The divorce process is both a financial transaction as well as an emotional transition that impacts everyone involved. I enjoy helping our clients create custody solutions that work for them and their families. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, I am uniquely qualified to help my clients understand their current financial situation and help them determine what their financial needs will be as a result of their separation and divorce. I believe both parties have the best financial outcomes when they work together to separate their assets and make financial decisions about their future. When working together to reach an amicable solution is not possible, I am experienced in the courtroom and will fight for what is fair and equitable.

Ms. Shearin is married and has two boys in middle school.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Alimony
  • Post-Separation Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Childrens’ Rights
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina


  • Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors with Distinction
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • Bachelor of Arts, English

Certifications and Training

  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Published Works

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Commitment to Justice Award, Safe Alliance, 2015
  • 50 Most Influential Women in Mecklenburg County, Mecklenburg Times, 2016
  • Commitment to Justice Award, Safe Alliance, 2016
  • Outstanding Firm Pro Bono Service Award, Council for Children’s Rights, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • North Carolina Domestic Violence Legislative Committee
  • Institute of Certified Divorce Financial Analysts
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Member 2012-2014
  • Charlotte Women’s Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Council for Children’s Rights, Volunteer Attorney
  • Safe Alliance, Legal Representation Project, Volunteer Attorney

Kristen F. Shearin




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