Si vis pacem, para bellum - If you want peace, prepare for war.
Avoiding protracted litigation and a costly courtroom battle often starts with retaining a courtroom lawyer.
It helps to have a seasoned advocate on your side, even if the ultimate goal is to settle amicably. An integral part of settlement negotiations in any legal matter must involve a willingness to fight for your legal rights.
Bill Powers is a respected leader in the legal community. We invite you to check out his various legal accolades, awards, certifications, and leadership positions in the legal profession.
Indeed, he is the former President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. NCAJ is somewhat unique in the United States. It’s the largest voluntary association of lawyers in North Carolina, with membership including Family Law Attorneys, Plaintiff’s Lawyers, and Criminal Defense Attorneys.
His legal career is defined by hard work, dedication to clients, and compassionate legal representation.
You don’t get to the position of President of NCAJ without the ability to work collaboratively with others, forging alliances with like-interests and challenging the status quo when appropriate.
It also requires a willingness to take a stand, to fight for what’s right, and provide leadership in the legal community when change is necessary.
Leadership involves speaking truth to power. It also occasionally requires taking on monied interests and politically unpopular stands.
As you might imagine, that depth of conviction and experience helps in the courtroom as well.
Experienced Courtroom Lawyer
“It’s in court where we resolve legal disputes. I love helping people, fighting for my clients, and engaging intellectually with my peers. Put simply, I love mixing it up, arguing complicated legal issues.”
– Bill Powers, Charlotte Divorce Lawyer
Family law cases involving child custody, child support, and Equitable Distribution in North Carolina can be extraordinarily complex. Divorce law often demands the ability to pivot quickly among legal issues including:
- Domestic Violence, 50B Restraining Orders and Criminal Charges
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support, Primary Legal Custody, decisions over education, medical care, and best-interests litigation
- Separation, Separation Agreements, and Post Separation Support
- Complex Marital Estates – Marital Assets and Separate Property
- Divisible Property
- Property Division – Real Estate, Bank Accounts, Personal Property
- Equitable Distribution “ED”
- Business Valuations
- Deferred Compensation, Retirement Accounts and 401K Plans
- Insurance, Healthcare, and Beneficiary Rights
“Family law touches so many areas of law. It’s more than theoretical when you’re arguing over who gets the kids, who gets the house, and how a complex marital estate is settled.”
– Bill Powers, Divorce Lawyer
Bill Powers has substantial legal experience in a broad range of legal issues in both civil and criminal court.
He’s litigated shareholder issues and derivative actions, complex business valuations, Chapter 75 Deceptive Trade Practice / Hidden Asset claims, and Medical Negligence cases.
Bill Powers has argued at the appellate level in North Carolina with the NC Court of Appeals. He‘s handled a substantial number of criminal cases involving domestic violence charges, assault charges, substance abuse issues and 50B Orders (DVPO).
After more than 26 years of courtroom experience, in a wide range of legal subjects, Bill Powers understands the complexities of legal issues and the nuances of litigation.
“My career as a courtroom lawyer has been tremendously fulfilling. In my mind there is no substitute for trial experience, as it provides a strong foundation in the rules of evidence, structuring legal arguments, and understanding the interplay among laws.”
– Bill Powers
Bill enjoys his job and it shows. It’s an honor to provide legal advice and serve as a divorce lawyer in Charlotte. It’s always different and most certainly, it’s always challenging.We’ll See You in Court
Try as we might, sometimes people are too emotionally engaged to make good decisions or act reasonably.
In fact, there are times when one of the parties to a divorce does what they can to use the court system to make life difficult, to run up legal fees, and generally do what they can to be ornery for the sake of settling a perceived wrong.
Family law cases are just different. They can involve emotions and hard feelings. They're not just disputes over money, like breach of contract cases or personal injury claims following a car accident.
Divorce cases involving child custody, child support, and alimony sometime require court battles because reasonable minds can differ as to what’s best for the kids or what’s “fair.”
At some point, your lawyer must be willing to say, “We’ll see you in court,” and mean it. Bill Powers is a courtroom advocate with a tremendous amount of experience litigating legal issues throughout North Carolina.
“I've both won and lost hard cases in court. That experience helps in providing legal advice about when litigation should be avoided and when duking it out in court is the only response to unreasonableness.”
– Bill Powers
You may reach Bill Powers by email at: Bill@CarolinaAttorneys.com
J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 1992
B.A., NC State, 1988
Member Since: 1992