Practice Areas


Adoption is the personal and legal process of bringing a family together in a new, blended and better form. Adoptions are deeply special, complicated and somewhat tense occurrences that require legal knowledge and perseverance to manage the statutory requirements, deadlines and document completion necessary to make a child part of a family. Adoptions are highly managed miracles that are fraught with stress and emotion. There is a great stake in the outcome by all involved in the process.

From the beginning, the blessing and beauty of the union of a new child with new mom and dad are shadowed with the complicated legal requirements involving at least constitutional rights and of course state laws. Each and every adoption is different because each family and situation that brought that family together is different. As a legal team, we have to manage the situation and needs of the Court and State to make the best interest of the child a priority and legal reality.

In our adoptions, we refer to the family and the attorneys and staff as a legal team because the matter is so important it requires a team working together on all fronts to ensure the best possible legal outcome and to ensure a voice for someone who usually is small, fragile and needs a voice. Together, we are all that voice for that child, for that family, for that season.

Our experienced attorneys are able to help you with independent adoptions, agency adoptions, interstate adoptions, international adoptions and surrogacy situations.


What we do:

  • Meet with family before and during process
  • Create legal documents required by the state
  • File legal documents in the home county
  • Manage the team in a timely manner to necessitate the requirements of the court and state
  • Provide ongoing advice to family in all matters related to the adoption
  • Appear in court at all required appearances related to adoption/termination/relinquishment
  • Update clerks and vendors as needed during the process

Family Law

The end of a marriage is both difficult and painful. Every family is different and each set of circumstances unique. At Brooks & Byrne, PLLC we work together as a team to help you navigate the divorce process from beginning to end.

We seek to limit the damage divorce causes to individuals and families. The attorneys and staff will be compassionate and professional as we work toward a customized solution for you and your family.

We are dedicated to helping our clients efficiently and effectively resolve the complex and difficult issues including separation, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support and property division.

Our experienced advocates have successfully negotiated, mediated and litigated domestic cases here in Wake County and the surrounding areas.


Practice Areas:

  • Divorce
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Separation
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Child Custody
  • Mediation
  • Child Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Property Division

Collection and Subrogation

Brooks & Byrne, PLLC provides top quality debt collection services to individuals, businesses and collection agencies throughout the state of North Carolina. Our collections practice includes recovery of all types of debt including credit card, installment loans, student loans, rent, commercial accounts receivables and purchase of debt.

We make it a priority to provide legal services that are responsive to the individual needs of our clients and we make every effort to keep litigation costs and out of pocket expenses low for our clients.

Our team will send an effective demand letter within three (3) business days of receiving a new file. If the debtor does not respond we promptly recommend and move forward with litigation, in civil state court, when appropriate. Once a judgment is obtained against the debtor we proceed with post judgment collection efforts which include levying on personal property, real property, and bank accounts through the execution process.

Each file is handled by experienced attorneys throughout every stage of the collection process. Our firm moves each individual file though efficiently while keeping in constant contact with our clients regarding status.

Our subrogation practice includes recovery of insured and uninsured auto and property claims. Like our collection files, subrogation files are opened, copied and reviewed within three days of receipt. Investigation into the validity and recoverability of these files is timely made to support the best possible outcome for our client through negotiation, litigation or other means. Our team works closely with the client to ensure the client’s needs are understood and pursued in the most efficient manner possible.