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Domestic Relations

Domestic Relations

Domestic Relations primarily involves personal relationships that involve at least two consenting adults and their offspring.  It encompasses marriage, living together (shacking up),  divorce, child custody, child support, domestic violence, and property division.  These issues may be resolved through the implementation of a separation agreement and property division settlement contract or through litigation by either party filing a lawsuit seeking relief under the North Carolina General Statutes.  The Law Office of Billie R. Ellerbe has 35 years experience representing clients in need of relief under the Domestic Relations Laws of the State of North Carolina.  We have private investigators on call that will assist in developing facts favorable to our clients.  We not only litigate our client’s claims in the North Carolina District Court, the Law Office of Billie R. Ellerbe also represent clients before the Court of Appeals and  the North Carolina Supreme...

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

The Law Office of Billie R. Ellerbe continues to represent clients involved in “fender bender” accident cases to major lawsuits involving other serious injuries and wrongful death cases involving multiple Plaintiff’s and Defendants.  We can assist you in resolving claims  for property damage, lost wages, and compensation for injuries that are caused by another’s negligence.  We are also able to represent you if you find yourself at the other end of the North Carolina negligence statutes. No matter the size of the claim,  it must be strategically resolved with the utmost care and attention to...

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Appellate Practice

Appellate Practice

The law office of Billie R. Ellerbe has been engaged in practice before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court for over twenty (20) years. Appellate practitioners  are a different breed of Attorney.  They have to understand and master the complexities of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure as well as the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and possess an intimate knowledge of the North Carolina State Statutes. The must be able to read and understand case law (appellate court opinions)and its interpretations for  and or against their stated position.  Unlike the dynamic District Court trial courts setting, Appellate Counsel must be equipped to make cogent legal arguments on paper (briefs) submitted to the Appellate Courts. Appearances (oral arguments0 before the Appellate tribunal is rare, One must master the art of winning on...

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