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Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, & Family Law Attorneys in Sanford, NC

For more than 30 years, Stephenson & Stephenson, PA, Attorneys at Law have served clients throughout Lee, Harnett, Chatham, and Moore counties, with trusted and results-driven legal services. Our family owned and operated practice is experienced in wills, while also offering a large selection of other legal services. We’re here to represent you well and guide you every step of the way.

Stephenson & Stephenson Attorneys

Attorney April Stephenson leads the practice with her daughter, Deirdre. Both have been in private practice since they graduated from Campbell School of Law, April in 1984 and Deirdre in 2017. Together, they have experience with real estate closings, estate planning, and powers of attorney. At Stephenson & Stephenson, PA, we’ve founded our practice on strong ideals of integrity and dependability. From estate planning and uncontested family law matters to living wills and deeds, we have you covered. With outstanding attention to detail, we take great care with even the smallest factors of your situation.

For the most comprehensive estate planning and other legal services in the area, look no further than the leading attorneys at Stephenson & Stephenson, PA. We guarantee comprehensive services that are both reliable and affordable. Call our office today to speak with us and to schedule a consultation. 


Rely on our team to probate an estate or help you draft your Last Will and Testament. We have more than 30 years of experience, giving us the knowledge and skill needed to ensure the proper resolution of an estate.

If a loved one has passed recently and you don't know where to begin, let us help. We're there to handle the business side of things from start to finish, allowing your family to grieve and heal.

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Family law

From adoptions and uncontested divorces to prenuptial and separation agreements, we offer a variety of family law services to help you reach peace of mind. Starting with the initial consultation to the final resolution, our attorneys will be by your side every step of the way. 

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Estate Planning

Trust our team to help you prepare for the management of your wealth and assets before and after your death. We’ll help you design a plan that is simple and customized for you and your family. Estate planning is important for peace of mind. Not only do you know exactly where everything will go after you're gone, but it will relieve stress in your family as well.

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April Stephenson

April graduated from Guilford College in 1981 and from Campbell School of Law in 1984 and has been in private practice in Sanford ever since.  April is married to Kenneth Coldren and has two children, Deirdre and Evans.  For twelve years she represented all of the county’s abused and neglected children.  Her practice is focused on real estate closings and the preparation of wills, Powers of Attorney, and living wills.

April has enjoyed varied civic duties including being Past President of Lee County Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center; Past President of the Lee County Kiwanis Club; Past President and Board Member of the Temple Theatre; Past Board Member of Parents as Teachers; Past Board member of the Coalition to Improve the Quality of Life in Lee County; Past Board Member of East Central Community Legal Services and Past Chair of the United Way of Lee County.

Deirdre Stephenson

Deirdre graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and graduated Campbell Law in May 2017.  She became a licensed attorney in the Fall of 2017.  Deirdre is currently the President of the Lee County Bar Association.

Deirdre serves as the Communications Chair for the Small Firm and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.  

Deirdre is also a Domestic Violence Advocate, is currently the Vice President of the Lee County Kiwanis Club, and serves as a Board member for the CCCC Foundation and Lee County Industries.