About Cheri


Cheri is a member of the Family Law section of the NC Bar Association and former chairperson of the Durham County Family Law Bar and member of NCGALA.

Cheri prides herself on taking the worry out of domestic issues, giving her clients peace of mind and encouraging trust through empathy and experience. While many often claim that lawyers make simple problems complex, Cheri believes a good attorney makes complex issues simple and applies this philosophy to her work both in and out of the courtroom.

Family law often deals with life-changing issues that may seem impossible to face. Cheri is proud to inspire the trust that her clients are in experienced, persistent, and fair hands.



Initial consultation (Ms. Patrick): $350 for up to 90 minutes
Initial consultation (Mr. Timmins): $300 for up to 90 minutes

Hourly rates: $300 Ms. Patrick - $225 Mr. Timmins
$100 paralegal - $50 legal assistant
Most cases are charged on an hourly basis.

Absolute, uncontested divorce: $900
Basic will: $550
Minor’s trust within will: $100
Durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney, living will: $75 each

Our Office

3500 Westgate Dr. Suite 701

Durham, NC 27707

(919) 956-7171


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The first step is a consultation, where we will make sure you know all of your rights, and decide the best way for you to achieve your goals.

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