A good Indiana family attorney is vital in every life. Surprisingly enough, everyone will need a family attorney at one time or another. Not every Indiana family attorney will be good enough for your particular needs, but there are a few who are experienced with the particular issues your family faces, and those who understand the legal system and how it works. Like it or not, having a lawyer is, therefore, an essential decision to make in order for you to have the best chances of getting what you deserve in court.
A Family Attorney Helps Sort Out Issues of Close Relationships
A good Indiana family attorney will help you to sort out any issues that may arise as a result of your family relationship, such as divorce, adoption, child custody, and so on. An experienced family lawyer will know the laws as well as the nuances of the legal system in Indiana, so he or she can represent you in the most effective manner possible. They also know how to approach certain cases and how not to do so. Good attorneys fight for the rights of their clients and try to ensure that their client receives all the compensation that they are entitled to.
We Focus on Many Areas of Family Law
Our team is familiar with many types of family law cases, including (but not limited to):
- Paternity actions
- Children’s advocacy
- Child support & custody enforcement and modification
- Domestic violence injunctions
- Defense and prosecution of relocation actions
In all divorces, until they are not, they are considered contested. “Uncontested” means that all decisions in the case have been or will be reached by the parties. In other words, no decision will need to be made by a judge regarding how property will be divided or how children will be shared.
The parties often reach a consensus on these issues out of consideration for each other and their children. It is the fastest and least expensive type of divorce.
Sometimes, the involved parties cannot, or will not, come to an agreement on the major issues in their particular situation and require the courts to intervene and make the decisions for them. This can be quite traumatic and stressful, as the decisions for things like child care, timesharing, and other personal family issues are no longer within your control and are given to a judge.
If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the first step in the process is usually that of mediation. In this process, the parties go to mediation who tries to help them get over whatever obstacles there may be which obstruct the parties’ ability to agree. We are familiar with the mediation process and may be able to help couples reach agreements.
Paternity refers to the biological relationship between a child and a father. Sometimes legal action is required to determine the paternity of a child. The family law attorneys at Strain Law can help with your paternity concerns.
Paternity can have long-lasting legal ramifications, affecting such things as:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Visitation rights
Whether you need to establish paternity to pursue child support or want to ensure your visitation rights, our attorneys can assist you.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreement
A lack of a professionally drafted legal agreement can lead to a painful and costly trial if a marriage ends in divorce. Contact Strain Legal Services if you are interested in speaking with a family lawyer/firm who can assist you in establishing the best arrangement for your family, spouse, and yourself.
Prenuptial agreements can outline each spouse’s rights and obligations should the marriage result in dissolution. For clients who are married, the attorneys at Strain Legal Services can assist you with postnuptial agreements. In the event that your marriage results in divorce or legal separation, a postnuptial agreement will determine how finances & debts will be handled.