Grow, protect, and preserve your family.
Whether you’re looking to add to your family through adoption, protect a loved one through guardianship, or need guidance concerning custody of your children due to a divorce, working with the right family law attorney can make a world of difference.
Our skilled family law attorneys can help grow and protect your family.
Our family law attorneys can help you with:
- Paperwork and filing
- Court proceedings
- Creating a plan of action
- Development of proper legal documents
- And more
Over 100,000 children are adopted in the U.S. each year. We know that the adoption process, although joyous, also brings a lot of paperwork and preparation. Our experienced family law attorneys provide legal assistance and support for families wishing to adopt a newborn, child, or adult domestically or abroad.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation in which we need to seek guardianship to protect the ones we love. Our family law attorneys can help you walk through the requirements for establishing guardianship for children or an adult.
Child Custody & Support
When it comes to custody and support of children, we don’t take it lightly. Our goal is to help you understand your available options and to address any legal actions that may be necessary moving forward.
Many times, paternity results are required to move forward with any legal action regarding custody, visitation, or child support. Our experienced family law attorneys can help both mothers and fathers through the process of establishing paternity of a child.
Divorce or Legal Separation
We understand that no one enters marriage with the idea of ever needing a divorce attorney. We also are familiar with the magnitude of the decision and how it affects many areas of your life. Our family law attorneys can help you navigate through the process of divorce or legal separation and determine an appropriate legal resolution for your specific situation.
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It is very common to create premarital agreements that address many areas of a marriage. We can help develop and prepare premarital documents that distribute assets in the event of various situations.
We have decades of experience in helping families.
Commonly Asked Questions
How is custody determined during a divorce?
If the parents can’t come to a custody agreement, custody will be determined in a hearing. The decision in the hearing is based on what the court determines to be in the best interest of the child.
What is the difference between legal and physical custody?
The guardian awarded physical custody is the person the child will live with. Legal custody is the right to have input on the child’s upbringing, such as schooling, religion, and medical care. Both physical and legal custody can be joint, meaning the parents share the responsibility.
How much do I owe for child support?
If the case is an IV-D case (if filed through the prosecutor's office), you can find out how much child support you owe by calling the Kidsline at (800) 840-8757 or (317) 233-5437.
Should I still plan my estate if I have nothing to pass on to my kids?
Absolutely! In fact, planning might be more important for people who don’t have anything to pass to beneficiaries. If you pass away with debts or bills, they don’t disappear. Your kids might still be responsible for your existing debts. Even if you don’t currently have any debts, there’s always a chance for an unexpected expense. A solid, organized plan can help you get your affairs in order and help you prepare for the unexpected.
How long does it take to adopt a child?
There are several factors at play, but screening a family for a potential adoption will take approximately 3-6 months, according to Indiana government sources.
What is a premarital or prenuptial agreement?
These are legally binding contracts that a couple signs before they’re married. The agreement can be for anything, but the most common use is to protect the assets of one or both parties.