Rea V. Goanos

Eleftherea (“Rea”) V. Goanos counsels her clients on a wide range of divorce and family law matters, including litigation and negotiation of complex financial matters, custody disputes, parenting schedules, child and spousal support, property division, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and all post-judgment related issues.

Rea zealously advocates for the best interests of her clients, with a keen understanding that many decisions directly impact the youngest involuntary participants in family law matters: children. With a background in psychology as an undergraduate, and thereafter earning a Certificate in Child and Family Law in law school, Rea provides compassion and empathy to her clients, for what can be a very challenging life transition for them.  Her goal is to effectively and efficiently negotiate and settle all matters to reach an amicable resolution, while also having the ability to aggressively represent her clients’ unique interests in court if and as necessary.

Rea understands that it is vital to truly listen to her clients so they feel and know they are being heard.  Family law is not one size fits all, and it is always her priority to pay attention to the detail and uniqueness of each family. She understands that her clients are experiencing life changes on many levels, whether it be rejoining the workforce after many years, refocusing and resetting one’s life goals and priorities, or navigating new life chapters. Further, as a daughter of Greek immigrants, Rea understands the intricacies of multicultural families and the impacts they may have on resolving a family law matter.  Rea patiently listens to her clients’ unique situations, learns what each family needs, and successfully advocates for their best interests.

Originally from the Detroit Michigan metro area, Rea went on to study psychology at Harvard University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked as an English teacher in Athens, Greece for two years.  Thereafter, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and practiced family law in Chicago, Illinois for many years, prior to moving to Charlotte with her family.

Academic Background

  • Harvard University, A.B., 2001
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2006

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2014
  • Illinois State Bar, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2006


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

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