Apple Payne Law, PLLC is a law firm dedicated to quality, personal and professional legal services in and around the Piedmont Triad. Our law firm focuses on family law, estate planning, business, & traffic law, which includes divorce, spousal support, child custody, adoptions, and domestic violence cases; estate planning, including trusts, wills, power of attorney, health care power of attorney and living wills; business advising, setup, review, contracts; as well as all traffic issues (speeding, seat belt infractions, stop sign infractions, moving violations, driving without a license, and more). We are focused on providing detail-oriented, professional legal services primarily in and around the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina. While we are focused on primarily serving clients in Forsyth and Alamance counties, we are willing to serve clients from Alamance County all the way to the mountains of Boone, NC. We have represented clients in Watauga, Avery, Ashe, Surry, Stokes, Wilkes, Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell, Iredell, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham, Rowan, Davidson, Chatham and Harnett counties.
Our firm is flexible with our clients to meet their legal needs. We also never close a file until the finished product meets the client’s expectations. We come from hard working backgrounds and will work our hardest to help you get a satisfactory resolution in your case.
Our featured services
We take the pain out of divorce by handling everything from separation agreements to equitable distribution of property and assets.
Child custody cases are complex and emotional, so we work to make cases involving biological children, step-parent rights, and grandparent rights go as smoothly as possible.
A divorce can throw a wrench in your finances, but we can help get you back on track with spousal support (post separation support), alimony, and child support.
Other Family Law
Other family law issues that we focus on include adoption, domestic violence cases, emancipation, termination of parental rights, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Mr. Apple is a certified mediator and can serve as a mediator for your case. Mr. Apple primarily accepts mediations in Forsyth and Rockingham counties.
Whether it's a simple will leaving everything to your spouse and/or kids, or a complex will with multiple bequests with a trust, we can help make sure your estate is prepared the way you want. Need one on short notice? We will be glad to accommodate that too!
Want to protect your family's inheritance, or protect yourself from a medicare/medicaid spend down? We can help protect your valuable assets, including insurance proceeds and investments with a trust.
Power of Attorney
Whether it's a durable power of attorney, power of attorney for childcare, a limited power of attorney, or a health care power of attorney, we have you covered!
For those who have had to watch a loved one suffer, or have specific requests about being end-of-life support, we can help prepare a North Carolina Living Will (also commonly referred to as a DNR, or Do Not Resuscitate), so you don't suffer, and loved ones will know exactly what your wishes are.
Other Areas of Law
Setting up a new business, looking over contracts, guiding you through client disputes, and drafting agreements are just a few of the ways Apple Payne Law has your business covered. Whether it is a one-time need or a regular, ongoing service you need, we are here to help!
Running late to work? License expired? Forget to get your tags renewed? Whether it is that, or any other motor vehicle violation, we can help you minimize its impact on your driving record AND your insurance.
Fighting improper or excessive discipline in schools, especially as it involves students with IEP (Individualized Education Program) needs, learning disabilities, physical or mental impairments and/or other impairments. We represent both students and teachers in disputes.
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, Apple Payne Law has the knowledge to help you make your situation right. Evicting a non-paying tenant, or suiting a landlord for failure to maintain a unit in accordance with state law, we have experienced counsel ready to help!
At Apple Payne Law, we pledge to you prompt and courteous service, whether we are able to accept your case or not. Contact us today!
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"After losing all hope of never getting custody of my children Ron Payne changed it all! I went to North Carolina in hopes for visitation. Ron kept me up to date with what was going on through the whole trial process. The closing argument alone made me feel like I was unbroken I thought I could never sound that good. As a result of his knowledge of family law I know can say I have FULL CUSTODY of my 2 sons. I can not say thank you enough to the man that change mine and my families life forever!"
"Was able to utilize Mr. Apple's expertise in both Family and Personal Injury in the past 12 months. Experiencing the death of a parent along with the responsibility of insuring their last wishes were honored was made so much more manageable because Mr. Apple handled every aspect of the process allowing me time to grieve my loss. During this same grieving time frame, my son was injured in a serious rear-end collision . With just one phone call, Mr. Apple took the lead and was with my family until the case was settled. Mr. Apple was the attorney for my parents - he has been my attorney for more than 25 years and now he is my son's attorney. When you have the best - you stay with it."
"We were represented by Ron Payne in a small claims court proceeding. A customer accused us of faulty work. Ron was skilled at his job and understood our position completely. He "blew away" the opposing lawyer with his professionalism and knowledge of the situation."
"He helped rewrite our will to accomplish the things we wanted to happen. This was somewhat difficult because ours is a second marriage with separate grown children and grandchildren. He was careful to check on all the details and helpful in making corrections until we got what we wanted."
"Ron Payne is a very knowledgeable attorney who is well-respected in the profession and sensitive to the needs of his clients. He did a fine job representing me in an emergency child custody case. I was awarded emergency custody of my son after consulting with at least two other lawyers, who were doubtful I would be granted the custody I was seeking. Mr. Payne is able to answer tough questions and handles himself very well in court. He is accessible, returning calls and answering emails in a prompt manner."
"Ron and his staff go above and beyond to make sure they get the case taken care of. Friendly and affordable. Everyone who I have referred to him has been 100% satisfied. Can't ask for much more than that!"
"Without fail, in Bill's representation of my family law case he was knowledgeable of the law in any given situation, fully available when I needed his counsel, clear in communicating my responsibilities and choices, and ultimately compassionate and ethical in dealing with the realities of my case. I won't hesitate to call on him again, should the need arise. And I now count him as one of my dearest friends."
"So I am a great procrastinator.. I've known for a long time I needed to do family planning with 5 kids and all. When my husband and I were taking our first trip out of the country it seemed like my time had ran out. Fortunately we had Ron Payne to save the day. He worked quickly in putting together our will and family trust for us. He was thorough and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to family law. I have peace of mind right now knowing my family Is protected."
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