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Lousy real estate market makes it harder for couples to split

The collapse of the real estate market and the effects of the recession have thrown the once relatively predictable practice of family law into turmoil, with attorneys having to learn new skills, work harder to calm down anxious clients, and even wait longer for payment. "It's presenting a whole new set of challenges, and we weren't especially well equipped to do that," said Lee Rosen, who practices family law with The Rosen Law Firm in Raleigh. "This is requiring us to relearn what we do. We have to be very creative."

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Stunted growth

Largest firms survey reveals dip in numbers, but optimism is returning. Pinched by recession, the total in-state lawyer count at North Carolina’s 25 largest firms has contracted slightly over the past year, although most firm leaders say that the future ...

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