Family Lawyers & Mediators

You need a compassionate attorney and mediator with the experience to fight for you and your family. We are here for you.


Parties who have attorneys typically do not appear in court on the day their divorce is entered; their attorney appears for them in a “summary judgment” proceeding. Spouses who handle the divorce filing themselves, without an attorney, are required to appear in court before the judge...

Separation Agreements

A successful negotiation between the attorneys of divorcing spouses often ends with the signing of a settlement agreement called a Separation Agreement and Property Settlement (“SAPS”). These binding contracts typically contain all of the settlement terms which the parties must follow...

Alimony & Post-separation Support

Post-separation support is the payment of an amount from a supporting spouse to a dependent spouse for a period of time set by the Court, until an alimony order is entered or denied by the Court, until an alimony claim is dismissed by a dependent spouse, or until entry of an absolute divorce judgment if no alimony claim is pending...

Child Custody & Child Support

Physical custody of children involves a decision being made about where the children will live after the parents separate, and often children live with both parents according to a schedule that is considered as being in the children’s best interests. Some parents have a primary/secondary physical custody arrangement...


Mediation is a very common and cost-effective way to resolve disputed issues arising out of a failed marriage. As an experienced certified Family Financial Mediator, Chris is well aware of the benefits of settling a family law case privately, without the stress, expense, and unpredictability of litigation...


Helping married couples and individuals with the following types of adoptions: Private adoptions, Stepparent adoptions, Relative adoptions & Adult Adoptions. With Private adoptions, the adoptive parents locate a child available for adoption without the assistance of an adoption agency...

Professional Legal Services

Eatmon Law Firm is committed to handling our clients’ situations professionally, efficiently and affordably, while focusing on client service.

Eatmon Law Firm represents clients in Wake, Durham, Franklin and Granville Counties. Our primary area of practice is family law, including Absolute Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division, Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) and Adoption.

Mediator & Mediation Attorney

It is our practice not to give legal advice via telephone or email prior to an initial consultation. Our goal in any consultation is to help you understand your options and to help you decide the best solution for your particular situation. 

We offer flat fees for absolute divorce filings. We generally require a refundable retainer that is billed against by the hour, with the amount of the retainer determined based upon the amount of work to be performed.

Attorney & Mediation in Wake Forest

"Ms. Eatmon is passionate with a strong work ethic, which made for a straightforward yet compassionate level of service. It was apparent she cared about my case and my well-being the entire duration of the legal process. Ms. Eatmon and her team responded quickly and professionally to all concerns I had, which gave me great relief during such a hard time."


Eatmon Law Firm (ELF) REMAINS OPEN!

  • We are accepting new clients.
  • We continue to represent our current clients in the same diligent fashion we always have.
  • We will conduct face to face meetings by appointment only and will follow recommended safety protocols.
  • Remote video or phone consultations can be held during normal business hours.
  • Mediations taking place prior to April 12, 2020 will be held via videoconference, pursuant to the directive by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission.