Heidi Stewart

168 S Liberty Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
United States
Office Phone: 828-225-6030
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer, Mediator

My firm focuses its practice in wills and estate planning, family law matters, including divorce, child custody, equitable distribution of marital property, adoptions, guardianships and elder issues, corporate formations and transactions, and other business and contract matters. Former Assistant Director of The Mediation Center, Inc. in Asheville, N.C.. A volunteer Arbitrator and Mediator with the Better Business Bureau of Western North Carolina, our firm also offers Alternative Dispute Resolution Services such as Superior Court Mediations, Family Financial Mediations and Collaborative Law. We take pride in providing personal, approachable, services to each of our clients.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law (Separation, Divorce, Equitable Distribution of Marital Property, Partnership Agreements, Adoptions), Elder Law Issues, Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney) and Estate Administration, Guardianships, Mediation and Arbitration
License(s): License to Practice Law - North Carolina

Professional Activities

- Past President - N.C. 28th Judicial District Bar Association ~Member-Family Law Division - N.C. Bar Association - Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ~Volunteer - Better Business Bureau of Western North Carolina - Autoline Arbitrator & Mediator ~Member - WNC Collaborative Law Practice Group - Past President - Asheville Club 436 - Toastmasters International ~~Fellow - N.C. Institute of Political Leadership ~Graduate - Leadership Asheville, NC - 2001 ~ ~

Undergraduate Education

Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC - BA-History/Political Science 1992

Postgraduate Education

North Carolina Central School of Law, Durham, NC - Juris Doctor Degree earned 1995

Professional Education

North Carolina Central School of Law, Durham, NC - Juris Doctor Degree earned 1995
Ongoing Continued Legal Education Courses

Comments

I see the growing interest in collaborative law and divorce practice as a positive step in helping families to move through, what can be a very emotional and hurtful process with the knowledge that they have a team of professionals who are there to help them to get through the process in a way that will, hopefully, allow them to maintain their self-respect, mitigate the damage to what relationship there remains between the parties and to focus on how to move forward into the future with the knowledge that they did all they could to speak up and advocate for themselves and to do what was in the best interest of themselves and their children.
Training Offered

Basic Collaborative Practice for Family Lawyers
Basic Collaborative Practice for Therapists
Basic Collaborative Practice for Financial Professionals

Training Conducted

Intro to Collaborative Law for Therapists - Hendersonville, NC 10/28/2016 (WNC Collaborative Law Group)
Intro to Collaborative Law for Therapists - Asheville, NC 9/27/2016 (WNC Collaborative Law Group)
Trusts 101 - Asheville, NC - 12/15/2016 (National Business Institute)
Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid - 6/9/2016 (National Business Institute)
Medicaid Update 2011 - 6/13/2011 (National Business Institute)
Top 10 Estate Planning Techniques - 4/27/2009 (National Business Institute)
How to Handle Impasse in Collaborative Family Law matters - 2009 (Co-Presenter -IACP Conference in San Francisco, CA)

Collaborative Training Offered

Basic Collaborative Practice for Family Lawyers
Basic Collaborative Practice for Therapists
Basic Collaborative Practice for Financial Professionals

Collaborative Training Reference

Theresa Weber, Esq.
Prince, Youngblood & Massagee, PLLC
240 Third Ave. East
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 692-2595

Sarah Olson, Esq.
Asheville Mediation, LLC
171 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 215-9992