Rebecca Bee grew up in Ontario, Canada, moving to Michigan in 2013. She graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State University with a degree in Political Science in 2017. While at Michigan State University, Rebecca interned for the Honorable Judge Rosemarie E. Aquilina. She received her law degree from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in 2020. While in law school, Rebecca served as editor on the Florida Journal of International Law, assisted indigent clients through the Restoration of Civil Rights Workshop, assisted in the annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, and served on the University of Florida's Family Law Society.
Upon graduating law school and obtaining her J.D., Rebecca moved to North Carolina and began practicing family law. Her practice focuses primarily on divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child custody, and child support. Rebecca works to resolve family conflicts with your children in mind.
Child custody and child support are two major issues Rebecca handles. In North Carolina, child support is typically determined by the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines which calculates your child support obligation based on the number overnights you have with your child, the income of each parent, and other factors. However, in high income cases where the parents combined income exceeds $30,000 per month, the child support guidelines do not apply. In this circumstance, the Judge has broad discretion to determine your child support obligation based on the child's accustomed standard of living, income, and more. Where the guidelines do not apply, Rebecca works to get you a fair price in providing for your child.
Rebecca's practice also focuses heavily on equitable distribution. Equitable distribution is the process through which marital property is divided between divorcing spouses. The presumption in North Carolina is that all marital property should be divided equally. However, several factors can make an unequal distribution more appropriate.
Alimony and Postseparation support may also be appropriate in your case. Postseparation support is designed to assist the dependent spouse in meeting their reasonable needs upon separation. Conversely, alimony is awarded upon divorce. The dependent spouse may seek alimony from the supporting spouse to meet their reasonable financial needs. However, a Judge will consider a number of factors before awarding alimony, including marital misconduct.
A Premarital (or Prenuptial) Agreement may be used to avoid some of the uncertainty and judicial discretion in a divorce. Contrary to popular opinion, a Premarital Agreement is not only for celebrities. It is a contract that two people enter into before they get married. It can establish certain marital rights and responsibilities, such as spending limits during the marriage. A Premarital Agreement can also determine the division of assets and alimony rights in the event of divorce or death. Premarital Agreements cannot be used to determine child custody or child support. Rebecca works to tailor Premarital Agreements to meet your needs and protect your assets.
When Rebecca is not working, she enjoys painting landscapes, hiking, traveling abroad, and volunteering at farm animal sanctuaries.
J.D., University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 2020
Governor's Scholar Holland & Knight Scholar Dean's List - University of Florida Levin College of Law
B.A., Michigan State University, 2017
Magna Cum Laude Dean's List - Michigan State University
North Carolina State Bar
Public Interest Environmental Conference - Law Student Assistant
Animal Legal Defense Fund - Law Student Section