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Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us!

Charlotte may not be Hollywood, CA, but we have our share of local celebrities. And some of those celebrities need family law attorneys from time to time. Over the years, we have represented professional athletes when they needed the assistance of a family law attorney to help them end their marriage. We’ve helped professional athletes that came to town and had a little too much fun while they were visiting.

Occasionally, we have the chance to represent a reality TV star. In the summer of 2019, Married At First Sight was filmed in Charlotte. If you haven’t seen the show (I haven’t), the premise is simple. Four couples meet at the altar, get married and then are followed for the first 60 days of their marriage. After 90 days, they decide if they are going to stay married or separate. And all of it is recorded for television! It should come as no surprise to anyone that some of these marriages did not work out. I was able to assist two of the contestants after they decided not to remain married to their new spouse. Even short marriages may need the assistance of a family law attorney. There may still be property to divide or just a desire to have a separation agreement cementing the separation. After the parties had been separated for a year, we were able to get them divorced.

While you may not be a professional athlete or a reality television star, each client is important to us. The Offit Kurman Family Law Practice Group in Charlotte is ready to help anyone that might need a divorce, celebrity or not!


Mitchell Kelling’s practice is devoted to family law, representing clients throughout Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, and the surrounding counties.











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