Family law is a broad term, used to describe legal process that range from building new families to resolving family disputes. Some of our clients come to us for help taking the first steps in a life together, while others seek mediation or representation in dealing with other family members. Legal issues involving families can be emotional for all parties. The attorneys at Glover DeWeese know how important it is to have an advocate that can take up a case on your behalf to help relieve the stresses that come with these important issues.
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After the dissolution of a marriage, there is sometimes a dispute over child custody. Courts will consider the nature of the divorce, the ability of each parent to care for a child and the wishes of that child, among other factors. Parents sometimes seek modifications to custody orders if significant changes occur in the lives of family members.
Adopting a child in Indiana involves screening processes, background checks and other evaluations to determine whether a couple meets certain standards. Adoption processes can vary greatly from one case to another and sometimes depend on the involvement of foreign agencies. Because of the complexity of adoptions, a couple will often use an attorney to help navigate the legal processes involved.
Child support can be ordered by the court to be paid by either or both parents, depending on many factors, including income, current standard of living and the physical and mental condition of the child.
People seeking a divorce in Indiana file a Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage. In every divorce, there are many things that a couple must consider, including division of property, child custody and child support, if applicable.
Marital Property and Division Thereof
Couples will sometimes establish which properties belongs to each spouse before they are married. Establishing these parameters makes things easier if the marriage should end in a divorce. In other cases, disputes arise in the wake of a divorce over the ownership of certain properties. An attorney can serve as a mediator, or as an advocate to help resolve disputes. In other cases, disputes arise in the wake of a divorce over the ownership and division of certain properties.
Children born outside of marriage and issues involving child custody, child support and parenting time.
When children are cared for by someone other parent or an adult is incapable of handling their legal affairs a court can consider a Guardianship.
Pre & Post Marital Agreements
Where partners wish to specifically outline financial and property considerations both before a marriage or after they are already married.
Couples may establish legal orders regarding their children and the finances while addressing other issues in their marriage.
Child In Need of Services (CHINs)
Cases involving the Indiana Department of Child Services and children removed from their homes.
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