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

Accused of domestic violence? Here’s how to avoid more problems

No matter how it happened, getting hit with a domestic violence protective order (also known as a “50B order”) can upend your entire world.  It’s humiliating, frustrating and inconvenient to have your daily actions placed under restrictions. Knowing that you’re...

Checklist for your first divorce attorney meeting

Your first appointment with a divorce attorney is one of the most critical steps toward finalizing your divorce. Think of this meeting as an opportunity to take control of your situation and make informed decisions about your future. This also sets the tone for your...

Understanding federal financial crimes and their consequences

Financial crimes are illegal acts involving money or financial transactions. These crimes often fall under federal jurisdiction due to their complexity and their wide-ranging impact on the economy. The federal government has agencies dedicated to investigating and...

3 instances when divorce may be better for your children

The family unit is an important factor in any child’s life, and they thrive where there is love and stability. However, not all marriages provide the ideal environment for children to flourish. In some cases, divorce may provide children with a healthier and more...

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