Mike Edwards was the lead prosecutor for child sexual abuse in the five-county 29th Judicial District. That experience as an advocate for children prepared Mike well for his current work as a trial attorney in child custody cases. With that Mike has built the largest custody practice in McDowell County representing hundreds of mothers and fathers both in gaining custody and keeping custody of their children.
Mike has handled thousands of custody cases, for negotiations and in trials before judge, for every custody situation imaginable. His courtroom skills and work ethic have earned the respect of the attorneys that practice in child custody as well as the judges that hear his cases in the courtroom. Mike has been certified as an instructor in Advanced Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law by the National Business Institute, a nationally-based teaching facility. He teaches seminars to his fellow attorneys in North Carolina each year, instructing on trial tactics, strategies and interpretation of the laws in family courts.
ADOPTION- Do you want to adopt a child? Mike and his staff make this process easier for the client, and he has successfully helped place hundreds of children with loving adoptive parents. Step-parent adoptions remain the most common form, however, adoption laws have progressed in recent years, opening the door for other third parties to adopt children in specific situations.
Mike’s unique understanding of NC adoption laws make the client experience enjoyable and much easier to understand. His close working relationship with the McDowell County Social Services Department streamlines the adoption case process.