Over 40 Years of Combined
Experience in Family Law

Thank you for visiting Barefoot Family Law

An experienced divorce and family law firm dedicated to serving the Raleigh community with care and professionalism.

The divorce attorneys at Barefoot Family Law choose this practice area every day because they recognize the positive difference that they can make in the lives of the people that they help. Helping those people navigate tough legal situations within their families is a responsibility that Barefoot Family Law assumes with confidence and compassion.

Your search for a family lawyer is an important step in the journey of helping you and your family. The firm understands that most family law matters involve difficult, emotional challenges that can lead to uncertainty and disruption. You need a trusted advocate during these moments. Someone who knows the law, can help you process the most intimate details of your life, and can guide your family to a brighter tomorrow. Caldwell Barefoot and Mariana Godwin, the attorneys at Barefoot Family Law, are those advocates.

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The Firm’s Approach to Family Law

The firm’s approach to family law matters is simple. The process begins with a meeting to learn about you and your concerns. After identifying your goals, we take our 40 years of combined experience and legal knowledge to present you with options for moving forward. We help you understand the various advantages and risks of each option, so you can make an informed choice.

Sometimes those options require hearings and a trial in the courtroom. Other times, the answer is one or more mediation sessions to seek a favorable outcome. Either way, the firm guides you through the process with a focus on your goals and the legal steps to get you there.

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The Credentials of Barefoot Family Law

During the firm’s many years of service, its attorneys have garnered the respect of its colleagues in the North Carolina legal community. The firm has received several accolades because of its commitment to being excellent divorce and family law attorneys.

  • U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers recognized Barefoot Family Law as a “Best Law Firm”.
  • Caldwell Barefoot and Mariana Godwin are each North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Family Law.
  • The firm’s attorneys represent 2 of less than 20 attorneys in the entire state of North Carolina inducted into Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for Family Law.

The firm is grateful for every recognition it receives from the community for a job well done

However, the firm’s sole measure of success will always be the people who continue to choose us as their family law attorneys. The trust that clients place in us during the most vulnerable moments of their lives is a responsibility that constantly motivates us.

I have dealt with three other Family law firms and Barefoot is the gold standard. They treat you like family and value your case like their own. You cannot go wrong here.

— Christine S.

Our Practice Areas

Barefoot Family Law does more than your standard divorce proceedings. The firm handles all matters related to family law, which includes:
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony and Post-Separation Support
  • Equitable Distribution (i.e., the division of property)
  • Mediation, Arbitration, and Litigation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Separation Agreements
  • Pre-marital and Post-marital Agreements
  • Domestic Violence and Civil No-Contact Orders
  • Child Custody for Grandparents and other Interested Parties
  • Child Custody for Grandparents and other Interested Parties

Schedule a Consultation with Barefoot Family Law

Barefoot Family Law provides warmth and objectivity to its clients through the experience and professionalism of its divorce attorneys. Caldwell and Mariana have witnessed the range of outcomes in family law matters – both good and bad. Their mission is to help clients obtain good outcomes under difficult circumstances.

Naturally, they understand each client will have a unique family dynamic that requires a custom strategy tailored to their needs. Please contact our office if you have any questions about divorce, child custody, or another family law matter.

Contact Barefoot Family Law today to discuss the legal needs of you and your family.