I joined Dasher Law, PLLC in 2022 knowing Lindsey’s notable reputation as a collaborative family law attorney and because I desired to join a firm that helps people resolve their family law cases without court involvement. In that vein, I completed collaborative practice training and am able to take on collaborative cases to assist families in resolving their divorce in the collaborative team setting, with the focus on what is best for the family as a whole.
I attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville for my undergraduate degree and returned to North Carolina, settling in the Charlotte area, after completing law school at the University of Georgia School of Law. For several years, I worked for a local non-profit as a court-appointed lawyer representing children whose parents were engaged in high-conflict child custody litigation. I connected with those little people I represented and advocated for them as they were subjected to their parents’heated and dysfunctional separation, divorce, and ongoing child custody battle, which often left the children with emotional damage, trust issues, anxiety,and depression, among other issues. I saw firsthand how litigation is emotionally damaging to families and can cause permanent fissures in the parents’ capacity to co-parent. After leaving the non-profit world, I went into private family law practice representing adults as my clients instead of children, assisting clients in attending mediation and settling their cases outside of court,and representing clients in court litigating their claims in front of a judge. I knew there was a better way for people to work out their issues than going into the courtroom and rehashing a highlight reel of the worst acts their spouse or child’s other parent had done. I wanted to assist couples in having control of their futures, even amidst the uncertainty of separation and divorce, by not having a judge decide their case, but instead helping them craft their own way forward. I wanted to help families resolve their family law issues now with the comfort of knowing that in the future, they will be able tosit next to each other and cheer with joy at their child’s graduation, attend their child’s wedding and smile at each other acknowledging the wonderful child they raised together, or sing happy birthday sitting side-by-side at their grandchildren’s birthday parties, in part because they took a different path to resolve their family law issues. Of course, it is not always possible to resolve cases outside of the court system, but in my experience, the results are always better for families if you do. I am licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina, a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar, and a volunteer lawyer for the Council for Children’s Rights Custody Advocacy Team. I am here to listen to you, support you through the decision of leaving your spouse or help you understand your rights if your spouse has left you, and help you understand every step of the process.