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We want to:

  • Listen to each client
  • Provide individualized legal advice
  • Effectively handle legal and financial decisions
  • Keep family dynamics in mind
  • Maintain cost effective fees with the client in mind

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Cape Fear Family Law
4.8
Based on 96 reviews
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Melissa St. John
Melissa St. John

17:57 30 Nov 20
Waneta made one of the most difficult times of my life much easier to handle. She was very compassionate, professional and walked me through the entire process. I highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law.
Shannon Johnson
Shannon Johnson

01:37 10 Oct 20
Two years ago our daughter decided that being a mommy was not #1 for her. She hàd the most amazing 2 year old little boy. There are not enough words to say how my husband and I feel about this little angel! After realizing that things were not... changing , I had to jump in and protect my grandbaby. Waneta Ellis was referred to me from. Social services. I made an appt with her, and to be honest I was scared of losing my Jackson, scared of the money side of it. Waneta has been the very best. It was so hard on my heart to take my own child to court. Waneta respected me and my daughter enough not to rip my daughter apart, but knew just what to say and when to stop and that I so appreciate !! Waneta and I have stayed in contact and Yesterday our adoption was final. Waneta cried right along with me! Waneta Ellis when covid is over, dinner is on us! Anywhere you want to go! God bless you, not only as my lawyer but as a friend! We love you guys !!! Thank you for helping us keep our Jackson safe! Thank you for bringing him home where he belonged ! Thank you for just being you!read more
R T
R T

00:31 08 Sep 20
When going through a very unexpected and sensitive situation there is no better feeling than to know that you have someone by your side and that your situation is being taken care of, and that is how Cape Fear Family Law will make you feel. I want... to specially thank Mr. Matthew Geiger for his guidance, help, patience, for always making sure that things were "all good", and for the excellent job he did. He is a pleasure to work with! Also, I want to thank the behind the scenes team for all their help You guys are an awesome team! Hands down, I highly recommend Cape Fear Family Law!read more
Kastle Alford
Kastle Alford

14:01 28 Aug 20
Overall a good experience. The office staff was fantastic. I was given all the information and help that was “under contract”. My only complaint is I would have to contact the lawyer, or the office 2 to 3 times To get a call back from him. And... after they fulfilled the contract I had more questions. Matt gave me a call back and said he would be glad to help with any questions I had going forth even though they were not representing me, and he said he would send me an email with more information for me. I never got the email. The next week I had more questions due to changes in my case from the courthouse adapting to Covid 19 regulations. I reached out to Matt with more questions regarding the changes, as well as offered to pay the office for his services as far as answering my extra questions, but he never responded.So overall it was a good experience, however once they have “fulfilled” the original contract there is slim to no chance of getting help again with questions regarding the case even when offering to pay.read more
Jessica Soles
Jessica Soles

11:46 28 Aug 20
I retained Waneta Ellis- she was so great at explaining everything and answering all of my (many) questions. Very quick responses via email and/or phone and so easy to talk to! Would highly recommend her!
Terri White
Terri White

20:54 12 Aug 20
Matt Geiger from Cape Fear Family Law represented the custody of our grandson. Matt's professionalism and representation of our grandson's best interest was truly evident. We were very pleased with the outcome and would recommend this law firm to... anyone needing legal advice or representation. Thanks for all your hard work Matt!!!!read more
Maria Hamilton
Maria Hamilton

17:59 28 Jul 20
The ladies at Cape Fear Family Law are amazing. They got me a quick divorce with a very fair price. They are professional, caring, compassionate, and quick to respond to all of your questions. If you ever need legal help, these are people you can... turn to.read more
Paula Chappell
Paula Chappell

16:11 23 Jul 20
I retained Waneta Ellis as my attorney for my court case. She and her team were very quick to respond to my needs. She was able to work with me under tight timelines and very thorough in her work. Waneta was so professional, patient, and supportive... when working with me which I appreciated tremendously. I would definitely refer anyone to her for services and would reach out to her for any future legal services.read more
Kristen Shaughnessy
Kristen Shaughnessy

13:40 09 Jul 20
Waneta Ellis was a tremendous help and always ready to assist me.
Tread Snedecor
Tread Snedecor

19:57 09 Jun 20
Roy Jacobs and Amy Burge we’re both extremely professional. Friendly, On time, responsive with every change and easy to get a hold of. Would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of this type of service.
Matthew Reeves
Matthew Reeves

17:56 27 Mar 20
Matthew Geiger was an exceptional attorney. He handled my case well, and I can't even put into words the relief I felt. It was due to hard work, and diligence. I highly recommend Mr. Geiger, and this firm.
Nicoa Dunne
Nicoa Dunne

15:51 18 Feb 20
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!
John Davis
John Davis

23:29 06 Feb 20
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! JDread more
Michele
Michele

23:51 14 Jan 20
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!read more
Melanie Ellis
Melanie Ellis

13:36 12 Dec 19
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.read more
Benjamin Beecher
Benjamin Beecher

16:41 26 Oct 19
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.read more
molly breaux
molly breaux

00:11 12 Oct 19
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.read more

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Child custody and visitation are two of the most important issues that stem from a relationship failing, but they are not the only issues.  Often with relationship dissolution the financial tensions are extreme.  Managing retirement division through equitable distribution and cash flow between two homes through alimony is fraught with conflict.  We take care to guide clients through the legal landscape, out of court negotiations, and in court processes that sometimes are needed when parties cannot agree.

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WILMINGTON OFFICE

Cape Fear Family Law – Wilmington
3807 Peachtree Avenue, Suite 103,
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 210-0349

JACKSONVILLE OFFICE

Cape Fear Family Law – Jacksonville
201 New Bridge Street, Suite 108,
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 202-4063

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(877) 848-4028

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