J. Albert Clyburn provides legal representation in the areas of divorce and family law. Issues and disputes most frequently found in this practice area include:

  • child custody cases
  • visitation rights cases
  • grandparent visitation rights cases
  • termination of parental rights
  • step-parent adoptions
  • child support cases
  • property and debt distribution cases
  • spousal support cases

Other services which fall within this area include:

  • premarital agreements
  • post-nuptial agreements
  • separation and property settlement agreements
  • uncontested divorces

Al Clyburn brings over twenty-one years of experience to each case and to each client. He has represented clients in all divisions of the North Carolina court system including the district court, superior court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Mr. Clyburn has been certified by the state of North Carolina as a family law mediator. As a mediator, Mr. Clyburn works with other attorneys and their clients to resolve their family law disputes before going to trial.


J. Albert Clyburn is a graduate of North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.


Mr. Clyburn has served on the family law section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He has also served as a guest speaker for the Wake Forest University School of Law and for the North Carolina Bar Association. Mr. Clyburn has authored articles associated with his speaking engagements which include “Procedural Problems and Methods in Equitable Distribution Cases,” and “Understanding and Preparing for a Child Custody Evaluation.”
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J. Albert Clyburn is licensed to practice in all state courts of North Carolina and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Mr. Clyburn is the attorney of record in cases with numerous published opinions from the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.

J. Albert Clyburn represents clients in New Hanover County, Pender County, Onslow County and Brunswick County