New Bern Family Law Attorney

With more than 30 years of experience, attorney J. Randal Hunter delivers the skilled and knowledgeable representation that clients require during a divorce or other family law matters. Our law firm handles all aspects of divorce and separation, and we are sensitive to the emotional concerns so often connected to family law matters.


Excellent Representation From A Family Law Firm · Board-Certified Specialist

Our New Bern family law firm focuses exclusively on family law matters. We are committed to providing the experienced representation our clients’ need, while remaining accessible to them. If you need assistance with a family law matter, we encourage you to contact the law office of J. Randal Hunter to schedule a consultation. We assist clients with a broad range of family law matters, including:

  • Divorce: Divorce involves many financial, emotional and legal issues. We provide the experienced representation our clients need in a comfortable environment, and we are familiar with the intricacies of high-asset divorce and military divorce.
  • Property division: North Carolina is an equitable distribution state. Generally, divorcing spouses divide property equally, but a judge could decide that there are compelling circumstances to divide the property differently. We work with our clients to address property division issues involving family business and real estate, and we can help resolve property division disputes.
  • Mediation: Mediation offers families the opportunity to resolve family law matters in a more timely and cost-efficient manner.
  • Prenuptial and separation agreements: We encourage our clients to draft prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements can be especially advantageous for individuals who have children from a previous marriage and want to make sure their children’s inheritance is protected.
  • Alimony: In North Carolina, marital fault is an element in deciding alimony. The judge analyzes the facts involved in each case to determine the alimony awarded.
  • Child custody: One of the most difficult issues in a divorce is child custody. We deliver innovative approaches to custody based on the unique circumstances of each family.
  • Child support: In North Carolina, a formula determines the amount of a child support obligation. We help parents during a divorce determine how much they can expect to owe or receive in a child support dispute.
  • Custody and support modifications: If the child custody, support or alimony decision no longer makes sense due to a significant change in circumstances, we can seek a modification of that order.
  • Domestic violence: We represent people seeking and opposing domestic violence protective orders.
  • Paternity: Paternity cases often arise during child custody disputes when parents were unwed when they had a child.
  • Grandparents’ rights: We represent grandparents, parents, stepparents and other relatives seeking custody of the children.
  • Alienation of affection: If your spouse committed adultery during your marriage, you may have a claim against your spouse’s lover.


The law office of J. Randal Hunter, Attorney at Law, serves clients in New Bern, Havelock, Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, Bayboro, Aurora, Oriental, Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, as well as Craven County, Carteret County and Pamlico County. We also serve clients associated with MCAS Cherry Point.