Raleigh Divorce and Elder Law Attorneys to Guide You Through Life’s Trying Times

Divorce, separation, death, and long-term illness of a family member are among the most stressful events you’ll encounter in life.  We can help you.  The caring attorneys at Allen and Spence have the experience to guide you through these trying periods while minimizing the impact on your finances that these dramatic life events can cause. Getting Started - Raleigh Elder Law We know that losing a spouse to death or divorce or admitting a family member to a nursing home is stressful enough.  You shouldn’t have to worry about whether you’ll have enough money to live on, who’ll take care of your children, or if you’ll lose everything. The attorneys at Allen and Spence have helped hundreds of clients in these types of situations protect their assets and their families. If you’re facing one of life’s most stressful events, contact us to help. Our practice areas are:

  • Divorce
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Separation Agreements
  • Medicaid
  • V.A. Benefits
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alimony and Postseparation Support
  • Child Custody and Child Support
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration and Probate
  •  Medicaid Applications and Appeals
  • Guardianship

Where should you begin? Allen & Spence - Divorce and Elder Law - Raleigh, NCThe most important thing you can do is talk to someone who knows the answers.  We make that part easy.  Call us at (919) 863-4183 and you can talk to a lawyer and schedule an appointment.  Before we charge you anything we will make sure we can help you. Next, you should educate yourself as much as possible about the law and the way things work.  We want our clients to understand how the law works so that they can make good choices for themselves and their families.  At the top of this page you will find Family Law Information and Elder Law Information menus. What makes Allen and Spence different? Elder Law and DivorceWe make a commitment to our clients.  We are experienced.  We know how to assess, settle and litigate complex cases.   We know how to work with government agencies to help you probate estates and apply for Medicaid and V.A. benefits.  In short, we know how to help you work towards your goals. We are conveniently located at 2501 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh across from Rex Hospital.   We assist clients all over North Carolina and out-of-state clients with matters in North Carolina. How can Allen and Spence help me? We are a family law firm.  We help with every kind of estate planing, elder, and divorce law issue.   We concentrate on:

  • Elder law, estate planning, probate, wills and estates. Amanda Spence is a member of  the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has assisted clients for over seventeen years in matters of asset protection, Medicaid, Veterans benefits and estate planning.
  • Raleigh divorce, Wake County, and NC family law, separation agreements, child custody, child support alimony and equitable distribution.  Raleigh divorce lawyer Scott Allen is a trained mediator and has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience.

What do clients say about the firm?

Extensive knowledge of the law

Dec 19, 2013 by Steven D. – Durham, NC

Allen and Spence

5-starThey kept me well-informed of the procedures, requirements, and options. They took the time to explain to me at every step of the decisions and options as we moved forward in my life. Their support, knowledge and presence were comforting in my time of need and help me get through the ordeal. Their extensive knowledge of the law and arbitration and negotiation skills were invaluable in getting a good settlement and resolution.


Scott was my adviser, mentor, ally and part-time psychiatrist Feb 25, 2014 by David W. – Raleigh, NC

Allen and Spence

5-star In what was undoubtedly one of the most emotionally stressful periods of my life, I needed someone of Scottís character and caliber on my side. Scott was the adviser, mentor, ally and part-time psychiatrist I could trust to tell me what I needed to hear in terms I could understand.