The minds of family law attorneys are amazing
(and scary) things! See for yourself…


Q&A: Worried About Money

Q&A: Worried About Money

Question:  I have been married for 12 years to my husband.  He only works part-time.  Will I owe him alimony and if so how much and for how long?  - Worried About Money Dear Worried About Money: Alimony (and it’s kissing cousin Post Separation Support) are paid by a...

read more

Don’t Understand

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: Do I need to file for separation?  How is that different from divorce? -Don’t Understand   Answer: Dear Don’t Understand: Separation is the date you and your spouse start to live separately – not in separate rooms in the same...

read more

Duct Tape Needed

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: I am supposed to co-parent with my ex, but he is impossible.  He constantly tells the children things they should not know – how much I receive in child support, that I have a new boyfriend, or things about our marriage that are in...

read more

That’s Mine!

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: My mother passed away 5 years ago and left me some family land.  About 3 years ago my husband and I cashed in some investments and built a house.  I found my husband cheating with my friend.  Since I inherited the land, are both...

read more


Latest Tweets

Janet Gemmell @CapeFearDivorce
Legal Questions ? and Domestic Violence Month: via @YouTube
h J R
Janet Gemmell @CapeFearDivorce
What do you want to know?: via @YouTube
h J R
Janet Gemmell @CapeFearDivorce
CFFL_About Us Film_Final_Web: via @YouTube
h J R
Janet Gemmell @CapeFearDivorce
CFFL Movie #1: via @YouTube
h J R


How porn addiction affects marriage and causes divorce

I know that about 1/4 of my clients or their spouses are addicted at any point in time. What is so bad about an addict's life? Why do they turn to drugs or porn? They own houses, cars, kids, pets, savings, vacations, and tons of stuff. Many of my clients, and maybe...

Divorce is a death that is filled with sorrow.

I recently read A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, which I highly recommend especially during the time of a divorce. One quote hit me like a ton of bricks: “Sorrow is unreliable in that way. When people don’t share it there is a good chance that it will drive them...

Attorneys in Other Areas of Practice

Butler & Butler, L.L.P. – Bankruptcy Attorneys, New Hanover County The Cole Law Firm – Criminal Attorney, New Hanover County McKinney & Justice, PA – Immigration Attorney, New Hanover County T.W. Kerner, PLLC – Business Attorney, New Hanover County Goolsby Law...


The Truth About Children & Divorce: Dealing With Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive (Emery) Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce (J. Pedro-Carroll) The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together...

Child Support

N.C. Child Support Guidelines  – Child Support Resource, North Carolina N.C. Child Support Calculator – Rosen Law Firm, North Carolina N.C. Division of Social Services – N.C. Department of Health and Human Services N.C. Child Support Enforcement – eChild Support,...

Collaborative Attorneys

Cape Fear Family Law has put together this information to help you find exactly what or who you need to help you through your crisis. Our resources page is not all-inclusive. Our goal is to help you find a fair, economical, and satisfying resolution to your dispute in...

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Shelter & Hotline (Wilmington) 910-343-0703 North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence 888-232-9124 Brunswick County, Hope Harbor Home 910-754-5726 Pender County, Safe Haven of Pender 910-259-8989...

Family Law Attorneys in Other Counties

Separating Together – Adrian J. Davis, Wake County Hatcher Law Group – Rowan, Stanly and Union Counties Rosen Law Firm – Durham, Cabarrus, Wake, Orange, Gaston, Johnston, Mecklenburg...

Mental Health and Support Groups

Dr. Phillip Sharp – Psychologist, New Hanover County Insight Health Services – Linda Whitlock, MSW, New Hanover County Integrated Therapy Associates – Yael Gold, Ph.D., New Hanover County Wilmington CareNet Counseling Center – David D. Sylvester, M.A., L.P.C., New...

Parent Classes – Support Groups

Cooperative Parenting & Divorce – Local program that offers an interactive, comprehensive resources for parents to examine the complex reality of parenting apart.  For info: 910-256-6163 Making Two Homes Work – Online educational program that examines the impact...

Private Investigators

Lighthouse Investigative – Serving the Wilmington, NC area and beyond, Lighthouse Investigative stands by to provide you with the information you need at a competitive price. Bert Croom, LLC – Private Investigations, New Hanover County Cape Fear Investigative Services...