A Better Way Forward

The Law Offices of Ashley-Nicole Russell, P.A.
Family Law Practice

Options; You have them.  But what are they?  If you are here, then chances are you have some important decisions to make. At ANR Law, we understand that disruptions and change can cause significant instability and uncertainty.  We are here to help address your concerns, and provide solutions. Our focus is to help you, and protect your children. Our team will allow you see this transition as both manageable, and doable.

We understand that couples going through a Divorce want to protect their children, and their assets from the tremendous costs associated with traditional litigation settlements. We are dedicated in helping you stay positive in the face of adversity, and we offer a settlement model that avoids court, and the high cost of litigation if possible.

Ashley-Nicole initiated the practice of Collaborative Divorce in Eastern North Carolina. With her keen guidance, Collaborative Divorce is now an option for couples in Eastern North Carolina, and the Crystal Coast. With locations in Raleigh, Greenville and Atlantic Beach, we are close by.

Collaborative Divorce is now recognized as the preferred option for clients with children, as well as those with high net incomes. Learn more in the “about” page of our site, and discover all the options now available to you.

We stand by our Motto: Making an informed decision is always the best choice.

Are you currently experiencing conflict? If so, please understand that this matter is not insurmountable. We will guide you through this transition, and help you curate a stronger sense of self, happiness, and well being.

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    Ashley-Nicole Russell

    Eastern North Carolina's First Collaborative Attorney

    Ashley-Nicole Russell is the first practicing Collaborative Attorney in Greenville and Eastern NC. She graduated from Appalachian State University, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS in Political Science and a BSCJ in Criminal Justice. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law. There she obtained her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Dispute Resolution Institute. Ashley-Nicole received special training in Wilmington, NC with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is a member of IACP.

  • Carolyn Detmer

    Carolyn Detmer was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from Wells College with a BA in Art History. In 2016, she received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Ms. Detmer understands both the personal and familial stress a divorce can bring. She is committed to helping clients navigate the process with a calm and supportive practice, whether through the collaborative process or litigation.

Ashley-Nicole is surrounded by a team of caring individuals that help clients navigate the emotional stress of divorce and separation. Attorneys Ashley-Nicole Russell and Carolyn Detmer are dedicated to understanding client’s needs and protecting their interests.



  • Huge Help

    Ashley Nicole Russell was a huge help to me walking me through my separation and divorce process. I am glad that I had an attorney that not only met all of my needs but did so with compassion and understanding.

    Nicole Griffin

    Source: Facebook
  • Highly Recommend

    I recently hired Ashley-Nicole Russell to help with my separation. Both she and Cassidy Johnson went above and beyond my expectations and made a difficult situation less stressful. They made me feel comfortable talking to them and answered any and all questions. Highly Recommend!


    Source: Avvo
  • Very compassionate. Very professional.

    Ms. Russell wrote my separation agreement and represented me during my uncontested divorce. She is very professional yet very compassionate. She made a very difficult situation easier. Her recommendations helped me make the best decisions for my future. I highly recommend Ashley-Nicole Russell.


    Source: Google
  • Wonderful Attorney

    Ashley-Nicole Russell was amazing during my separation. She helped guide me through the collaborative process of separation from my husband. She was quick to return calls and to the point so time wasn't wasted. Ms. Russell was an asset to my family during a difficult time.


    Source: Avvo
  • Amazing Experience

    Great lawyer! Extremely professional and thorough. Will definitely be recommending Ashley-Nicole to friends in need of the best!

    Matt Smith

    Source: Facebook

Collaborative Divorce Benefits

  • Individual
    by an Attorney

  • Avoid the
    Cost of Litigation

  • Maintain
    Your Privacy

  • Retain
    Control Over
    Decision Making

  • Preserve
    Your Own

  • Protect Your

  • Divorce
    with Dignity

  • Individual
    by an Attorney