Issues surrounding dissolving a marriage are complicated. That’s why Adam focuses much of his practice on family law and divorce matters. Adam can help make the process much smoother and less stressful for his clients while fighting for what they deserve under the law. As an Indiana attorney focusing in Indianapolis (Marion County) and Hamilton County, along with Boone County, Johnson County, Hendricks County, Hancock County, Morgan County and Shelby County, Adam has helped clients with the following issues:
Legal Separation in Indiana
Under Indiana law, couples who are not ready to make a final decision about divorce can file for a legal separation. Separation agreements will typically have many of the same concessions found in a divorce decree including child custody and support, division of property, and spousal maintenance. Generally, a separation is good for one year during which time either party may file for a divorce.
Divorce in Indiana
Couples who meet the residency requirements under Indiana law can file for a divorce using Indiana’s “no-fault” system, which is simply an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Indiana’s “no-fault” divorce system means that a court doesn’t necessarily care why the parties filed for divorce or even if the divorce is a result of one person’s actions or the other’s. However, it is still important to work with a divorce attorney like Adam to ensure other issues such as post-divorce support, division of assets, child custody and support, and other issues are settled prior to filing. Adam has helped numerous Indiana residents with both contested and uncontested divorces.
Post-Divorce Issues in Indiana
In most cases, divorce decrees will require one or the other party to take certain actions after a divorce is final. This may include, but is not limited to, the sale of property for distribution of funds, maintaining payments on credit card or other loan agreements, paying child and/or spousal support and dividing assets like retirement accounts. When these matters are not carried out in a responsible and timely matter, the injured party may file for several types of relief, such as a modification of the court’s order, a contempt of court charge against the party who was supposed to fulfill certain duties, or an injunction to force a party to do some action or else to prohibit a party from doing a certain action. This nearly always requires an attorney, like Adam, who can go to court and fight to get a court order to force the person to act. The Court takes these obligations very seriously and Adam can help hold your former spouse accountable.
Whether you are currently considering a divorce or a legal separation in Indiana, it is important you work with an attorney who can help protect your rights and guide you through the process. As a divorce attorney, Adam has represented many clients in both divorce and legal separation matters. He understands that the decision to separate from your partner is not an easy one and that filing for a divorce is a major step that will result in major life changes.