Family Law
Triangle Area of North Carolina
If you are planning to make an important decision about a new or existing family relationship, the assistance of a family law
significant family changes.


A distressed and irreconcilable relationship may have a profound impact on your health, your ability to perform your job, and
your role in the community.  Ongoing conflict between parents may also severely impact the emotional development of their
children.  However, there are alternatives that allow you and your family to move into the future in a positive direction.  If you are
faced with a divorce, Rich Daugherty can help you in one of two ways:

Legal Representation in a Collaborative Divorce.  Collaborative divorce is the process of getting a divorce without the threat of
a lawsuit, thus avoiding significant conflict for spouses and family.  This cooperative approach addresses the needs of each
party through a free exchange of information and ideas in order to negotiate a settlement that is agreeable to both parties.  See
bottom of this page for more information about collaborative divorce.        

Legal Representation in a Traditional Divorce.  Traditional divorce is the process of getting a divorce with the possibility of
litigation.  Attorneys negotiate for their clients to reach a settlement.  If the negotiation is unsuccessful, a lawsuit is then filed,
following the rules of court and overseen by a judge who makes the decisions.    


  • Separation Agreements
  • Parenting Agreements
  • Post-Separation Support
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Property Settlements


Rich Daugherty can also provide legal services in the following areas:

  • Premarital (prenuptial) Agreements
  • Annulments
  • Modifications of Child Custody


  • Family Law Section, Orange County Bar Association
  • Registered Guardian ad Litem
  • Registered Parent Coordinator
  • North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators
Contact Richard Daugherty by E-Mail
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