Holly Springs Divorce Lawyers

The difficult decision to end a marriage raises many questions and considerations. You will need reliable answers and personalized attention from a family lawyer who cares about you and your future. Charles R. Ullman & Associates offers compassionate legal representation to women and men in Holly Springs who need help with family law matters such as separation, divorce, alimony, child support, and division of marital property.

20 years of serving families in the triangle with family law servicesAttorney Charles R. Ullman focuses exclusively on family law and is recognized as a Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law by the North Carolina State Bar. Charles R. Ullman & Associates
has more than 20 years of experience representing family law clients in Wake County. Ullman and his legal team will take the time to understand your situation and goals for the future. He educates clients about what to expect during the process of a divorce and to consider all the issues that need to be addressed. The family law attorneys of Charles R. Ullman & Associates, based in Raleigh, serve clients in Holly Springs, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and across Wake County.

Types of Issues Our Holly Springs Family Law Attorneys Handle

Charles R. Ullman and his team understand that people who come to our law office are experiencing stress, anxiety, fear and other strong emotions. The team seeks to chart a path to help each client get themselves and their family to a better place in their lives. We will provide a timeline of how the process works and stick with you through the difficult days ahead as you transition to a better place.

Our legal team provides representation in the following types of family law matters:

Separation Agreements

If you live in Holly Springs or a surrounding area of Wake County, you would file the petition for obtaining a legal separation in Wake County District Court. You and your spouse will have to reach an understanding about issues such as child support and payment of bills in a binding separation agreement. Our legal team can help you work through the critical issues involved in a legal separation. If you are considering separating from your spouse, you should consult with a knowledgeable divorce attorney who can help you think through the important issues and protect your interests.


North Carolina has several legal concepts regarding divorce particular to the state that you should understand before deciding how to proceed. Whether the dissolution of your marriage will be accomplished by mediation, arbitration, a collaborative process or a court proceeding, our experienced divorce attorneys can guide you through the process, help you avoid common pitfalls and stand beside you every step of the way.

Child Custody

When parents separate, decisions about the care and support of the children are critical. Both parents have certain rights and obligations regarding their minor child. It is important to consider the child’s welfare first and to try to minimize the impact on the child. In a divorce, the parents may have joint custody of a child, or one parent may have sole legal custody. If the parents cannot reach an agreement on their own regarding child custody, a Family Law judge may make a determination of custody based on the best interests of the child.

Child Support

Parents have a legal duty to support their child. North Carolina child support guidelines are typically used to determine child support based on the parents’ incomes. Our attorneys can help you gather the financial documents the court requires. If your financial circumstances change, you may petition the court to revise the terms of the child support agreement.

Alimony/Spousal Support

When a couple goes separate ways, a spouse who has been dependent financially on the other during the marriage may ask for financial support, also known as alimony. The types of support include post-separation support, which is temporary until a final judgment, and alimony. It is critical to have a knowledgeable family law attorney review the implications of divorce on your financial future and negotiate a fair financial arrangement for you. Our attorneys will help you prepare an affidavit regarding your income and expenses.

Division of Assets

As part of a divorce, the court will divide the assets acquired during your marriage if you and spouse have not agreed upon a division of property. Our attorneys at Charles R. Ullman & Associates can help you understand the process of equitable distribution of assets and the factors the court will consider. There are specific steps regarding the division of marital property and several possible approaches. We will act to protect your financial rights.

Domestic Violence

Partner abuse or battering is the largest cause of injury to women between ages 15 and 44. If you have suffered domestic violence including bodily injury, fear of harm, rape or sexual assault, you should take steps to protect yourself. You may be afraid, understandably. Our attorneys can discuss the types of protective orders that you can seek and help you take the steps necessary to protect yourself and your children. A temporary restraining order can be issued immediately in a crisis situation, without the abuser being present. Our dedicated domestic abuse attorneys have assisted numerous clients in Holly Springs and throughout Wake County.

By clicking on the links above you can find additional general information and answers to frequently asked questions on our website to help you be better informed about various family law issues.

The consequences of a divorce are far-reaching and affect all members of your family. You should seek the guidance of an experienced Wake County divorce lawyer who will take the time to understand your specific circumstances and your goals moving forward. Attorney Charles R. Ullman will provide trusted guidance to help you move forward with your life. Whatever your family law needs, Charles R. Ullman & Associates has the experience to help you.

Wake County Family Court

Wake County has its own Family Law Court that hears domestic matters for residents of Holly Springs and other Wake County towns and communities. Wake Family Court judges are trained to handle issues related to family law including child custody, child support, alimony, domestic violence, division of property, and termination of parental rights. Family law is a specialized area of law with many issues to consider. It makes sense to work with a law firm that focuses solely on family law and works in this area of law every day.

Holly Springs Domestic Violence Services

InterAct of Wake County is a non-profit United Way agency that is dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault. InterAct provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Holly Springs and other communities in Wake County. The agency operates three 24-hour crisis lines and crisis counselors are available to talk with you confidentially about your safety and provide resources.

InterAct Family Safety and Empowerment Center
1012 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605

Domestic Violence 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
866-291-0855 toll free

Sexual Assault Hotline
866-291-0853 toll free

Solace Center
Provides nursing care and forensic evidence collection for female and male victims of rape and sexual assault, ages 16 years and older. Sexual assault survivors receive support from an InterAct advocate and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.919-828-3067
866-291-0854 toll free

Urban Ministries of Wake County
Offers emergency and transitional housing for women, medical care and support services to promote self-sufficiency.
1390 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 836-1642

Holly Springs and Wake County Law Enforcement

If you are trying to protect yourself from domestic violence and need immediate assistance in Holly Springs, call 9-1-1 and provide the address and a brief description of the situation. Holly Springs is one of three municipalities in Wake County with its own 911 center. If you need non-emergency law enforcement assistance with a domestic matter, contact:

Holly Springs Police Department
750 Holly Springs Road
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Non-Emergency Phone: (919) 557-9111

Wake County Sheriff’s Department
330 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: 919-856-6900

Our Holly Springs Family Law Attorneys Are Available to Help

If you need help with a family law matter, the legal team at Charles R. Ullman & Associates is ready to help. We represent clients in Holly Springs, and throughout Wake County. Our dedicated family lawyers have a detailed understanding of North Carolina family law and will use that to help you develop a plan to resolve the domestic issues while keeping in mind your long-term goals. We can stand with you through the difficult decisions involving the dissolution of a marriage and help you move forward with your life.


Charles Ullman & Associates provides you respected, experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law attorneys. You can trust us to help you through the legal process efficiently and effectively so you can transition to the next phase of your life. Our community involvement reaches beyond charitable support of important causes. We launched our own movement in Fraternities4Family and provide scholarships to able students in need.