A Track Record Of Successful Results

Nielsen Legal is a full-service law firm that handles a wide range of legal matters for individuals and families located in Asheville, Waynesville and throughout the area.

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A Diverse Legal Practice

Criminal Defense
Family Law Representation
Title IX

We Offer Strategic And Practical Approaches To Family Law

We strive at having a compassionate and strategic approach in all family law cases. We focus on child custody, modification of custody, alimony, equitable distribution, separation agreements and divorce. Creating a tailored approach to your case is our objective and we will work with you closely to reach the best possible outcome in your case.

Trial Focused Approach

With over 12 years and hundreds of jury and bench trials, Attorney Joshua Nielsen has the trial tested ability to fight for you in the courtroom. We provide unique approaches to each case that center winning if necessary in trial. Talk to us if you or your loved one needs a trial attorney.

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Joshua Nielsen
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Angela Riddle

We Have A Strong Focus On Criminal Defense

We can defend your rights and present the strongest legal defense possible for your case. Understanding that each case is different and requires its own creative strategy is essential to a solid, successful defense, and that is what you will receive from our firm. We handle DUI, drug crimes, sex offenses, traffic violations and more.

“Let me tell you, I called 4 law firms in Waynesville and never heard back. When we called Josh we got him the first try. He won our case and our charges were dismissed. He always was courteous and he always called back if we left a message. I would highly recommend this lawyer!”

-Shannon K.

North Carolina Legal Blog

How can you make divorce better for your kids?

Most kids will hate the fact that their parents are divorcing. There may be some who realize it is a good thing, perhaps where one parent was violent toward them or their other parent, but generally, kids will be devastated by the thought of their parents splitting...

What legal defenses to assault can you use besides self-defense?

Arguing self-defense is one of the most common legal defenses to an assault charge. However, there can be other valid reasons for a physical altercation with another person. Understanding these arguments can make a difference in the outcome of the case, especially...

5 mistakes to avoid during separation in North Carolina

In North Carolina, the path to divorce begins with a mandatory separation period of at least a year and a day. Here, separation means more than living in different rooms; it demands residing in entirely different locations. This waiting time, while necessary, can...

Cocaine offenses: How does North Carolina law treat offenders?

Although some cultures use the substance as an anesthetic, cocaine is more infamous for its use as an illegal party drug in the United States. Cocaine induces an intense feeling of euphoria but can be addiction-forming. It also raises the risk of stroke, heart attack...

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