About Us

Dedicated to Family Law Matters

Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, PLLC is one of Winston-Salem’s preeminent family law firms. We have a dedicated team of experienced family law attorneys that handle matters related to family-centered disputes such as divorce, custody, child support, alimony, postseparation support, equitable distribution, and domestic violence. We can also assist with premarital agreements and postmarital agreements. Our attorneys are available to assist clients with their litigation, arbitration, mediation, and appellate court needs.

The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has certified Jon Kurtz, Elise Whitley, and Monica Guy as specialists in family law. In North Carolina, approximately 3.9% of attorneys are certified as specialists. To be granted this certification, attorneys must achieve a satisfactory score on a written examination in their practice area, make a satisfactory showing of qualification in the specialty through peer review, maintain a level of continuing legal education credits in the specialty area, and maintain substantial involvement in the specialty area for at least five years.

Family Law for Large and Moderate Estates in Forsyth County, North Carolina

The attorneys in our Family Law Section are experienced in handling complex matters associated with divorce, custody, child support, alimony, postseparation support, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.

Our firm assists a wide range of clients with their family law matters. Routinely, we assist clients in and around Forsyth County, North Carolina. Our clients include business executives, doctors, attorneys, accountants, business owners, teachers, stay-at-home parents, and other individuals with large and moderate estates.

Highly Recognized Attorneys in Western North Carolina

Our firm strives to maintain a reputation as a cutting-edge boutique law firm. Our lawyers are regularly recognized for their professionalism and skill.

Various attorneys in our firm have been recognized by Law & Politics Magazine as being among the top 5% of attorneys in North Carolina through an extensive peer review process. Others have been included by Business North Carolina in its annual listing of the Legal Elite of North Carolina. Our attorneys have regularly been recognized in preeminent state and national family law organizations.

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the firm in its annual listing of “Best Law Firms” since 2010. Additionally, Woodward/White’s “Best Lawyers in America” has consistently recognized members of our firm in the area of family law.

Our attorneys have all served on statewide and local family law organizations, such as the North Carolina Bar Association and the Forsyth County Bar Association. Each of our attorneys has been asked numerous times to speak at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys.

Several of our attorneys are trained mediators with active mediation practices. In addition, the firm has won family law appeals in the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

A Personalized, Professional Approach to Family Law

The Family Law Section at Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, PLLC, believes that our focus on one area of the law enables us to represent our clients with the highest level of skill and professionalism.

When life takes unexpected turns, the going can get rough. With so much at stake, it is important to have a legal advisor who will pay attention to your particular situation and needs. It is important to have an advocate who thoroughly knows the territory and will work to affect outcomes you can live with long-term. That is the personalized approach and professional guidance you can count on from Kurtz Whitley Guy Sanders & Rainey, PLLC.

Attorney Kirk Sanders, Superior Court Litigation over Estate & Trust Disputes, Serious Injury Cases, and Eminent Domain

Kirk Sanders and his team are adept at handling complex Superior Court litigation, estate and trust disputes, serious personal injury cases, and eminent domain matters. His experience includes helping clients with:

  • Fiduciary litigation, which may involve trust & estate disputes or cases where there has been a misappropriation of assets by a fiduciary.
  • Inheritance disputes.
  • Trust disputes.
  • Condemnation cases involving the North Carolina Department of Transportation or other governmental entities.
  • Serious personal injury cases.
  • Wrongful death cases.

Kirk is an experienced litigation attorney with nearly 30 years devoted to helping clients with their legal needs. He routinely handles all aspects of trial practice, including pleadings, motions, jury trials, and appeals.