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Angel Simpson

Angel is a graduate of Georgia State University (B.B.A. 2008) and an Honors Graduate of the North Carolina Central School of Law (J.D. 2013). She also completed the certification program in Alternative Dispute Resolution at NCCU and received the North Carolina Bar Association and NCCU School of Law Pro Bono Certificate.

Angel is originally from Durham. She moved to Atlanta, GA in 2001 where she worked as a paralegal/case manager in a criminal defense firm for eight years. She returned to North Carolina in 2009 and worked as a case manager for a personal injury firm in Durham until she began law school in 2010. While in law school, Angel interned with a family law firm in Raleigh, the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham and the Durham Guardian ad Litem Program. She also participated in the Juvenile Law Clinic, the Innocence Project and was on Elder Law Project leadership team. Angel also volunteered with the Durham Guardian ad Litem Program from 2011 to 2015 where she advocated for abused and neglected children in Durham County.

Although she has practiced in family law firms since she graduated law school, Angel’s passion is facilitating adoptions. In fact, her main purpose in attending law school was to be able to use her legal education to serve others by creating families through adoption. Her desire is to be a part of family formation by building families and helping birth mothers/parents through their adoption plan. Angel represents adoption clients all over the state of North Carolina and has experience guiding clients through the adoption process, both locally and when crossing state lines (interstate adoptions). She represents both birth parents and adoptive parents, and is excited to help you create your special family!

Angel’s experience with the Durham County GAL program intensified her desire to find permanent homes for children. This experience also educated Angel about the number of children in foster care waiting for their forever families and as a result, she strongly advocates for foster care adoption. She is happy to discuss how foster care could be the right choice for you to start or grow your family.

In addition to handling all types of adoptions, Angel assists clients with estate planning and guardianship matters. Regardless of the size of your family or the assets you own, it is extremely important to have a plan in place to protect yourself and your loved ones. The most common estate planning documents include durable power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, wills and living wills.

When she is not building families, Angel enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, working out and volunteering in the community.

Email Angel at asimpson@weputfamiliesfirst.com

Posts by Angel Simpson

  • Stepparent Adoption in NC - A good portion of children today can expect to be stepchildren by the age of 18. The stepparent adoption process in North Carolina is usually a simple process and it is relatively inexpensive. For a stepparent to adopt stepchildren in NC, the stepparent must be married to the parent that has physical and legal custody of the child. Read More
  • When You Die Without A Will – Part 3: Asset Distribution - Asset distribution after a person dies depends on whether they have a surviving spouse, living children, parents or other close relatives at the time of death. Appointing a guardian is another major concern. Make sure you consult with an experienced estate planning attorney to ensure that your loved ones are protected after you’re gone. Read More
  • When You Die Without A Will – Part 2: Estate Administration - How your assets get distributed depends on whether you have a surviving spouse, living children, parents or other close relatives at the time of your death.  Make sure you consult with an experienced estate planning attorney to ensure that your loved ones are protected after you’re gone. Read More
  • When You Die And No Will Exists? – Part 1: Intestacy - If no will is in place specifying what should happen to your assets and who you want to take care of your children at the time of your death, the State of North Carolina will make these decisions for you regardless of what your wishes would have been. Read More
  • Choosing a Legal Guardian for Your Child: Why Your Schnapps-Drinking, Atheist Uncle Oscar Might Not Be the Best Choice for Guardianship - By Angel Simpson, Attorney You love him! I mean, what is there not to love? He is delightfully eccentric, has never been married, wears lederhosen to family funerals and brings his own Peppermint Schnapps to holiday functions. But is he the best choice of caregiver for your child/ren? No way! Choosing a legal guardian for… Read More