Senior Attorney – NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist
“As a natural born problem solver, I enjoy demystifying the separation and divorce process for clients. I believe that educating my clients about their options and enabling them to make informed decisions about the path forward is critical to a successful resolution.”
Ashley L. Oldham
Ashley L. Oldham is a Senior Attorney at New Direction Family Law. She has been recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of Family Law since 2018. Ashley has represented clients in a wide variety of family law cases across the state of North Carolina with a focus on military divorce and federal pension division. She has served as an expert and consultant on the federal laws related to military pensions and federal civil service retirements with attorneys from various states, and has successfully represented clients in two cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals: Gurganus v. Gurganus, 252 N.C. App. 1 (2017) and Bridges v. Bridges, 2019 N.C. App. LEXIS 778. Her regular practice includes, but is not limited to, practice in Wake, Harnett, Chatham, Orange, Durham and Johnston Counties.
A North Carolina native, Ashley graduated cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Psychology and dual minors in Business Administration and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. While at Campbell, Ashley graduated in the top 10% of her class and served as an editor for the Campbell Law Review.
Ashley has taught continuing legal education courses on issues of military divorce to the North Carolina Bar Association, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the American Bar Association. She has been published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, LexisNexis and Lawyer’s Mutual. Ashley has published and presented on a variety of family law topics. A list of her publications and presentations can be found here.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons in the Outer Banks.