Business & Personal Lawyers for Eastern North Carolina

Family Law

Family law issues usually arise in the context of divorce proceedings. However, family law encompasses a wide array of topics and situations such as: establishing the paternity of a child, terminating the parental rights of a parent, adoption, seeking protection from domestic violence, prosecuting a claim for alienation of affection, and executing separation, prenuptial, or postnuptial agreements.

Family law issues rarely involve a single aspect of the law. Often, numerous aspects of family law are involved in a given situation. For example, when a couple decides to terminate their marriage, one of the parties will petition the court for a divorce. Besides seeking a legal termination of the relationship, the couple may also ask the court to divide the marital assets via equitable distribution, grant child custody to one or both parents, and impose child and spousal support obligations, if applicable. Partner, Joe Bell, and associate, Mike Smith, can assist you with most family law issues implicated by your unique situation.

Additionally, family law issues such as divorce and equitable distribution are often intertwined with other areas of the law. For example, if you have a large marital estate which includes a family business, stock options, or shares in a "closely held" corporation, evaluating your fair share of the marital estate during equitable distribution may be complicated and require special expertise in the areas of corporate law and tax law. Our firm is uniquely positioned to provide representation in such a situation by having the additional resources of partners, Mike Batts and Jeffrey Batts, who are authorities in the fields of tax law and corporate law.

Family Law Services

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Child Support
  • Post Separation Support/Alimony
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Termination of Parental Rights/Adoption
  • Alienation of Affection

Family Law Attorneys




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Batts, Batts & Bell, LLP
103 Candlewood Road
P.O. Drawer 8228
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1228
Phone: (252) 977-6450
Fax: (252) 972-7500