Susan Goetcheus - Raleigh Family Law Attorney

Susan L. Goetcheus received her B.A. in Philosophy, with a minor in Religion, from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989. She received her J.D., cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2006. During law school, Ms. Goetcheus was a member of the Law Journal, a constitutional law research assistant and interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals for the Honorable Martha A. Geer.

Ms. Goetcheus’ practice is devoted to family law, including child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, absolute divorce, domestic violence, termination of parental rights, adoptions, separation agreements, property settlements and prenuptial agreements. She prides herself on being responsive to the needs of her clients by returning phone calls promptly, billing efficiently and litigating effectively. Ms. Goetcheus represents individuals pro bono through Project Together and the Volunteer Lawyers Program. She lives with her husband, Richard Marshall, their three children, Matilda, Lucy and Harry and their three dogs, Elsa, Ziggy and Daisy. Recent additions to the menagerie include a kitten named Tiger Lilly and a Lionhead Rabbit named Ginger Cecilia.

Ms. Goetcheus can be contacted by phone at 919-850-9199 or by email at

Bar admissions

North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina State Bar

Pro Bono Activities

Project Together, 2006 – Present
Volunteer Lawyers Program 2006 – Present


North Carolina Central School of Law, Durham, North Carolina 2006, J.D.
Honors: Member, North Carolina Central Law Journal, 2004-2005
Virginia Commonwealth University B.A. 1989
Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships:

10th Judicial District, 2006 – Present
North Carolina Bar Association, 2006 – Present
Wake County Bar Association, 2006 – Present
Family Law Section of North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2005 – Present