Leslie Gibbs Van Der Have is the owner of Van Der Have Family Law, a family law practice located in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. She began practicing law eighteen years ago, first in Wake County representing clients in a variety of practice areas. In 2007, Leslie moved to Greenville and began concentrating her representation of clients in the specific area of family law. In this work, Leslie represents clients in the areas of separation and divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, equitable distribution, contempt proceedings, domestic violence, prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, and in lawsuits for alienation of affection or criminal conversation. She also has experience with appeals of family law cases, having successfully represented clients before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Leslie came into the law from the profession of social work, with a heart for helping others. She received her Juris Doctor from Campbell University in 2001, Bachelor of Social from North Carolina State University in 1994, magna cum laude, and an Associate of Arts degree from Peace College in 1992. Leslie grew up in Wilson, North Carolina, where her parents, Milo and Joan Gibbs, still reside. She lives in Greenville with her sons, Bruin and Rance, who are both high school students. Leslie loves watching her children play sports, and the family attends Open Door Church in Winterville. Leslie enjoys living in eastern North Carolina where she has been active in the community and in the provision of pro bono legal services, including prior service on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Pitt County and a longtime volunteer for the North Carolina Bar Association 4ALL Statewide Service Day. She considers it a great privilege to help clients address and navigate the legal challenges and complexities of marriage and divorce, affecting the most intimate aspects of their lives.