Charles H. Montgomery

Charles H. Montgomery

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cary, NC

Montgomery Family Law
 | 590 New Waverly Pl, Suite 110
Cary, NC 27518
Phone: 919-816-9002
Fax: 919-816-9003
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Montgomery Family Law uses experience and expertise to handle a wide variety of family law cases.  Our clients' cases range from negotiated separation agreements to complex litigation involving substantial business assets or international custody disputes.  Our approach is personal and professional. The firm handles property division, alimony, child support, custody, adoptions, and domestic violence restraining orders.Charles Montgomery has more than 39 years experience and is a N.C. Board Certifed Family Law Specialist and a Superior Court Certified Mediator.  He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 15 years. He has extensive experience before both trial and appellate courts.  He is experienced in mediation and arbitration.

    White Papers

  • Legislature Limits Heartbalm Torts for First Time (2009) - Article by Charles H. Montgomery, Legislature Limits Heartbalm Torts for First Time, in the Family Forum, NCBA's Family Law Section, Vol. 30, No. 1, 9/2009, on adoption of HB 1110 "An Act to Clarify Procedures In Civil Actions for Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation."

  • Certificates and Credentials

    About Charles Montgomery

    Admitted: 1974, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • Listed in Who's Who in American Law & Who's Who in America (1995-2019), Marquis Who's Who , 2019
    • Award to outstanding volunteer providing pro bono legal services on a non-fee basis.  , Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer Award, Wake County Bar Association, 1996
    • CITIZEN LAWYER AWARD The Citizen Lawyer Award was established to recognize and thank lawyers who, in addition to their legal work, exemplify the ideals of a citizen lawyer by volunteering their time for worthy community or civic causes to improve the quality of life of those in their local or statewide communities.  This award recognizes role models who inspire other lawyers to invest their time and talents in service-oriented activities.Eligibility Criteria:  Nominations are encouraged for lawyers who work outside their law practice to help others.  The lawyer's service can be in a local community or on a statewide basis. , Citizen Lawyer Award, North Carolina Bar Association , 2014

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization (1996-present); Certified as a Superior Court Mediator; Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court (1979-present); Licensed to practice in United States Federal Court for the Eastern & Middle Districts of North Carolina.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, Family Law Section, N.C. Bar Assoc. (2012-2013); Vice-Chair, Family Law Section, N.C. Bars Assoc. (2011-12); Member of the Family Law Council of the N. C. Bar Assoc. (1994-1997, 2006-2009); Chair, Legislative Committee, Family Law Section, N.C. Bar Assoc. (2006-12); Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Family Law Section, N.C. Bar Assoc. (2009-2010); Board of Directors, Wake County Bar Association (1998-2002); Chair, Family Law Section, N.C. Advocates for Justice (1996-98); Chair, Public Information Committee, N.C. Bar Assoc. (1994-1996); Member, N.C. Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Wake County Bar Association; Past-President, Family Law Mediation, Inc.; Pres., Cary Bar Assoc.;

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Town of Cary Planning & Zoning Board, 2015-present
    • North Carolina State Capitol Foundation, Board of Directors, 1994-2015, V.P. 2016-17, Pres. 2017-present.  Foundation supports the presevation and educational programs of the 1840 State Capitol.
    • Participant in the Legal Services Volunteer Lawyer Program.  Past board member of East Central Community Legal Services, Inc. (1997-2003); President, Life Experiences, Inc. (1990-92).

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Trial of a Divorce Case"; Enforcement and Post-Trial Modifications", author/lecturer, Divorce Litigation: From Start to Finish, NBI/National Business Institute, 2010
    • Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces, National Business Institute, June 2008; Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Client, National Business Institute, August 11, 2006;Crucial Discovery Techniques in NC Dissolution Cases, National Business Institute, May 23, 2005;Support Issues In NC Divorce Proceedings, National Business Institute, April 11, 2004;Family Law in North Carolina, National Business Institute, March 24, 2003;Support Issues in NC Divorce Proceedings, National Business Institute, June 25, 2002;Preparation & Trial of a Divorce Case, National Business Institute, April 30, 2001;Family Law in North Carolina, National Business Institute, 2001;Bankruptcy Law for Family Lawyers, National Business Institute, 1999;Family Law - Getting the Edge, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1998;Family Law Litigation in North Carolina, National Business Institute, 1997;Family Law - Excelling at Trial, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1997;Effective Family Law Practice, National Business Institute, Inc., 1996;Examining Expert Witnesses, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1996;1995 Legislative Changes Affecting Family Law, North Carolina Bar Foundation, 1996;Family Law in North Carolina, National Business Institute, 1995;, Moderator, What Judges Really Want to Know, NBI, 2011

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Former Cary, NC Town Council Member; Former Wake County Commissioner; Former First Vice Chair, Wake County Democratic Party; Town of Cary, Planning and Zoning Board, 2016-present.


    • The attorneys of Montgomery Family Law are committed to being the best family law attorneys possible. We aim to deliver the highest level of service and professionalism in handling all types of family law matters. Family law trials, negotiated agreements, divorce mediation, and divorce arbitration are our principal areas of practice., About Montgomery Family Law, Family Law, 2013

    Educational Background:

    • Duke University, B.A. (With Distinction in History), 1971
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    Office Location for Charles H. Montgomery

    590 New Waverly Pl
    Suite 110
    Cary, NC 27518

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    Last Updated: 10/28/2020

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