Passenant & Shearin Law is a Charlotte law firm of well established attorneys who focus on family law.

Our attorneys handle a wide range of cases, including divorce, custodial issues, alimony and support, family violence and more.

Please visit our Family Law Overview page to see a comprehensive list of the cases we handle, and to learn how we can help you with your legal issue.

Experienced Family Lawyers Taking a Personalized Approach to your Case

When working with our clients, it is important to us that we listen to your side of the story and gain a firm understanding of what you want to accomplish. We work to understand your family dynamics and help you through the challenges involved in your case as efficiently as possible.

Recent Testimonials

Excellent Legal Counsel

Getting divorced is something you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy, even your ex-wife. But Kristen and the team at Passenant&Shearin Law were absolutely fantastic in handling my case. They approached it with professionalism, tenacity, compassion, and vigor. My concerns, emails, and calls were promptly answered. It was nice to feel like I was regaining control of my life again. 5 stars!
March 9, 2015

I highly recommend Sheila Passenant at Passenant & Shearin Law.

Concerns I had were put at ease as she explained the law. She was always accessible and responded to my calls and emails in a timely manner. During the hearing, she presented my case with confidence, precision and professionalism.
Jessica S.

Strong, honest and hardworking attorneys

I was shocked and did not know where to turn when my Divorce began. The Passenant & Shearin Law firm was recommended by a friend and I am so thankful. They addressed my case swiftly and walked me through the process that is very confusing to a layperson. My concerns around false allegations, custody, and property (among many others) were all handled aggressively…
Sean C.

You were phenomenal!!

Ali – You rocked it & so did Kristin.. The truth always makes you look good!
I can’t imagine how hard you word.. Thank you for caring, working so hard & just being you.
If I got nervous – I just looked at y’all & I felt safe & calm.
I can’t even repay you for all the encouragement, kind words & patience you’ve had w me.

Eternally greatful –
Melissa B.

Thorough, efficient, compassionate, and caring
Sheila Passenant came highly recommended by a former family court judge, and she lived up to that vote of support in her recent success in placing my grandson in my care. Sheila is thorough, efficient and no-nonsense, while being compassionate and caring. She understands the nuances of family problems, and provides practical, spot-on advice. I’d work with her any time.
Pat H.

The best decision I made
I would highly recommend Sheila and Ali in Divorce and Custody suits. Both always had my best interest as the focus of the case and were most professional and ethical throughout the entire process. They were extremely organized and up to date on current laws and never once did I hesitate on their recommendations for me and my children. Having Sheila and Ali representing me was the best decision I made during this difficult time in my life.
Karen B.

Reliable, experienced, professional
Working with Kristen Shearin of the Shearin Law Firm has been a remarkable experience. From the very beginning meeting with her, I felt at ease and very comfortable with her assurance that her office could help with our pending child custody issues. Kristen provided timely follow-up and addressed all of our questions and concerns and now we’re on our way to full custody of my 3 year old granddaughter. She is very knowledgable and helped me understand anything I had questions about. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking a reliable, experienced and professional attorney. If I’m ever in need of an attorney for related matters in the future, without question Passenant and Shearin Law will be our choice.
Kimila S.

Fair, friendly, totally competent
My divorce was fairly simple but I still felt overwhelmed self-filing. I met Kristen for a consult and she walked me through the process and encouraged me that I could handle it. I went back to her a second time and we completed the next set of paperwork together. Both times we didn’t need the full hour and she pro-rated the fee and charged me less. Anytime I called or e-mailed Kristen or her office, they got back to me immediately. I found Kristen and her entire staff to be professional, fair, friendly, totally competent and would highly recommend them!
Dan M.

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