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Why I Practice Law the Way I Do: Ashley Banks

Although I may not have had a name for it at the time, advocating on other people’s behalf came naturally to me and was something I practiced from an early age. I took great pleasure in supporting family, friends and neighbors and acting as an advocate for them when they needed help. It was a role that felt comfortable to me growing up, and I enjoyed helping those who were unable to help themselves.

This natural inclination to advocate for others led to my decision to attend law school. While there, I was surprised by how few of my fellow students intended to pursue family law after graduation. Even those who didn’t know what area of law they planned to specialize in were certain of one thing – it wasn’t going to be family law. Listening to them made me realize that my background just might make me particularly suited to act as an advocate in this area.

I was born into a “blended” family. My Mom and Dad each brought two kids from prior relationships into their marriage and then had three kids of their own. I was the middle child of the three kids born during their marriage and was just 7 years old when they decided to separate. Following their divorce, my mother became a single parent of 5 kids. Needless to say, we experienced our share of complicated family law issues and learned to navigate within a new family dynamic.

After graduating from law school, I began practicing family law at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., and have practiced exclusively in this area of law since that time. It quickly became clear to me that my personal experiences, coupled with my legal training, gave me a unique perspective that has been critical in establishing trust and building confidence with my clients in all areas of family law.

I understand the challenges posed by complicated relationships and atypical family dynamics, and use this understanding to ensure a successful outcome for my clients. I recognize how difficult it can be to see beyond the immediate crises facing my clients and to focus on the bigger picture and ultimate outcome. A family doesn’t have to look perfect, but it should come first and my experiences enable me to emphasize this point with my clients. My desire to advocate for people during this life-changing point in their family life is why I do what I do and why I practice law.

About Attorney Ashley Banks

Ashley focuses her law practice at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, and child support. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Wake County Bar Association, the Wake County Young Lawyers Division, and the Wake County Family Law Division.

Ashley is a North Carolina native. She grew up in Chapel Hill, and she moved to the Raleigh area in 2007. Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University in 2009, and she received her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

While she attended law school at Campbell, Ashley won numerous awards and accolades. She was a recipient of the Beverly Massey Scholarship, and upon graduation, Ashley was awarded the NC Advocates for Justice Most Outstanding Advocate Award. At that time, she was inducted into the Order of Old Kivett in recognition of her trial advocacy skills at both regional and national competitions, which she honed while serving as a member of the Mock Trial Team.

For nearly a decade, Ashley has called Raleigh her home. Since earning her law degree, Ashley has remained involved in the Raleigh community and has been a committed advocate for her family law clients.

Why You Should Choose Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., to Handle Your Case

Ashley Banks and the other attorneys and staff members at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., are committed to delivering personalized representation to each client while providing determined and experienced advocacy work both in the courtroom and outside it. We understand that each case has its own particularities and nuances, and we work tirelessly to develop a legal strategy that works best for your situation.

We know how frustrating it can be to get hurt because of another party’s negligence, making it impossible for you to work and earn money. We know that family law issues, from divorce to child custody, can be extremely anxiety-inducing. Let the dedicated advocates at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., help with your case.

Our Law Firm Represents Clients in a Wide Range of Practice Areas

If you need a dedicated attorney to assist with your family law case, do not hesitate to reach out to the law offices of Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. Our firm has years of experience handling a wide variety of family law matters, from divorce and separation to child custody issues. Whether you have questions drafting a prenuptial agreement, filing for divorce in North Carolina, child custody arrangements, or support, we can help.

If you have questions or want to speak with a Raleigh family law attorney, you should contact an experienced advocate at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your case.

About the Author

Ashley T. Banks
Ashley is an attorney at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks and practices family law. She handles cases involving divorce, separation, child custody, child support and more. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Wake County Bar Association, Wake County Young Lawyers Division, and Wake County Family Law Division.

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