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Krista Stallard & Carolyn Bellof

Krista Stallard

Attorney Krista Stallard

Krista has spent the last twelve years practicing primarily family law, assisting clients with separation, divorce, custody, child and spousal support, and property distribution. She is trained in the practice of collaborative divorce and is an NCDRC certified family financial mediator. Krista also assists with probate/estate administration matters.

While attending law school, Krista worked as a research assistant for the school’s Director of Legal Writing and spent time as an educator in the Mecklenburg County Family Court Self Serve Center and as a case reviewer for the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence. She was a member of the Law Review, Order of the Crown, and Order of the Scribe. Krista graduated 5th in her class, magna cum laude.

Following graduation, Krista conducted legal research for a consulting company and practiced for a few years at a small firm in Matthews.

Krista was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio but has called the Carolinas home for over 25 years. Following her graduation from Penn State University, Krista lived briefly in Cincinnati before moving to the Charlotte area. She worked in information technology at one of the city’s big banks for several years before embarking upon a legal career. In her spare time, Krista enjoys domestic and international travel, snow skiing, spending time on the lake, and watching her husband and son play ice hockey.

Awards: Six-time recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award (given to the highest scoring student in each law school class).

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Bar Admissions

North Carolina

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Certifications

NCDRC Certified Family Financial Mediator

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Education

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. International Politics,
Business minor Charlotte School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude

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Associations

North Carolina Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar
Family Law Section Member

Woman Lawyers Charlotte

Carolyn Bellof

Attorney Carolyn BellofCarolyn is a Certified Family Law Specialist in North Carolina, a distinction only approximately 250 attorneys have. Carolyn has litigated many family law cases in Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, and Cabarrus Counties. She understands that clients often feel a loss of control while going through the divorce, separation, child custody, child support, and alienation of affection process.

Carolyn experienced a huge loss of control over her life when her youngest child was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 11. This life changing event was a curveball in her otherwise ordinary life. Luckily, Carolyn had people, through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) , that reached out to her and her daughter to help them learn how to cope with this disease and their new lives. Although difficult at times, Carolyn’s daughter has thrived and they both have found a new passion for life.

Carolyn gives the same support that she received from the Type-1 community to her clients. She comforts her clients who are scared and depressed dealing with their new normal. She is there to make sure that their legal needs are protected when they are dealing with so many negative and powerful emotions.

"No one gets married or has children thinking they will get divorced and have to split up all of their assets and divide time with their children. People feel a huge loss of control as the assets that they have accumulated are fought over with the person they thought they would spend the rest of their life with."

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Volunteer Work

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Carolyn often volunteers and raises money for JDRF in the hopes of a cure for juvenile diabetes by biking and running at charity events. Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR). Carolyn has volunteered as a best interest attorney in numerous cases for CFCR.

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Bar Admissions

Florida
North Carolina
South Carolina

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Education

Northern Illinois University, B.A. Political Science and Government
Stetson University College of Law, J.D. cum laude

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Associations

North Carolina Bar Association
Family Law Section Member

Mecklenburg County Bar
2014- present Family Law Section
2019-2020 Audit Review Committee
2016 Class of the Bar Leadership Institute
2014-2016 Member of Professionalism, Lawyer Life and Culture Committee

Mecklenburg County Bar Foundation
2021 Grant Review Committee Member

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

Charlotte Women’s Bar
2019 Treasurer
2020 Vice President
2021 President
2022 Immediate Past President

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