Family Law

Few things in life can be as difficult as the breakup of a family. When people’s lives take a new direction, they need experienced attorneys to guide them through the process. The attorneys at Lanier, Fountain & Ceruzzi are well versed in guiding our clients through adoption, separation, child custody and visitation, child support emergency custody orders, grandparents’ rights, prenuptial agreements, post separation support, alimony and the division of marital property through the equitable distribution process.

We can also provide legal instruments that add to family security such as trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and post-nuptial agreements. We can explain and help plan for the legal ramifications of how property is owned, conserved or managed, as well as how to handle issues concerning school, marriage, buying a home and virtually all other legal aspects involved in family law.

In the event that the Department of Social Services (DSS) becomes involved with your family, you will need an attorney who is knowledgeable in how a DSS case proceeds and how to defend you against allegations of abuse, neglect and/or dependency. Negotiating the foster care system is usually a traumatic experience for families and the attorneys at Lanier, Fountain & Ceruzzi have many years of experience in the courtroom dealing with all facets of DSS cases and the foster care system.

Contact our Civil Litigation Division

Main Office
114 Old Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540

By Appointment Only
219 South Water Street
Swansboro, NC 28584