a divorce is very difficult and traumatic. I felt that Brittany and Amy, along with everyone else I interacted with there genuinely cared about me and my case. This practice came highly recommended to me, but initially I was a little concerned that a family law practice of women attorneys would tend favor the side of the wife. Nothing could be farther from the truth. They cared about me and my side of the divorce issues and didn't pull any punches. Brittany is a force to be reckoned with. They don't call her "the pit-bull" for nothing! Amy was also very patient with all of my many questions, always had everything organized and in order and communication was very good. I hope to never need their services again, but if I do, I know I will be in good hands. My most sincere thanks to everyone at Cape Fear Family Law!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Elizabeth Bischoff

If you’re going thru a very bad life experience one of the things you often need is help; and, Cape Fear Family Law will certainly be that for you, as their client. Janet and Brittany and their staff are fantastic at what they do, are there for you, truthful with you, and all you could want in representation. Let them help you, you’ll be glad you did.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Robert Kennedy

Waneta & Amy are a powerful duo. I live out of state and was concerned at first finding a law firm to trust. After my first consult over the phone with Waneta. I was at ease. They went above and beyond with my emergency custody leading to sole custody case. Response via text/email/phone calls were as if you were talking to family. Fast and caring. Although not an ideal situation to be in. It was nice to know they cared and I wasn’t just another “client”. At the end of the day going through what we went through, I know truly has changed and is going to continue to change my son’s life in a positive way and that’s what mattered to me. A simple google review doesn’t do it justice of how caring they were/are.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Antoinette Sophia

While it was unfortunate that I found myself in need of her services, I am extremely fortunate to have been able to have Janet as my representation through my divorce. Her name was given to me as a referral, and she was just what I needed. She is a terrific attorney. Assertive and knowledgeable, Janet truly works for the best interests of her clients. My experience with Cape Fear Family Law was an exceptional one, and I would recommend them to anyone in need. Thanks again Janet and Amy for everything!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Trish K83

I was very impressed with the service I received. What really impressed me was how my options were explained. I was shown that it was not in my best financial interest to proceed. I would have spent far more in legal fees than I would have gained. Janet was friendly and professional and if I ever need legal representation she will be the one for me.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
LIS Office

The Law Office of Cape Fear Family Law is a great firm to fight for your legal battles in court. They are very knowledgeable and will not let you down when your day in court is scheduled. Get your case resolved not just handled or taken care of. Highly recommend this firm.
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Claressa Robinson

I used Cape Fear Family Law on my recent case to have child support re-evaluated. My attorney was Waneta Ellis, who was very professional, and guided me every step of the way. I live in another state and so I had to do all correspondence through emails, and phone calls. She was always available to answer my many of questions, never rushed me, and was truly vested in helping me win the case. She didn’t sugar coat anything, told me the concerns and possibilities of every scenario possible. I was extremely pleased with Waneta, and will use her again in the future if needed! I would recommend her to any of my family and friends looking for a down to earth, professional, hardworking attorney!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Shaena Backman

This lawyer is the best money can buy in the state of North Carolina, and I know because I called them all looking for someone to take my case that could handle it. She helped me get my daughter back! We ended up with a complete reversal of the order even though the judge had only been awarding split custody. She told me what I had to do and prepped me well. She knew exactly what to say and do at all times! She wasn't afraid to tell me the harsh things that I needed to hear. I will definately hire her again with any other custody problems I may come across in the future. She was organized and brilliant. I am the happiest I've ever been in my life now. Thank you so much Brittany!!!

She may be a little woman, but she was the biggest person in the court house that day♡
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Joel Backman

Wow !!!! Wow !!!! Wow !!!! Just got custody of my Granddaughter back in dramatic fashion!!! Been crying tears of joy all night !!! Cape Fear Family Law was the best decision we made in this long drawn out process. Could not have hoped or asked for a better outcome !!!! Every person on their staff was very professional courteous and thorough!!! But our lawyer was the very best part . Brittany you are sooo awesome !!! She's about 5 foot tall and hundred pounds soaking wet , but in the courtroom shes 6 foot 7 and 350 !!!! Wow !!! Wow !!! Wow !!! You are a special person that we will always be thankful for. I can't thank you enough , and I want you to know my tears are falling again as i write this. God Bless you , your family , and Cape Fear Family Law !!!! I would very very very highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law for anyone needing A family law attorney!!! They are the very best !!! Wow !! Wow !!! Wow !!!
Review Left On 02/27/2020
Eddie Wilkins

Janet and her associates are a great team! From the first time I met with Janet I knew I was in good hands. She makes you feel very comfortable in any situation. Her associates kept me in the loop every step of the way. Granted my situation wasn’t as difficult as others but I believe this team would definitely fight for you till the end. I highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law. You won’t regret it!! Thank you Janet and team!
Review Left On 02/22/2020
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Review Left On 02/13/2020
John Davis

I am delighted to write this review regarding my experience with Cape Fear Family Law, specifically with Matthew Geiger. I was going through a Marital Separation last year and making a purchase of a Home on my own. My situation was a bit different in that my Spouse And I were Not “unfriendly” or trying to be uncooperative with each other in any way. However, it still required legal stipulations as to the home purchase. Matthew handled every detail in a professional, and timely manner for me, and I actually had a smooth and successful outcome, with both the selling of my Marital Residence as well as the Purchase Of my new Home. I would gladly recommend Cape Fear Family Law To Anyone in need of an affordable and experienced Legal Representation in the time of Need! JD
Review Left On 02/06/2020
Matt Wiles

Janet and Jessica are very professional, prompt ,and extremely supportive . They always respond to any questions or concerns in a speedy manner. Thank you both for all you do.
Review Left On 12/27/2019
Melanie Ellis

I have worked with Janet and Amy over the last couple years for an ongoing issue with my grandson. When the opportunity presented itself this past September, I had to reach out to them once again. Matthew was brought into the mix. I can honestly say that all 3 have given me a sense of comfort in their timeliness of responding, whether during business hours or after. I loved the concept of a flat rate so that I didn't feel that every time I had a question, it would cost me another dime. These folks helped us gain a life for my grandson that he so deserves and I am forever grateful to each and every one of them.
Review Left On 12/27/2019
Brett Lyons

Janet and her team were very quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. As well as very great communication keeping me in the loop with everything
Review Left On 12/27/2019
Jackie Sledge

Ashley and the entire team were amazing. A divorce is a very tough thing to go through but the entire team at Cape Fear family Law were amazing. I highly recommend them
Review Left On 11/27/2019
cristiano palermi

Brittany Hall was my attorney on a long journey, she was always available when I needed guidance and answers in this complicated battle I had to go thru, her expertise and professionalism helped at its best! Cape fear family law it’s a great family, always there for you in any circumstances, they are great! Thank you for all you have done for me and my kids!
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Benjamin Beecher

I don’t usually leave Google reviews, but after such a wonderful experience, I now feel compelled. Legal issues can be intimidating and complicated, but Brittany took her time and helped me through this process with compassion and patience. My emails were also responded to promptly, phone calls taken or returned same day, and all court filings handled professionally and without delay. I was made to feel comfortable throughout the whole process, and knew that I was in good hands. Thank you to Brittany and Amy for good communication, compassion, and thorough organization. I highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law.
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Ryan Griffin

I had such a wonderful experience working with this amazing law firm. Jessica Arthur and Ashly Clark were such an incredible team. I would happily hire them again. Highly recommended!
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Savanna Norris

Matthew Geiger helped my little family and I overcome and WIN the biggest battle of our life! He is so patient, kind and hardworking. Matt is truly dedicated to his work and I appreciate him every single day!
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Ron Breaux

Wanetas support for my daughter was superb. She is as feisty as they come but is also extremely kind and caring. As a father I was very comforted with the help and knowledge she was able to give to my daughter throughout the whole process. I trust her 100%.
Review Left On 10/27/2019
molly breaux

Waneta's knowledge, hard work, compassion and friendliness helped to guide me through the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. She always has my back and my best interest at heart. She is extremely easy to trust which has been a blessing while navigating through this challenging time. Amy has also been a blessing to work with. She is always on top of the details and helpful with any questions I have.
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Jayni Breaux

When I first met Waneta, I knew she was a fighter. During the time she represented us, she proved herself to be knowledgeable, daring, and compassionate. Thank you, Cape Fear Family Law and Waneta Ellis for the excellent service you provided to our family.
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Deanna Vassallo

Jessica, Ashley and the entire team have been with me through thick and thin. My situation has not been simple or easy in anyway, their knowledge of the law, court procedures and just how to handle situations when I was lost or at wits end is amazing. I ability to know that I can call or email them and get a quick response and handled professionally gives me piece of mind in a situation that has caused me many sleepless night before coming to Cape Family Law. Thank you for being there to handle my special kind of crazy!!!! And helping me save my kids! You guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Anthony Momon

I would like to thank Cape Fear Family Law, especially Brittany Hall and Amy Bender, for helping me with my custody case. On several occasions, I would hand Amy a stack of documents and receipts and she would gladly accept them. Amy would help organize the materials I gave her while Brittany made certain that everything was in order and facilitated the documentation that was presented to the judge. They meticulously organized everything I gave them and placed the materials into binders that were then organized into sub-sections. The level of detail was very impressive! The owner of CFFL was initially involved but she had confidence in Brittany to spearhead my case and that’s exactly what Brittany did! Brittany was thoughtful and patient while working with me to gather the necessary court materials. Whenever I had a question, Brittany would contact me immediately or by the end of the day, even on weekends! I mainly worked with Amy and Brittany but others at the office were also involved. It truly felt like an extended family was working on my case, so I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Cape Fear Family Law. Yes, I highly recommend CFFL for your legal needs!
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Jordanne Layman

Janet was extremely helpful and sincere with my situation during my phone consultation with her. She is the first attorney that I’ve consulted with in months that gave me some hope and wonderful legal advice and help. She took the time to review my case and walked me through all the steps that I needed to do to work towards getting my kids back from a very vindictive and malicious ex husband. She is amazing and it was a blessing to talk to her today!
Review Left On 10/27/2019
Jason Hall

They won't even return a call. I won't be using this firm.
Review Left On 09/27/2019
kyle hancock

Matthew Geiger was an amazing attorney I felt comfortable an in safe hands with him I would give him a 10/5 stars for performance I would recommend him to anyone in need of anything family wise best attorney by far I thank him
Review Left On 09/27/2019
Chris Sikes

Beware of the fees!!!! They will charge you an exorbitant amount for something that is supposed to go to trial and it never goes to trial and they will not refund the fees. Referred a best friend and she was told 6000 to cover everything in divorce but was later build 20,000 after they got the 6000.

Wish I could give it half a star.
Review Left On 09/27/2019
Alease Bridgers

Matthew Geiger has been such a pleasure to work with. He has been readily available whenever I needed him or had a question. Matt speaks in laymen terms so you know exactly what he is saying. He has been patient and understanding even when I may have not understood the first time. If you need a good lawyer that will fight for you Matt is your man. Also I might add that Cape Fear Family Law staff is awesome as well. 5 stars for Ashly Clark as well.
Review Left On 07/27/2019
Jonathan Billings

What an amazing practice! Matthew and Brittany were incredible... I would never go anywhere else. I would take a bullet for these guys.
Review Left On 07/27/2019
Uber Quezada

If you want someone that will fight for you, and that is not afraid to answer your phone calls at 10pm, this is the perfect law office for you! Matt Geiger and Janet Gemmell are the best! Could not have asked for better attorneys or a better staff. I am grateful for all they have done for my family and I. Thank you to everyone at Cape Fear Family Law, but especially to Matt Geiger and Janet Gemmell!
Review Left On 06/27/2019
Bryan Harrell

I'm grateful for my Cape Fear Family Law team. They provided experience, honest perspective, hard work and empathy that produced a positive outcome for my case. Mathew Geiger consistently went above and beyond to make sure any issues were handled right away. Janet Gemmell's expertise and attention to detail was incredibly valuable. The fee scale made it easier to get high quality, legal representation and I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone in need of family law services.
Review Left On 06/27/2019
Jannon Rogers

I am so thankful for the "team" at Cape Fear Family Law.

I personally would recommend them HIGHLY if you are going through any type of family litigation/separation/divorce.

I know this personally.

Jessica Arthur and Ashley Clark took their time reviewing my situation by getting to know me and always stayed in communication. I fully trusted them. I don't know how things would have turned out if I had not retained Cape Fear Family Law. I am so grateful for finding them.
Review Left On 06/27/2019
patricia Mitchell

Great service
Review Left On 05/27/2019
Katie Miller

Brittany Hall was my attorney through a year and a half custody battle with my ex. She was wonderful, always making an effort to address my concerns and go over any questions I had about the proceeding. She was readily available for calls and even responded to emails late at night when she was with her own family. We won our case with the best possible outcome for myself and my child. She truly cares about her clients and it shows. THANK YOU!
Review Left On 05/27/2019
Julia Mckeithian

Brittany Hall and her team are professional, responsive and very competent. I was truly impressed with their compassion for my situation and the level of caring when it came to finding the best outcome for my daughter.
Review Left On 05/27/2019
Danielle Hughes

Mathew Geiger was an amazing attorney who helped get my divorce done as soon as possible!! I am so thankful for him and the whole team at cape fear family law! I highly recommend their services!
Review Left On 05/27/2019
jose hernandez

Cape Fear Family Law is an exceptional legal firm. From the moment you walk into the warm and friendly office you know its a different type of legal firm. Jessica Arthur, Ashly Clark, Janet Gemmell, and Amy Bender were amazing! They were honest, knowledgeble, organized, available and genuinely cared. Their pricing is more than reasonable and explained in the first visit. No hidden fees were added. Jessica and Ashly were very responsive and always available. I had a wonderful experience during a very challenging time. I highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law!
Review Left On 05/27/2019
Joseph Covi

They were very helpful, professional, and on the ball when it finally started rolling. I give 5 stars for the quality work they completed on a compressed timeline. It took a long time to get an appointment scheduled, though. Don't wait for them to call you. Keep calling back if the administrative assistant doesn't call you.
Review Left On 04/27/2019
Lilly McCree Avera

Janet is an incredible attorney. She is the best that I have ever worked with. She is honest, knowledgable, and goes far and beyond for her clients. If you want someone that will have you prepared and confident walking into the courtroom, she is your girl!
Review Left On 02/27/2018
scott Sarjeant

These guys are amazing. I'm not sure why the other person said they are not responsive as I always get a reply to any email or phone call when I call them.

They are very transparent with all that is going on and will work hard to fight for what is fair.

I can't say enough good things about them.
Review Left On 02/27/2018
Bill archambo

In my guardianship case Janet did a poor job of defense and seemed to work against us...
Review Left On 02/27/2018
William Archambo

Hard to get a response back from anyone
Review Left On 02/27/2016

This is a great law firm very fair rates and they will try and try to work with you I recommend this law firm highly for any family law matter

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