Practice Area

Family Law


Robert Ponton began our Family Law practice in 1980. He and Heidi Bloom are fellows in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization requiring an invitation from the members to join, which includes 37 members in North Carolina and many of the leading family law attorneys throughout the United States.

Four of the attorneys in our Family Law practice group (Heidi Bloom, Whit Clanton, Jessica Heffner, and Robert Ponton) are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Family Law, a designation achieved only after successful peer review and completion of a written examination. This designation is currently shared by fewer than 275 other attorneys throughout North Carolina.

All of our Family Law attorneys have been recognized for their professional accomplishments as North Carolina SuperLawyers and Business North Carolina Legal Elite, both awards based on peer votes Robert Ponton and Heidi Bloom have appeared on multiple SuperLawyers ‘top’ lists over the years including Top 100 Lawyers in North Carolina and Top 25 Lawyers in Raleigh. Heidi Bloom has been named to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame. In addition, Heidi Bloom, Whit Clanton, and Robert Ponton have been recognized in Best Lawyers in America.

Altogether, the attorneys in our Family Law practice group have over 125 years of combined experience in the area of family law. The judgment gained from those many years of experience enables us to provide insight and practical advice regarding all kinds of family law issues. We have extensive experience in handling cases concerning alimony and child support, the valuation of businesses and professional practices, and dividing all types of marital estates. We also understand that, in addition to the many important financial issues involved in family law, the most important thing for many of our clients is to protect their interests with regard to their children. We are experienced in advocating for our clients with respect to their children.

To discuss our Family Law expertise and services, please contact Heidi Bloom at 919.865.2815 or

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