Family Law

Family law issues can be very complicated. Not only are you dealing with matters of law, but you are also dealing with stress and emotions, which can complicate matters. Adam is committed to assisting singles and couples with numerous Indiana family law issues including:

Indiana Prenuptial Agreements

Sometimes people are hesitant to enter into a prenuptial agreement because they believe that they are forecasting an inevitable breakup. However, this is simply not true. A prenuptial agreement is designed to protect both parties as they enter into a marriage. These agreements are particularly important if one partner is very wealthy, expects to inherit a sizable estate, or if one partner has substantial debt prior to the marriage. It is often easier to work out an amicable agreement when both parties are cooperating with each other than it is to wait until a relationship has deteriorated to the point where parties cannot agree on anything.

Child Custody after Divorce in Indiana

Child custody matters must always have the best interest of the child in mind. Children who are well-settled in a home, who have other siblings or may have special needs may have reason to live with one parent versus another. In some cases, parents can agree beforehand on what is in the best interest of the child, which may include shared custody. Adam can help you work out an agreement that is suitable for both parents and is most beneficial for your children and can also fight for your rights in court if an agreement cannot be reached.

Indiana Child Support Guidelines

In Indiana, child support guidelines were established by the Judicial Administration Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana and adopted by the Indiana Supreme Court.  These guidelines lay out specific “rules” for establishing how much parents will pay toward the day-to-day expenses and education of their children in the event of a divorce or paternity action. The guidelines were enacted to ensure that the child would be raised with financial stability, to ensure that support payments were equitable and to improve the court process. Both parents’ income, as well as expenses and several other factors, are taken into consideration when determining the appropriate amount of child support. Other factors such as any special needs of a child and a parent’s earning capacity are also considered.

Guardianship of a Child in Indiana

There are several situations in which a parent, family member, or other person may need to become a guardian of a minor child or an incapacitated adult to provide for his/her care, medical treatment, and financial stability. Also, there are circumstances where a party has lost custody of a child for various reasons and the child has been appointed a guardian.  If you need help establishing or disestablishing a guardianship, contact Adam for assistance.

If you are dealing with any type of family law issue and you need a competent and skilled attorney, Adam works with clients in Indianapolis (Marion County) and Hamilton County, along with the Boone County, Johnson County, Hendricks County, Hancock County, Morgan County and Shelby County areas.

Call him today at Adam S. Lutzke Law Offices at (317) 258-7809.

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