Divorce And Family Law

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We have a simple operating statement:

Be Prepared.

You will not find a more prepared law firm to handle your divorce and family law issues. No two families are the same, so no two legal solutions to your family’s unique needs should be the same either. We begin by listening. We continue by clearly explaining your legal options and how the process works. And, at every step, we take care of the details, so you will have confidence you hired a team that stands behind our law firm’s reputation for excellence.

A Message from Gerry Coggin….

Since graduating from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2003, I have dedicated 100% of my professional life to the area of legal practice we call family law – separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and property division. No dabbling in other areas of the law in the name of the almighty dollar. No experimental detours in the name of law firm diversification. Just a principled and steadfast loyalty to obtaining the experience and developing the knowledge which allow me to provide you the very best advice, the most responsive service, the highest level of attention to detail, and the handling of your case in a professional and detail-oriented manner.

I am often asked by my friends and prospective clients whether it really matters who you hire to handle your family law issue. The answer is ‘Yes, it does matter…..it matters a great deal.’ Specifically, the quality of the legal education obtained by your family law attorney matters. It matters whether your family law attorney has dedicated his or her practice exclusively to family law issues. It matters whether your family law attorney has years of experience both in trial and mediation so as to be able to give you the correct advice as to the likely outcome of your case, the pros and cons of the different options, and any liabilities which may be associated with your options. It matters whether your family law attorney has participated in hundreds of mediations and trials. It matters whether your family attorney received the requisite mentorship during his or her early years of practicing family law. It matters whether your family law attorney is truly a seasoned trial and mediation attorney as advertised. It matters whether your family law attorney is responsive to your questions and concerns. It matters whether your family law attorney keeps you apprised of the status of your case and prepares you for all of the events and circumstances associated with your case. And it matters whether your family law attorney is able to take a collaborative approach to your case to give it the best chance at a reasonable resolution without having to go to court, while at the same time not being afraid to pivot and go to trial if such action is required.

At Coggin Law, it is our belief that it matters who you hire as your family law attorney. So if you are dealing with a family law issue, and if you are seeking a seasoned trial or mediation attorney, we are here to offer you the expertise, advice and/or representation which you should expect and deserve. We welcome the opportunity to assist you during this difficult time.

Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Practice Areas

Separation Agreements


Separation and Divorce


Child Support

Child Custody

Domestic Violence


Contempt of Court Orders

Breach of Separation Agreement

Property Division (Equitable Distribution)


Modification of Court Orders


Modification of Separation Agreements

Alienation of Affections/Criminal Conversation

Spousal Support (Post-Separation Support and Alimony)

Collaborative Law (Conceptually and In Practice)

Why Choose Us

We are a seasoned family law firm with over seventeen (17) years of experience practicing exclusively in the realm of Divorce and Family Law. You can be assured that you are working with the highest level of expertise in and out of the courtroom. We will be responsive to you and work collaboratively with the opposing party or opposing counsel to make sure your family law needs are handled in the most efficient manner and with the least impact on your budget. If your needs cannot be resolved collaboratively, we are fully ready to take your case to court with thorough and detail-oriented preparation in mind.

When you hire Coggin Law, you hire a team which is dedicated to performing the work which is required to accomplish your goals, while you focus on your family.


Over seventeen (17) years of experience practicing exclusively in the realm of Family Law


We pride ourselves on being extremely responsive to our client’s questions and attentive to their needs.  There will never be a time when you cannot get in touch with the attorney or staff member who has been assigned to handle your case


We will attempt to resolve your case in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, by taking a collaborative approach prior to considering court action.


Whether preparing for a meeting with you, or in preparation for mediation or trial, we take a “details matter” approach to your case.

Our Team

Gerry Coggin

Founder/Managing Attorney

Whitney Wechter

Legal Assistant

Client Stories

Although I was not a client at Coggin Law, I worked there as a Legal Assistant and Paralegal for a year and a half. The firm’s dedication to thorough, expedient, and intelligent representation of its clients would be impossible to overstate.

Gerry’s wealth of experience and willingness to go to bat for his clients is unmatched. When other attorneys see that he has entered a case, they take notice. Gerry is not afraid to work late hours or weekends to ensure that he keeps the other side on their toes. This makes it very difficult for any attorney who is not so dedicated to keep up with him. I have personally seen Gerry’s tenacity positively affect the trajectory of cases for numerous clients. Above all, he regularly sacrifices his own comfort and free time in favor of the zealous representation of his clients.

I litigated a family law case against Gerry several years ago. I found him to be very professional nature and a tireless and relentless advocate for his client. He’s an engaging man who is extremely intelligent and has a firm grasp of all aspects of family law. If you need help in a family law case, Gerry is an excellent choice.

Wow, Gerry is here for you at the drop of a dime. He and his staff are super responsive & knowledgeable and took the time to explain my specific path. His expertise in family law was pivotal helping me through one of the hardest times of my life. Specifically, he assisted me in navigating through the custody and property division issues associated with my case. I would fully recommend Gerry and his team to anyone who needs representation in a separation and divorce process.

Contact us today for questions or to schedule a consultation!

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