Frequently Asked Questions

What areas of law does Attorney Dymond Spain practice?

As a Family Law Attorney, she provides representation for a variety of matters such as child custody, child support, military and civilian divorce, spousal support, equitable distribution (property distribution), stepparent adoption, termination of parental rights, name changes, and more.

She is also a Personal Injury Attorney and represents people who have been injured in car accidents and truck accidents.

What counties does the firm provide services in?

Our Family Law and Personal Injury representation is available in Cumberland and Hoke County.

How long are consultations?

We offer a 30-minute personal injury consultation and a 1-hour family law consultation.

How much is a consultation?

Personal injury consultations are free.

Family Law consultations are $100.

Why is the consultation $100?

Unlike Personal Injury consultations, Family Law consultations require essential detail gathering and analysis. Attorney Spain is very thorough and provides you with ample information and attorney insight. After gathering the facts of your case, Attorney Spain breaks down how the law applies to your specific situation, explains what legal claims will best serve your needs, provides you with potential outcomes based on the facts, and quotes you for the cost of representing you. She makes sure you get the value of paying for the consultation instead of providing information that can simply be googled.

How much does representation cost?

Fees are determined on a case by case basis. Everyone has different facts and different needs, so the cost of representation depends on the work necessary for the completion of your case.

How long does a child custody case last?

There is not a standard time frame for any case to last. However, on average child custody cases can last from three months to two years. If the parties can reach a resolution without having a trial, the case will be shorter. When a trial is necessary, the case will last longer. Attorney Spain strategizes and creates a plan to obtain the goals of her clients in a reasonable and feasible timeframe.

How long will it take me to get divorced?

If you meet all the legal requirements for an absolute divorce that does not involve any other issues, your divorce may be completed in as short as 60 days from the date of filing your complaint. Every person has different circumstances that may arise and change the course and time frame of the case, so no timeline is guaranteed.

What methods of communication does the firm use to?

We maintain regular contact with clients via email, mail, and telephone. For individuals who are unable to utilize email we will accommodate your needs.

How often will I receive updates on my case?

We prefer to communicate with our clients at least once a month to inform them of the status of their case. By nature of child custody, divorce, and personal injury cases there are periods of time with high activity and low activity. During high activity periods, updates are sent as they are received. During low activity periods in which there are not any updates, we send updates and check in with our clients as needed.

If there is an emergency or time sensitive issue, we call clients the same day or as immediately as possible.

What method of payment does the firm accept?

We accept debit, credit, and cash.