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Firm Overview

The attorneys at Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed, LLP have been providing our clients with exceptional service on a wide range of legal issues since 1996. It is our mission to provide superior quality and zealous legal services to a diverse and expanding client base while adhering to the highest ethical standards and professional conduct. Currently, there are four partners: Myself, Auley M. Crouch, III, Jeffrey P. Keeter and Christopher K. Behm. My practice areas include divorce, child custody, child support, postseparation support alimony, property division, premarital agreements, separation agreements, adoptions, enforcement of orders, contempt, pension division orders, military divorce law, grandparent visitation rights, annulments for same sex couples, and incompetency and guardianship proceedings. As a full service law firm, our attorneys focus on diverse areas of the law including business organizations, commercial and residential real estate transactions, zoning, contracts, federal and state civil litigation, construction disputes, property condemnation (eminent domain), personal injury, products liability, traffic tickets, DWI, wills and estate planning and estate administration.

Example cases

Due to client-attorney confidentiality, we do not share information about prior cases. For more about our firm, please visit www.bcklawfirm.com.

Main Office

Main
310 North Front Street
Suite 200
Wilmington  NC  28401

Phone
  • (910) 763-2727
Fax
  • (910) 762-6429

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I charge an initial consultation fee of $200.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

The only flat fee I charge is for a simple divorce ($850) or preparation of a simple will and ancillary documents.

Hourly Rates

I bill at the rate of $300 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Dallas A. Elliott

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I am a family focused person. From the beginning of my legal career, I gravitated toward family law, and now my total practice is dedicated to family law cases. My partners focus on areas of the law that are most interesting and rewarding to them.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I provide clients with resources to learn more about family law. As a former teacher, I take time to teach my clients about the legal process and the law. It is important for clients to know as much about their legal issues as possible so they can make informed decisions. We encourage our clients to understand the legal issues relevant to their particular situation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

It is usually more efficient for me to prepare documents for clients than to spend the time to correct and supplement documents prepared by clients. However, I will assist with reviewing documents for clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I have limited my role to coaching clients on a few occasions. If a client cannot afford to hire a lawyer to represent them fully, this is a better alternative than not having any legal assistance at all. But there is plenty of risk from not knowing enough and getting caught off guard by the unexpected moves an opposing attorney may make against a pro se litigant.

Linda Sayed

Before becoming an attorney with my current firm, for two years I was an associate attorney at Ward and Smith, PA in the litigation section. Before attending law school, I was an assistant principal and chemistry teacher for the New Hanover County Schools, and taught part time in the chemistry department at UNCW.

As a former chemistry teacher and public school administrator, and a wife and mother of three grown children, I have the patience to help my clients understand what is happening with their case. I am compassionate, but my focus remains on the legal issues and helping clients attain realistic outcomes under their unique circumstances.

I provide personal service to each of my clients. I believe it is important to keep clients updated regularly about the status of their case. My paralegal and I communicate often with clients via email. We send all client documents we receive and send out as attachments to our emails to clients. I work from home in the evenings and on the weekends. When I am in court (sometimes for days on end) my paralegal can answer most questions as long as it does not require her to give legal advice. I am focused, organized and I am always well prepared for court. By attending family law continuing legal education seminars and through constant reading and self study, I keep up with changes in the law on a weekly basis.

Personal interests:

I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my family members who are scattered throughout North Carolina.

License
  • Bar Number: 25616
    North Carolina , 1998
Education
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1998
    Buies Creek, NC
    • Campbell Law Review, Member 1996-1998)
    • Editor-at-Large (1997-98)
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Trial Team (1997-98)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    Master of Education , 1985
    Wilmington, NC
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    Bachelor of Arts , 1978
    Wilmington, NC
    • Chemistry
    • Secondary Education

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