Family Law

A divorce can be as simple as two people separating their furniture and dividing their bills to a complex mix of assets, high income and business interests. Through my many years of experience I can help you understand your divorce through the entire process and help you achieve the best possible outcome. I have teamed up with many professionals in the community such as CPAs, Psychologists and financial advisors to help provide the best possible outcomes for my clients. My job is not complete when your divorce is finalized. I am here to provide you with guidance for financial and estate planning to complete the process.

  • Divorce – Contemplating a divorce is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. At our first meeting I will provide you answers to your questions and give you a road map to successfully guide you through the divorce process for the best possible outcome.
  • Custody – There are two types of custody, physical and legal. Physical custody is where the child(ren) primarily reside. Legal custody deals with major medical, educational and religious decision making.
  • Child support – Child support is based on both parent’s incomes, daycare expenses and health insurance costs. Calculating the correct child support obligation is not always easy. Sometimes it involves reviewing tax returns, bank records and even business records. No matter how simple or difficult I will work with you through the process to make sure a correct support obligation is achieved.
  • Parenting Time – Indiana follows parenting time guidelines which establish a minimum schedule for parents to see their children. Please read these guidelines as it contains very helpful information.
  • Property division – Dividing up property is more than deciding who gets the coffee table or dishes. There are usually retirement plans, financial accounts, real estate and other various assets to separate. I will make sure that all of the assets are disclosed and help you effectively divide them.
  • Temporary Spousal Maintenance – If you are worried about not having money after a divorce is filed because you are not working or do not make much money, I understand. On a temporary basis the court can order temporary spousal maintenance to the lower income earning spouse.
  • Rehabilitative Maintenance – You might recognize this term if I call it alimony. If you interrupted your employment or education to be a stay at home parent, if you are caring for a disabled child or you are incapacitated or are not able to earn a living on your own you may be entitled to rehabilitative maintenance.