After earning her law degree at The College of William and Mary in 1984, Ms. Hager practiced with federally-funded legal services organizations in Ohio and Kentucky before moving to Wilmington in 1990. She was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar on reciprocity and practiced as an associate attorney at a small general practice firm for five years before opening her own solo practice in 1995. For the past 15 years, she has limited her practice to divorce, custody, adoption, and other family law matters.
Ms. Hager offers Collaborative Divorce services as a founding member of Coastal Collaborative Colleagues. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the American and North Carolina Bar Associations, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).