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Advocates for Your Family

Our client-centered approach puts you and your family first. We work with you and for you to protect what’s most important. Because it’s your life.

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We can do phone conferences or video conferences to help accommodate potential clients. We also continue to offer consults and are taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our clients coming into the office.

Our team of dedicated divorce lawyers prioritizes you and your family because we know what’s really important.

Shawna Collins

Founding Attorney

Shawna handles complex divorce cases, as well as municipal and civil litigation. Shawna will listen carefully to your situation and offer advice as to what she believes to be in your best interest. If your case can be handled effectively outside of court to minimize litigation expenses, she will make sure you are aware of that option. If your case needs to be litigated, Shawna will be an aggressive and effective advocate for you.

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Caitlin Ryan

Attorney at Law

Caitlin’s goal is to help clients navigate the legal system in a decisive and cost effective manner. Her client-centered approach is deeply rooted in her continual dedication and passion for serving others and the community. Caitlin has a passion for protecting children and advocating for families both within and outside the courtroom.

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Isla Tabrizi

Attorney at Law

Understanding that no two cases are exactly alike, Attorney Isla Tabrizi takes the time to keep her clients focused on the positives. Even in the midst of confusion, stress, and anxiety, she guides clients step-by-step.

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Candace Faircloth

Attorney at Law

Candace strives to provide the best support possible for those who find themselves in need of legal representation and believes that each client’s situation should be handled as if it were her own.

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Rebecca Watts

Attorney at Law

Attorney Becky Watts brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice. She is known for her efficiency in family law appellate work and is an experienced and effective mediator. Her hard work is indicative of what our firm offers.

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Kelly Johnson

Attorney at Law

Kelly believes it is necessary to support each client with creative solutions because every family is unique. Kelly educates her clients and empowers them with knowledge to make the best choices for their families.

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Kaylan Gaudio

Attorney at Law

Kaylan understands the difficulties and emotional struggles her clients face when going through the dissolution of a marriage and other family related issues. Kaylan works diligently for her clients to ensure their legal rights are protected and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for each unique case.

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Jennifer Rodrigue

Attorney at Law

With a background in psychology, I have an ever-growing interest in and dedication to helping and understanding those struggling with mental health, which is often a factor in family law. I understand the stress and emotional impact a divorce or custody action and the frustration of finding “a new normal.” I am committed to guiding my clients through the legal process with compassion and understanding.

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Megan White

Attorney at Law

Megan’s passion to help her clients is aided by her understanding that these are stressful and emotional times they are going through. Megan empathizes with them and strives to help in each client’s unique situation and empower each client with the knowledge and understanding to move their case forward.

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Christine Houston

Attorney at Law

My interest and commitment to the practice of family law stems from my own personal experience. Understand that the end of a marriage is not only devastating and stressful, but also has ripple effects throughout other areas of life. My primary goal is to help my clients navigate through this difficult time in their lives with patience, understanding, and compassion.

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Andrea Godwin

Attorney at Law

With me, you not only have someone who’s been where you are, you also have someone who has more than 20 years of experience learning the law and how to navigate the legal system. I am committed to educating and empowering my clients so that they can make smart decisions about how to approach their unique situation.

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Lisanne Mangum

Elder Law attorney

Compassion, patience and advocacy reflect family values that Lisanne has lived from early childhood. Born into a large family with all four grandparents, lots of aunts, and uncles, many cousins and two younger siblings, Lisanne understands the love, laughter and closeness that family ties bring.

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Alexa Litt

Attorney at Law

Alexa grew up in Apex, NC, and attended UNC Charlotte for her undergraduate degree with a major in Criminal justice and a minor in psychology. She then went to Elon University School of Law where she was a member of the moot court board.

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Jessica Moreau

Attorney at Law

Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, fully intending to earn her PhD. Then, during her junior year, she changed her focus to law. “I was drawn to the law for the same reason I had been drawn to psychology – to have clients come to me for information, answers and services,” she says. “I wanted to be able to use my training, experience, knowledge and expertise to help them solve problems.”

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L. Whitney Thwaites

Attorney at Law

Whitney is a third-generation attorney, licensed to practice law in the State of South Carolina for over ten years. Growing up with a father who practiced law and a grandfather who served as the Regional Chief Judge for Social Security Disability for the Southeast, Whitney knew from a very young age she wanted to be a lawyer.

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Why Collins Family Law?

We work to protect your family.

When you work with our North and South Carolina lawyers, your priorities and the outcomes you want to see matter. We only want what is best for you and your family, and we know you may be coming to us during the most emotional, difficult time in your life. We will listen to you with compassionate understanding, and then aggressively fight for you if things end up in court.

  • Compassionate, understanding, and patient.
  • We care about you and your family and we will aggressively fight for you.
  • Our team is with you every step of the way, guiding you through complex legal issues impacting your family.

Who We Are

Advocates for your family.

The team at Collins Family Law Group brings more than 85 years of combined experience to North and South Carolina. Our team includes a board-certified family law specialist, a family financial mediator, and a licensed superior court mediator. We have the dedication and legal knowledge to find creative solutions that work for you and your family.

What We Do

Family lawyers who are with you every step of the way.

We boldly serve as your legal guides and protectors in all areas of family law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Since we exclusively handle family law cases, we have a unique understanding of the important laws and rights that can impact you and those you love most.

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