Protecting the Best Interests 
of You & Your Family
20 Years of Divorce & Family Law Experience in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Divorce Attorney

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. 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.

We strive to anticipate our clients’ needs, are available to you when you need us most, and go above and beyond to ensure we are informed and up to date on all components of the law related to your case. We treat each client case with the utmost attention to detail, utilizing our extensive experience to help our clients reach a resolution that best suits them, their family, and their future.

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Meet Your Team

Guiding You Every Step of the Way
  • Gerry Coggin
  • Whitney Wechter
  • Stephanie Jones
  • Gerry Coggin Gerry Coggin

    Founder/Managing Attorney

    As the founder and managing attorney of Coggin Law, Gerry Coggin concentrates his practice exclusively on North Carolina family law, with a focus on separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and property division.
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  • Whitney Wechter Whitney Wechter

    Legal Assistant

    Whitney is the person who will schedule you for a consultation, intake your information, and assists Gerrry in all aspects of your case if you choose to hire Coggin Law.

    Having worked for many years as a Legal Assistant in both Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Whitney has an abundance of experience and knowledge, a wealth of common sense, and the reassuring demeanor which is required to work with our family law clients.

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  • Stephanie Jones Stephanie Jones

    Social Media Consultant

    Stephanie received a degree in Sociology as well as her paralegal certificate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    Stephanie worked as a legal assistant for Coggin Law prior to moving to her current position as Coggin Law's Social Media Consultant.

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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. I do not dabble in other areas of the law in the name of the almighty dollar and there is 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 our experienced attorney.

Available When You Need Us.

You will not find a more prepared attorney to handle your family law matters.

We are a seasoned family law firm with 20 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 experience 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 dedicated to performing the work which is required to accomplish your goals while you focus on your family.

Why Choose Us? 

  • Seasoned

    Our attorney has 20 years of unmatched experience exclusively practicing Family Law.

  • One-On-One Attention

    We pride ourselves on being extremely responsive to our client’s needs. When you hire our firm, you get your attorney's one-on-one attention.

  • Collaborative

    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.

  • Detailed

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

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Our Testimonials

Stories from Our Happy Clients
    He is an aggressive lawyer who will put you in the driver's seat with your case and also make sure your case doesn't slip.

    “Gerry Coggin knows the law and drafts legal documents with precision.”

    - Lindsay
    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, & Responsiveness

    “Gerry has proved to take a very complex legal matter and resolved it to my satisfaction.”

    - Clarence
    Best Family Law Lawyer!!!

    “Gerry Coggin and his staff, hands down, have made every single transition with each of my needs SEAMLESS.”

    - Daniel
    Gerry is very experienced, giving me the possible outcomes based on the given situation.

    “Gerry demonstrated an understanding of the psychological aspects of this tough time in life, a skill that proved to be invaluable throughout my case.”

    - Andrew
    I HIGHLY recommend his firm.

    “From the moment I hired him I was finally able to breath a sigh of relief knowing every detail would be taken care of.”

    - Kelly
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