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Karla M. Wood, Attorney

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Karla M. Wood, a Capable Attorney for Family Law and Criminal Defense

Choose a compassionate but resolute attorney from Waynesville, North Carolina to represent you in dealing with your family law case or criminal charge. Karla M. Wood, Attorney will take care of the details so that you experience the least amount of anxiety and stress during these trying times.

Family Law Matters

Karla mainly assists clients who are going through divorce and child custody issues. Her goal is to ensure that the custody order is as tight as it can be to protect the children involved.

Additionally, Karla represents parents whose children have been taken away by the NC Human Health, Social Services Division. She is also a counselor and provides advice ahead of time regarding prenuptial and even postnuptial agreements. Here are her areas of practice:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation, Including Emergency Custody Issues
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Grandparent Rights to Children
  • Motions to Modify Custody Orders

  • Motions to Show Cause/Contempt
  • Separation Agreements
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Third-Party Custody
  • Adoptions
  • Spousal Support/Alimony
  • Expunction of Juvenile Involuntary               Commitment

Criminal Defense

Many times, there are criminal actions filed during a pending divorce such as communicating threats, various levels of assault, and stalking, to name a few. If you are accused of any crime, Karla is the one to represent you. Here are her areas of practice:

  • DWI
  • Assault
  • Assault on Female
  • Child Abuse
  • Stalking

  • Communicating Threats
  • Trespassing
  • Rape
  • Murder

  • Speeding/Traffic Tickets
  • Larceny
  • Theft
  • Drug Charges

Karla usually defends those accused of domestic violence, known in North Carolina as a 50B action, which has horrible and long-lasting consequences. Lately, even plaintiffs have hired Karla to prosecute such actions because they are not happy with the legal aid system, which makes them feel like a number.

Schedule a Consultation

Call Karla today for a consultation. The consultation fee is $150, which applies to whatever you and Karla decide is the best course of action. Each consultation is thorough and takes about an hour.


Karla will learn about the facts of your case (why you ended up sitting in her office), inform you about the applicable law, discuss the various methods to deal with your situation, and describe the processes that you can expect to go through. At the end of the consultation, Karla sets the fee for the case.


Karla and her clients never argue about money because she offers flat fee billing. She does not use the "bait and hook" method of "small" retainers and then overwhelm clients with hourly billing. Her fee remains the same whether she resolves the case in three minutes or three years. If she does it in three minutes, Karla accepts a bonus. ☺

Payment Terms

Karla accepts payment in cash, cashier's checks, and local checks as well as via USPS money orders and PayPal.

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