Family

2019 NC Family Law Rising Stars Magazine Header
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the third straight year to the North Carolina Family Law Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to [...]
Ron Payne, 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star North Carolina
Apple Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & partner Ronald D. Payne II was selected for the second straight year to the North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this [...]

Adoption Basics in North Carolina

Our firm frequently gets questions about adoption in North Carolina and we hope to answer some of the more common questions here for you! First, does your firm handle adoptions? YES! We handle ALL kinds of adoptions at Payne Law, PLLC – from the more simple step-parent or relative adoptions to complicated interstate adoptions involving […]

A Prayer for our teachers

As we start back to school here in North Carolina, I'm reminded of my days in the classroom and of the victories and struggles that lie ahead. As many of you know, my wife is also a teacher and Mary is a former teacher and likewise married to a teacher. We also have our own [...]

Do you find yourself wondering if you need to be hiring a family law attorney? Maybe your spouse has hinted at divorce, or your ex is threatening to withhold the kids for summer vacation if you don’t do ______ the way they want you to. Possibly you both know a separation is coming and you […]

Everything you wanted to know about legal separation and separation agreements in North Carolina: A question we often get at our office is what are the legal requirements for separation and separation agreements in North Carolina. So, here’s a short article to help you understand what is (and is not!) required for a legal separation [...]
2017 Super Lawyers Magazine Ron Payne Rising Star
Ronald D. Payne II, Firm Founder and Senior Managing Partner Payne Law, PLLC is honored to announce that firm attorney & senior managing partner Ronald D. Payne II has been selected to the 2017 North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research [...]

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, one of the most iconic couples of the past decade, are separating. Angelina filed for divorce, stating that their separation began on September 15, 2016. While most news articles claim that the divorce was made for the “health of the family,” there are rumbles that Brad’s substance abuse and anger […]

Last week, we wrote about David Bowie. This past Sunday, we had the privilege of watching the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl 50, among 15 or so of our family and friends. When it was all said and done, unfortunately my Carolina Panthers lost, but not until the put up a good fight against […]

Can I get Emergency Custody? That’s a question we answer on an almost daily basis. North Carolina, like most states, very strictly controls emergency custody. Unfortunately, almost 90% of the time, the answer is that emergency custody would NOT be granted by the judge. But there are two general situations when it will be granted: