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Board Certified Specialist In Family Law

Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh Board Certified Family Law Attorney


ELLIS FAMILY LAW, PLLC, is a law firm dedicated to serving all Triangle area families. Whether married or unmarried, and regardless of sexual orientation or identity, we can advise you of your rights and the best way to navigate the often intimidating legal system. Our firm is owned and operated by Gray Ellis.  Gray Ellis is a board certified specialist in family law, having received such designation from the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization. Gray Ellis practices primarily in Durham, Wake, Orange, and Chatham Counties. Associate Autumn Osbourne practices in Durham, Orange, Granville, and Person Counties. Our primary focus is the practice of Family Law; we focus our attention on this specialized practice field so that we can deliver the best knowledge, support and information to you. We have over fifteen years of experience working with families in crisis, to help you address your individual family needs. Our goal is to create trusting relationships with our clients and to advise and help you with all of your changing family needs now and in the future.

ELLIS FAMILY LAW, PLLC, is experienced in all forms of resolution, including mediation, arbitration, private negotiation and litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Your choice of an attorney will be one of the most important choices you make. It is imperative that you have an attorney who will fairly and honestly advise you every step of the way, and not simply state what you may want to hear.

ELLIS FAMILY LAW, PLLC has extensive knowledge in a wide range of family law issues, including:

  • Divorce
  • Equitable distribution and division of assets
  • Protection of separate property
  • Child custody and visitation agreements
  • Child support
  • Temporary and permanent spousal support
  • Legal separation agreements for couples who want to resolve issues such as property division, child custody and support on their own
  • Domestic Partnership Agreements for unmarried and gay/lesbian couples.
  • Grandparent visitation rights
  • Third-party custody cases when the biological parents are not able to care for their children
  • Prenuptial agreements

ELLIS FAMILY LAW, PLLC, is led by Gray Ellis, Esq., one of only five practicing lawyers in the Durham County area who is designated by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Family Law. Attorney Ellis has several published appellate opinions in a variety of different family law areas, including child custody, child support, divorce, and equitable distribution.

This site is designed to help answer some preliminary questions you may have regarding your legal matter. The information contained on this site is not a substitute for an actual consultation with an attorney about the specific facts of your case. Every situation is different, and the information listed here may or may not apply to your specific case.

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At ELLIS FAMILY LAW, PLLC, our clients' needs are our number one priority. Call us at 1-919-688-9400 to schedule your confidential consultation or fill out the contact form on this site.

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Focus of Law Gray Ellis has been designated as a Specialist in Family Law by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization. Ellis Family Law, Attorneys, Durham, NC