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Jennifer Shephard

Associate Attorney
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After graduating from Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College in 2003, Jennifer practiced law in New York for over 14 years, 12 of which concentrated in Family Law. While practicing family law in New York, she represented clients with issues involving divorce and/or separation, domestic partnerships, custody, support, domestic violence, paternity, and many other family situations. Jennifer moved to North Carolina in January 2018 in search of a better quality of life for her family. She has settled into life in the Carolinas and looks forward to being able to help families navigate what is one of the most confusing and challenging aspects of their lives. She understands that each case is unique and is dedicated to providing her clients with the zealous representation they deserve whether in the Courtroom or in mediation. She understands the anxiety and stress family court matters generate by nature, especially on families with children, which is why she chose to become a certified parent coordinator and train in the collaborative law process. She knows the most important thing is to always listen and understand her client’s needs and wants so she can recommend a course of action that is the best for each client and their family and provide information that empowers parties to achieve practical solutions to complicated problems. Often divorcing parties spend thousands of dollars in legal fees to argue about pets or furniture that have little to no monetary value, which is a reaction to the psychological pains that they are experiencing. These emotional issues can be ignored in the court process. The collaborative law process is built upon open and transparent disclosure and sharing of information with participants, face to face honest discussion and negotiation and preservation of relationships between the parties. Rather than being combatants in an adversarial process, participants in the collaborative process are a “Collaborative Team” that works together to reach a common goal. Ultimately, my goal is to be a calm, helpful, and supportive advocate for my clients whether as part of the Collaborative Team or litigating in a courtroom.

When not in the office, you can find Jennifer enjoying all North Carolina has to offer with her husband and two small children.

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