Christopher Adkins

Christopher Adkins

Adkins Law PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • North Carolina
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Practice Area Breakdown:
80% Family Law - separation, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution
20% Estate Planning - wills, living wills, trusts, power of attorneys

I am a native of Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. After college and law school, I moved back to Charlotte and served as a police officer, and as an officer in the N.C. Army National Guard. I focus my law practice primarily on family law and estate planning.

I live in Huntersville with my wife and our four children. We both have children from previous relationships, and one child together. I thoroughly understand the difficulties that come with divorce, dividing your assets and debts, and child custody, having to blend two child custody schedules myself. Understanding custody from both a legal and practical perspective, I try to help my clients develop arrangements that truly support their children’s best interests, and that work for the long term. I am passionate about helping parents develop schedules that minimize conflict, and support their children’s growth and development. My practice philosophy avoids or minimizes litigation to the extent we are able to come to a reasonable agreement. If we are not, or if we are dealing with the unreasonable, we have no choice but to fight for what is best for your children.

- Appalachian State University – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Oklahoma City University School of Law – Juris Doctor
- Boston University – Master of Criminal Justice
- University of St. Andrews – Graduate certificate in Terrorism Studies

Additional professional experience:
- Police officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (6.5 years)
- United States Army veteran – Engineer officer with the North Carolina Army National Guard (8.5 years). Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

University of St. Andrews
CertHE (2010) | Terrorism Studies
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Boston University
M.S. (2009) | Criminal Justice
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Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
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Appalachian State University
B.S. (2003) | Criminal Justice
Honors: Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
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Professional Experience
Partner / Attorney
Adkins Law PLLC
- Current
Family Law | Traffic / DWI | Estate Planning
Engineer Officer
North Carolina Army National Guard
Combat / Construction Engineer
Police Officer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Police Officer focusing on DWI / DUI Enforcement
Articles & Publications
Unraveling the Veil: The Concepts of Limited Liability and Disregard of the Corporate Entity
bepress Legal Repository
Alcosensor / ASTD
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
DWI/DUI Chemical Analyst - Intox EC/IR II
Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
State of North Carolina
Professional Associations
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Current
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North Carolina Bar Association
- Current
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North Carolina National Guard Association
- Current
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Fraternal Order of Police
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Adkins Law PLLC
Contact & Map
Adkins Law PLLC
9620 Sherrill Estates Rd
Telephone: (704) 274-5677
Fax: (877) 208-7577