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Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, & Real Estate 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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Real Estate

Ensure your documents are properly prepared when you turn to our real estate attorneys. We handle documents relating to purchase agreements, mortgage documents, title documents, and property transfers as well as any legal disputes for property owners.

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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 is from Sanford and attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She graduated from Campbell Law in Raleigh in May 2017 and became a licensed attorney in the Fall of 2017.  

Deirdre is a Domestic Violence Advocate, is currently the President of the Lee County Kiwanis Club, Chair of the Lee County Reentry Committee Total Package, and serves as a Board member for the CCCC Foundation.

Deirdre is also the Past President of the Lee County Bar Association and a former Chair of Lee County Industries.