Attorney Profile

Thank you for visiting my website.  My name is Jim Hart and I am the founder of The Hart Family Law Firm.  I first opened my own law practice in Florida in 2005, and relocated to North Carolina in 2009.  I am licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and Florida.  My small family law and divorce practice is based in Cary, North Carolina – but I accept cases from clients throughout Wake County, including Raleigh.  I have intentionally limited the size of my practice so that I can provide personal attention to each and every one of my clients.  In addition, in an effort to cut costs and expenses for clients, I run a paperless office – all of my files are stored electronically with several backups in place for added security.

I offer a divorce assessment for clients – which involves a comprehensive examination of their unique situation including: child support, alimony and property distribution calculations (as applicable), and a thorough discussion of legal strategy, in addition to answering all of your questions.

My law practice is founded on the core principle that litigation should be a last resort in any dispute.  To that end, I believe in utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods such as collaborative divorce, mediation, negotiation, and, in some cases, arbitration, to help resolve legal disputes.  My goal is to build relationships with clients and attorneys alike, with an eye towards solving my client’s problems rather than creating “issues” to be litigated. Deeply rooted relationships are the key to my business model, and these relationships help to create and foster win-win solutions for the parties involved in a dispute.  However, if a case should require litigation, I will zealously advocate for the legal rights of my clients.

I am committed to forming an organization where client satisfaction is fundamental.  I believe that to achieve such a high level of satisfaction, the client must always be fully informed about their case and the choices available to them.

Bar Memberships

North Carolina Bar
Florida Bar
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Wake County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates of Justice

Education

Ohio Wesleyan University – B.A. cum laude
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
– J.D.

Personal Interests

My wife, Donna, and I moved to North Carolina in 2009 looking for a better quality of life to raise our children, which right now consists of our son Charlie, daughter Sophie, one dog (for now – down from a high of 4) and our 5 lazy and spoiled cats.

We love North Carolina, and are proud to call this state home.  When we’re not working or caring for the kids, we enjoy taking advantage of the many outdoor activities that are available, including hiking, golfing and tennis.  We also enjoy scuba diving, walking our dog, and visiting with friends.

If you would like more information about me, or my Firm, feel free to contact us at (919) 460-5422, or fill out our online form. We look forward to serving you.

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