Wake County Family Law Attorney

The family law attorneys of Charles R. Ullman & Associates are proud to serve the communities of Raleigh, Cary and surrounding areas in Wake County. We strive to provide compassionate and professional legal services to individuals and families in a wide variety of practice areas, including:

Charles R. Ullman, our firm’s founder, is a North Carolina State Bar-certified Family Law Specialist with years of experience in mediation and litigation of divorce and other family law matters in Wake County. He has developed a keen understanding of the unique issues and challenges that often arise in family law cases in North Carolina, and he knows how to develop strategies to meet our clients’ goals.

Wake County’s Specialized Court for Family Law Matters

Divorce cases and family law cases are heard in the specialized Family Law Court, which is a division of Wake County District Court. Family law cases include legal matters involving divorce, child support equitable distribution, and post-separation support. The Clerk of Court’s office is located in Room 1110 on the 11th Floor of the Wake County Courthouse in downtown Raleigh. The Clerk’s office cannot provide legal advice. You will need to hire a qualified lawyer who handles family law cases.

Attorney Charles R. Ullman is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Family Law. The law office of Charles R. Ullman & Associates is located a few blocks from the courthouse in a restored historic building known as the Leonidas R. Wyatt House in downtown Raleigh.

Raleigh’s Early History

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and the seat of state government. It was selected as the site of the state Capital in 1788 and named after Sir Walter Raleigh, an English courtier, and explorer who tried to establish the first English colony on Roanoke Island. It became known as the Lost Colony.

The city of Raleigh is an early example of a planned city with the downtown laid out in a grid pattern with the Capitol building in the center. Elements of the original grid design are still evident in the downtown parks such as Moore Square and Nash Square that were part of the plan.

A Revitalized Downtown Scene

Today, the downtown area is enjoying new vitality with old warehouses in the Warehouse District being converted to living space, shops, and galleries welcoming shoppers and many people moving downtown to live.

Raleigh has a developed a thriving restaurant scene with recognition as one of America’s hottest food cities. Downtown Raleigh has two food halls, Morgan Street Food Hall and Transfer Co. Food Hall, which house a large number of small restaurants under one roof. The food halls are a few minutes’ walk from the state Capitol.

The tree-lined streets in parts of downtown Raleigh earned the city its nickname the City of Oaks. In recognition of the nickname, the annual New Year’s celebrations in downtown Raleigh features the lowering of a giant acorn to ring in the new year.

Things to Do in Raleigh

Located downtown, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences spans two city blocks and is popular with backyard scientists and dinosaur lovers of all ages. It’s free and has four floors of exhibits including collections of live fish, butterflies, and reptiles.

Beyond downtown, the North Carolina Museum of Art is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike with rotating art exhibitions and a serene museum park offering miles of recreational trails amid temporary and permanent public art installations. The Museum Park trails connect with the Capital Area Greenway system which connects to Umstead State Park and to N.C. State University and Meredith College and points beyond.

The Capital Area Greenway system which extends throughout Wake County is a network of more than 100 miles of paved and unpaved trails for walking, biking, hiking, and experiencing nature. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors.

Contact our Wake County Family Law Attorney

In every case, our mission is to resolve all legal issues so that our clients and their families can move on with their lives. From the moment clients meet with us to discuss their case to the day their case is ultimately resolved, we stand by our clients’ side to protect their rights and interests.

We pay close attention to our clients’ needs, help them to define and reach their objectives and dedicate the full extent of our skill, knowledge and resources to their case. We also make sure to keep them informed and answer all of their questions throughout the life of their case.

Our firm’s comfortable and friendly Wake County office is located near the courthouse. The office at 109 South Bloodworth Street in downtown Raleigh is called the “Wyatt House” and listed on the  National Register of Historic Places.

If you are facing a divorce, separation or need help with any other family law issue in Wake County, we encourage you to schedule a visit with our Wake County divorce lawyer to review your case and explore your options. Call us today at 919-336-0870 or take a moment to complete our online form.


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.