Your children, finances and future are worth fighting for.


A Proven North Carolina Divorce & Family Law Firm

At Daly Mills Family Law, we understand that families take many forms but the bottom line is that your family is worth fighting for. We are the proven advocates you need fighting for you when everything you hold dear is at stake. We’re well equipped to take on the lions, tigers, and bears of the family law jungle.

Compassionate North Carolina Family Law Attorneys Who Care About Helping People

At Daly Mills Family Law, our experienced attorneys meet our clients at some of the most emotional times in their lives. Whether they are pursuing a divorce, planning to adopt a child, or advancing their rights as parents, their children, finances, and future are worth fighting for.

As part of our commitment to the Lake Norman area, and the rest of our fellow North Carolinians, our law firm was featured in Limitless Magazine to shine a light on combining our compassion with the legal skills necessary to protect our clients’ futures.

More importantly, our family lawyers do our jobs because we care about our clients, and only take a limited number of cases each month to ensure everyone gets the personal attention they deserve.

Our dedicated family law attorneys have offices conveniently located in both Mooresville and Statesville, North Carolina, making us easy to find and even easier to reach, so our clients can achieve their goals in the way they want to achieve them.

When you are ready to talk, we are ready to fight for what you hold dear.

Daly Mills Family Law Practice Areas in North Carolina

At Daly Mills Family Law, our attorneys in Iredell County believe it is imperative that our North Carolina clients are comfortable with our lawyers and support staff, so they can be honest about their legal needs and the accompanying circumstances that led them to us.

Whether you are dissolving your marriage, pursuing custody of your children, or detailing your estate planning and administration goals, these are complex areas that require each important detail to be personally and legally aligned to achieve success.

That is difficult to do on your own. That is why we provide personalized legal services that allow us to customize strategies that produce results — inside and outside the courtroom.

Our Mooresville and Statesville family law attorneys provide skilled legal representation in the following practice areas:

At Daly Mills Family Law, our experienced attorneys and support staff work as a team to provide personalized service for each of our client’s unique needs because we sincerely care about helping people.

Proven North Carolina Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

Our Daly Mills Family Law attorneys focus on producing unique solutions for each client we represent, because no two North Carolina residents have the same legal needs or goals.

Our skilled Mooresville and Statesville family lawyers listen to each of our client’s unique stories and provide the compassion they need to know someone is listening. We then outline their customized legal needs with skill and precision, so they know we are fighting for a successful outcome.

By nature, family law is deeply personal and private. We can help ensure it stays that way.

When you partner with our skilled North Carolina family law attorneys, you can expect dedicated legal services tailored to fit your needs.

Our committed family lawyers and support staff provide each client with:

  • Compassionate care, intent listening, and respect for your wishes and overall family goals.
  • Personal attention derived from small caseloads.
  • Real-time legal solutions for today’s challenges, and long-term planning strategies to protect your and your family’s futures.
  • Straightforward legal approaches that allow you to make informed decisions about the direction of your case.
  • Realistic timeframes that allow you and your family to plan for what is next.

At Daly Mills Family Law, our North Carolina attorneys understand our state’s complex divorce laws, and how to implement legal solutions for your new life while you navigate the required one-year waiting period to file for an actual divorce. We will not sit idly by while the clock ticks.

We will help forecast your future based on our North Carolina divorce, child custody, and financial support laws, so you can become the person you deserve to be. Your children, finances and future are worth fighting for. Allow us to take the lead in protecting what’s yours.

Contact Our North Carolina Family Law Attorneys Today for a Consultation

At Daly Mills Family Law, our attorneys focus on each of our client’s unique legal needs, and that begins by keeping our caseloads small. Each time you contact our office, you will have access to attorneys and support staff who can answer your questions, allay your fears, and develop practical legal solutions that make sense.

Divorce, family law, and future planning matters may be complex, but they are all we do. And we do it because we want to help our North Carolina clients confidently build their futures for success.

It’s a jungle out there. Protect what’s yours. Contact our Mooresville or Statesville family law attorneys today at 704-901-8855 or online to develop a partnership that produces actual results.

Frequently Asked Questions for Our Mooresville and Statesville Family Law Attorneys

Do I Need a Separation Agreement or Court Order to be Legally Separated from my Spouse in North Carolina?

No. Under North Carolina Law, parties are considered “legally separated” when they begin to live separate and apart from each other in different residences with the intention on the part of at least one of the parties to end the marital relationship.

Is the Date of Separation Important to Our North Carolina Divorce Proceedings?

Yes. In North Carolina, parties must be separated for one full year before they are eligible to file an action for absolute divorce. The date of separation also establishes the earliest date that a party can initiate a court action for equitable distribution, post separation support, and alimony. The date of separation plays a significant role in how the couple’s marital assets and debts are valued for purposes of equitable distribution.

Does It Matter Which Spouse Initiates a North Carolina Divorce?

North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state. That means neither spouse has to prove the other’s marital misconduct led to the divorce.

To get a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse must meet two basic requirements:

  • At least one of you must have been a North Carolina resident for six months before initiating divorce proceedings.
  • You must have lived separately and apart — in different residences — for at least 12 consecutive months.

If both of those factors are true, you may proceed with filing for divorce the day after the 12-month separation period ends. We can help create a separation agreement that outlines your plans for the property distribution, child custody, child support, and alimony during the waiting period, so you are ready to move forward on the 366th day. We can also help you decide if you should proceed with a court action for property distribution, child custody, child support, or alimony during the waiting period.

If there is a fault-based reason, like adultery, domestic abuse, or substance abuse problems in the marriage, quickly removing yourself and your children from these damaging circumstances may require you to file an action in court to maintain your safety and/or protect your assets. If this is true for your marriage, we can help you determine the next best steps to putting an injurious marriage behind you.

Can Children Choose Which Parent They Want to Live With During a North Carolina Divorce?

​Children are not able to simply choose which parent they want to live with under North Carolina law. A child’s wishes can be taken into consideration by a judge during a custody trial, where he/she will consider evaluating their preferences based on the age and maturity of the child, and the rationale for their opinion, among other key factors. How much weight their preference is given is solely up to the judge.

How Can I Keep My Spouse from Engaging in a High-Conflict Divorce?

At Daly Mills Family Law, our North Carolina divorce attorneys know that even if you did not have a high-conflict marriage, it may lead to high-conflict divorce. If you believe — or actually know — that your spouse is going to fight tooth and nail over every detail of your divorce, it is best to partner with a skilled divorce lawyer you can trust from the start.

When you trust your family law attorney, you can tell the truth about the details of your marriage, so those facts can be used to protect your future. It is not uncommon for spouses to threaten one another during a divorce — whether this behavior is used to intimidate the other into giving him/her what they want, or if it is just another way to make things harder for the other spouse — the law is the law.

That means it will be applied to your divorce to address each threat or challenge individually. If your spouse is threatening to “take your kids” they better have a good, legal reason behind their statement. Otherwise, it will remain an empty threat. We have the legal experience and skill our clients need to separate fact from fiction, so our clients can move forward with confidence.

We Handle Child Custody and Adoption Cases

You Cannot Afford To Settle For Anything Less Than The Service You Deserve

When you’re considering hiring a family law attorney but are worried about the cost, remember that the risk of an unfavorable outcome is too great. We handle all North Carolina family law issues by providing quality representation for a select number of clients to allow us to offer personal attention to each one.

Judith M. Daly is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Certified Family Law Specialist.

More Bang For Your Buck

We are transparent about our fees and believe in the value we add for our clients throughout North Carolina.

If It’s Not Good Enough For You, It’s Not Good Enough For Us

We offer guidance throughout the divorce process, whether you have been served divorce papers or you are considering filing for divorce. We are prepared to take whatever course is necessary to ensure you get the best possible outcome for you and your children. Our fierce family law advocates won’t be satisfied until you are.

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“I was impressed working with Judith Daly. Judith was responsive, caring and answered every question I had by email or by phone. She’s very diligent. I would highly recommend her to any of my current or future clients.”

- Amy Kyker

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