Ashley Stucker is an award-winning family law attorney in our Raleigh, NC office. Ashley has been recognized for the last three years in a row as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers. Ashley practices in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence, alimony, adoptions, and more. She also enjoys working with military families and has experience with military divorce.
Hear from Ashley in her own words why she became a family law attorney:
It all started with a tape recorder. As a little kid, I would wait for my dad to get home from his own job as a family law attorney and watch in amazement as he would record notes or listen to himself on his tiny tape recorder. From then on, anytime someone asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be a lawyer. In college, I interned Raleigh, where my alma mater (go Wolfpack!) was located. After the internship ended, I was hired to stay on as a part-time legal assistant during my senior year of college and the following summer. During that time, I realized I shouldn’t have doubted the dreams of my younger self, took the LSAT and began law school at Campbell University in 2010.
During law school, I interned at multiple places, at both a state and federal level, including the North Carolina Court of Appeals. By the start of my third year of law school, I knew one thing for certain - that I wanted to be in court and try cases as much as possible. After graduating, I began practicing family law full time back in my hometown. I was trying my own family law cases in front of a judge within the first three months. I have the experience and confidence necessary to successfully represent my clients in trials involving child custody, child support, post-separation support and alimony, equitable distribution, and contempt matters, among other issues. Additionally, due to my proximity to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, and Camp Lejeune, I gained experience in military divorce and the specific issues arising from a military divorce, including cases regarding custody, visitation, and child support issues during a servicemember’s deployment. I have also handled multiple appellate cases from start to finish, including mastering the procedural aspects of an appeal, as well as preparing records on appeal and drafting briefs and oral arguments in favor of my client.
I have come to truly recognize and appreciate the monumental impact that family lawyers have on their clients’ lives. I have the legal experience, knowledge, and skill to guide my clients through legal issues in separation and divorce. I appreciate how much of an impact this experience has on my clients’ and their families’ lives. Separation and divorce are time-consuming, complex, and demanding, which can be overwhelming for the client and put even more stress on them during an already extremely stressful time. I am here to lift a burden from their shoulders and be their constant during a time of drastic change in their lives.
When I’m not practicing law, you can find me traveling, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and spending time with friends, family, and my two four-legged babies, Packer and Minnie June.
- North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2018, 2019, 2020
Memberships and Affiliations
- American Bar Association – Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association – Family Law Section
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Licensed to practice before all North Carolina State Courts
- Licensed to practice before the United States District Court – Eastern District of North Carolina
- North Carolina State University – Graduated magna cum laude – 2010
- Campbell University – Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law – Graduated cum laude - 2013