King Collaborative Family Law

Divorce is a transition. It does not have to be war. As a collaborative lawyer, Irene guides her clients through a problem solving approach to lessen the trauma of divorce and to build durable resolutions to conflict.

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Incredible day of advanced collaborative training with Susan Gutherie and Woody Mosten of the Mosten Gutherie Academy!

Incredible day of advanced collaborative training with Susan Gutherie and Woody Mosten of the Mosten Gutherie Academy!


Thank you Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals - FACP for sharing this simple, yet impactful reminder.

Seeing this illustrated is so revealing. It’s simple isn’t it. We get so wrapped up in the problem and taking sides we forget to be a team.


Ode to the Collaborative Divorce Process for Father's Day: 06/18/2021

Ode to the Collaborative Divorce Process for Father's Day:

It has taken me almost 7 years to write this story of my family's legacy after my parents' divorce. Long after the divorce is over, what legacy will you leave?

Ode to the Collaborative Divorce Process for Father's Day: Preserving Your Family’s Legacy Long After the Divorce:


Thank you to International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) for sharing this phenomenal video articulating the Collaborative Divorce process.

Top Rated Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney | Irene King | Super Lawyers 01/28/2021

Top Rated Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney | Irene King | Super Lawyers

Honored to be selected as a Super Lawyer! Let’s all do super work and keep families out of the court system!

Top Rated Charlotte, NC Family Law Attorney | Irene King | Super Lawyers Irene King is one of the top rated Family Law attorneys in Charlotte, NC. She has met the stringent Super Lawyers selection criteria. 01/13/2021

Legal Elite 2021: Creative Quarantine

Honored to be recognized as one of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in Family Law. Congratulations to my colleagues also named to this list comprised of less than 4% of practicing attorneys in NC. Home became a much more important place amid the 2020 pandemic for everyone, including the N.C. legal community.


The Uniform Civil Collaborative Law Act was signed into law 7/1/20. It paves the way for civil practitioners to resolve civil disputes through the collaborative process. This is a win-win for lawyers and clients to engage in respectful, intelligent and constructive conflict resolution and to effectively settle business, employment and other civil disputes outside of the archaic court system. Tremendous thanks to the father of this legislation, John Sarratt, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association and many others who contributed to making this milestone happen. For legal eagles, the full text is here:


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That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

My friend and fellow collaborative lawyer, Lauren Vaughn Lewis shared this article and I’m re-sharing here: The coronavirus pandemic has led to a collective loss of normalcy.


The past days witnessing the hoarding of necessities and everyone-out-for him/herself mentality show that when we’re panicked, we don’t act reasonably or from a place of compassion for others and a concern for the greater good. For divorcing couples who may have to bind together for their kids out of school or adult children retreating home from college, we can do better and treat each other with dignity and respect. Choose the collaborative approach. For those settling into listening to a lot of podcasts, here’s a short episode sharing why I’ve chosen to be a collaborative lawyer.


Thank you Charlotte clients and friends for naming me best attorney in the Queen City Nerve in the Nest 2019! I’m so honored! Shout out to my Sodoma Law friends for being named best firm.


Experts Explain How Collaborative Divorce Works

A collaborative divorce coach and lawyer provide an overview of how the collaborative process works. Thank you to Kevin Scudder for sharing this link.

Paula Hopkins and Marlene Boas stop by to explain collaborative divorce.


King Collaborative Family Law 01/13/2019

Legal Elite

Honored and grateful to be selected by my colleagues as one of Business NC’s Legal Elite Family Law attorneys. Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina's Legal Elite,



Last chance to register for NC Advocates for Justice Collaborative Divorce: The Lawyer’s Role tomorrow, Jan 30 at 12:30pm-1:30pm. If you are a fellow attorney, register now to learn how to redefine your job description from litigator to problem solver and join me in counseling clients through the rough waters to reach lasting resolution. Https:// SemWebCatalog 11/09/2017

These Newlyweds are opening an academy for animal locomotion and yoga in South End

Andres and I are so excited to introduce Charlotte to Budokon. Thank you, Katie Toussaint and Charlotte Five, for capturing our vision to inspire our community to experience mixed movement arts at Budokon Academy Charlotte. Move over yoga studios, a different approach to body movement is coming to town. By the end of December, newlyweds Andres Pico, 39, and Irene King, 38, are opening Budokon Academy Charlotte at 2935 Griffith St. in South End, in the same block as The Suffolk Punch and Triple C Brewing Co. Created by…


E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. Thank you Judge Keesler, Clerk Washington and my friends at the USCIS for having me sing to our 54 new citizens today! #godblessamerica #starspangledbanner #lawyerlife #lawyer #patriotic #collaborative #singing


Welcome to the newest citizens of the United States of America. I am so honored each time I have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem and meet new citizens during a naturalization ceremony. My greatest hope is that we embrace all of the citizens of the world who have chosen to make America their home. #naturalizationceremony #citizenship #lovetrumpshate #singing #starspangledbanner #peace #collaborativedivorceclt #inclusion


We know emotions trigger a physical effect in our bodies, but what do the emotional responses look like? Check out this culturally universal body map produced by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Look how the whole body lights up when we feel happy! #happy #emotions #meditation #peace #peaceofmind #loveyourself #scienceiscool


King Collaborative Family Law's cover photo


King Collaborative Family Law's cover photo 03/24/2017

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We hope you can join us March 25, 2017 for the 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Night with the Charlotte Checkers. The game starts at 6:00 PM and fans are encouraged to wear purple to show support for our foundation and all those who have been affected by domestic violence. Let's paint the coliseum purple!

Purchase specially priced tickets here: Promo Code: JKFFC 02/25/2017

The state of divorce in Charlotte

Way to go, Charlotte Agenda, for promoting collaborative divorce! As the state’s largest, Mecklenburg County handles more divorces per year than any other state. Luckily, the number of disunions is near historic lows.


At Inn of Court listening to an amazing Collaborative Law presentation from the amazing Irene King and others. 08/05/2016

What is Collaborative Divorce? - Charlotte Collaborative Divorce What is Collaborative Divorce? by: Irene King | Website Why Choose the Collaborative Divorce Process? When court proceedings and the threat of court are removed from the settlement process, the creativity, range and durability of settlement options greatly expands. Most attorneys have had the experi...


Successfully mediated on a Friday down to the last snack.


Thank you to the early birds who came out this morning to the Mecklenburg County Bar to listen to me talk about the empowering benefits of collaborative divorce and alternatives to litigation! 03/08/2016

How To Divorce Like A Grown-Up (And Co-Parent Like One, Too) Here's how to split up as amicably as possible.


Celebrating today's 1 year anniversary of KCFL. Thank you to my loyal clients for having the courage to face divorce with dignity in the collaborative family law process. 01/13/2016

2016 Legal Elite

So grateful to my peers and colleagues for naming me one of Business NC's Legal Elite. It's my honor to serve as a collaborative family law attorney and mediator. When we asked this years Legal Elite winners what they would be if not a lawyer, many found the question perplexing. For people at the top of their profession, its hard to imagine working in another field. While some immediately called to mind childhood


Timeline Photos


Such a great evening honoring the 100th anniversary of the Western District of NC courthouse in Charlotte! It was an honor to sing God Bless America to our distinguished members of the judiciary. 08/27/2015

The Collaborative Divorce Team

One of the many benefits of choosing the Collaborative road is not traveling it alone. Check out our latest blog to get to know more about the professionals who will be by your side. THE COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE TEAM In conjunction with your collaborative attorney, the collaborative divorce team members guide you to effectively navigate the legal, emotional and financial difficult...



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Charlotte, NC

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