Blomeley Law Firm

North Carolina Family and Estates Attorney Provides Answers to Your Legal Questions

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Firm Overview

Murphy family, wills, estates, probate, guardianship and civil litigation law firm
James L. Blomeley, Jr. is a North Carolina-based family and estates attorney with over 30 years of experience. Known for alleviating clients' stress by providing them with precise answers to their questions, clear advice and effective solutions to their problems, Blomeley Law Firm skillfully manages even the toughest cases for a favorable result.

We can help you with the following:
-Family law
-Wills, trusts, estates, probate
-Guardianships
-Civil litigation

You can expect attention, care and respect at our Cherokee County law firm
Known as a prepared, thorough and compassionate law practice, we provide personalized attention to our clients, as well as practical, cost-effective solutions to their legal problems.

At Blomeley Law Firm, our goal is to respond to your legal needs quickly and resolve your cases favorably. Our law firm strives to give every client personal attention and compassionate legal service.

A word about fees
We know that the hourly billing method traditionally used by lawyers is frustrating for clients. With such an arrangement it is impossible to have any certainty about what your case may cost. At Blomeley Law Firm, however, for many types of cases we can offer fixed fees to cover each aspect of the case. This allows our clients to have some reassurance as to what the total cost of their case will likely amount to, and avoid the uncertainty that is often experienced with hourly billing.
Main Office

Main Office
217A Peachtree Street
Murphy  NC  28906

Phone
  • 828-837-3261
Divorce
Full-Service Family Law Firm in Murphy, North Carolina
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, Blomeley Law Firm listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you reach solutions to your legal problems.


Family law attorney James L. Blomeley, Jr. has served families in North Carolina for more than 30 years. At Blomeley Law Firm, we provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Important recent developments!
There is almost no case these days that does not involve some aspect of technology. The internet, smartphones, laptops and tablets: almost everybody depends heavily on technology for work, communications, social interactions and entertainment. In many cases, this activity has a significant bearing on the outcome of a family law case.

It is important that every person be aware of the consequences arising from our use of the internet, social media, and electronic communications. In a family law case it is not uncommon to confront issues of electronic evidence, the impact of criminal wiretap and cyberstalking laws, and the need to obtain text messages, photos, emails and traces of internet usage for purposes of evidence at trial. There have been recent changes to court rules governing discovery which can impose sanctions for efforts to destroy such evidence.

Finally, you may need to be aware of apps that spoof phone calls and text messages that can pose a significant danger in some cases of a person being wrongfully charged with harassment or domestic violence. You need to be aware of these dangers, and some of the ways to defend yourself.

Divorce
Throughout your divorce, we stand by you. We accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you - including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Estate Planning
North Carolina Wills, Estates & Probate Attorney Helping You Plan
Whether you are planning the care or support of family members upon your death or wrangling with the probate process while mourning the loss of a loved one, trusts and estates attorney James L. Blomeley, Jr. at Blomeley Law Firm can help. We have more than 30 years of experience assisting with all aspects of estate issues, including:
-Executorship duties
-Guardianship
-Living wills
-Probate
-Probate and will disputes
-Wills drafting and execution

Estate planning
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. When devising an estate plan, we consider how best to protect your children, support your loved ones and contribute to the charitable causes that are special to you.

We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting your personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires.

Please note that we do not undertake estate planning for very large estates, involving complex tax issues

Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Probate
We understand that the process of probate follows a time of painful emotional loss. We can ease the stress of probating the estate.

We assist executors in all steps of the complex process of probating a will in North Carolina probate court, including:
-Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
-Filing the will with the North Carolina probate court
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Paying taxes and other debts
-Locating beneficiaries
-Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes
The stress of a probate dispute can compound the pain of losing a loved one. When disputes arise, we maintain a composed courtroom demeanor. This helps calm the emotionally-charged process of challenging an invalid will or defending a valid will against erroneous claims made by unhappy beneficiaries. If you choose to preserve amiable family relationships, we can skillfully mediate disputes to reach just, equitable resolutions with your loved ones. When necessary, we assertively defend your beneficiary rights within the North Carolina probate court.

James L. Blomeley

Areas of practice
-Adoption law
-Child custody
-Equitable distribution
-Domestic law
-Social Security
-Family law
-Legal separation agreements
-Domestic relations
-Marital property settlements
-Matrimonial law
-Spousal support
-Uncontested divorce
-General civil litigation
-Wills
-Alimony
-Annulment
-Paternity
-Premarital agreements
-Incompetency proceedings
-Adult guardianship
-Elder guardianship
-Guardianship
-Guardianship administration
-Decedents estates
-Estate administration
-Powers of attorney
Education
  • Wake Forest University
    J.D.
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