James Williams Hart

James Williams Hart

Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Cary, NC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Florida, North Carolina
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Summary

We believe in providing useful and free information to the public so that they can make informed decisions about their case. If you are considering a legal separation or divorce in North Carolina, visit our website for more information and resources, including divorce videos, how to guides, and more.

On a personal note, I am a husband and father and live in Cary, North Carolina with my family, our spoiled black lab Lucy, and three lazy cats. When I'm not in the office, I love to stay active, be outside, and spend time with my family.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards, checks and e-checks.
  • Contingent Fees
    We accept contingent fees on personal injury matters only.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Our initial divorce assessment is $250 for the first hour, $350 for up to two hours.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
North Carolina
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Founder
The Hart Law Firm, P.A.
- Current
Attorney/Owner
The Law Office of James W. Hart, P.A.
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Associate Attorney
Hill, Adams, Hall & Schieffelin
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Asst. Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender
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Education
Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D.
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Ohio Wesleyan University
B.A.
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Awards
Cum Laude
Ohio Wesleyan University
Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association # 61042
- Current
North Carolina State Bar # 40713
- Current
10th Judicial District Bar
- Current
Florida State Bar # 719943
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Death and Divorce - Estate Planning Considerations, Advanced Family Law - Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
NBI
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Hart Law Firm, P.A.
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. In an uncontested divorce case, where defendant filed no answer, is it unusual not to have a hearing after 3 months?
A: I slightly disagree with Amanda. Whether or not you can calendar the case will depend on the rules in your county. You can file an answer agreeing with all the allegations and then file either your own motion for summary summary judgment (which you could calendar since it's your motion) or you file a notice of hearing. The rules in other counties may vary. If you are unable to calendar his case for hearing, then you should file an answer and counterclaim for absolute divorce - this way you just need to mail him a copy of your counterclaim rather than having him served via certified mail or process server.
Q. How can I get my ex husband to follow through with our vehicle property notice?
A: If you do not file for equitable distribution prior to having your divorce entered, then you waive the right to have the family court decide this issue. However, since you have a written agreement, you may still be able to seek relief in the form of a breach of contract claim. I would recommend talking to a lawyer about how to go about this. Good luck.
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Contact & Map
Work
1143-B Executive Circle
#101
Cary, NC 27511
USA
Telephone: (919) 460-5422
Fax: (919) 439-5428