Indiana Family Lawyer
The experienced Indiana family lawyers at Stein Law can help you navigate complicated family law issues like divorce, child custody, child support, property division, and paternity.
Legal disputes involving family are never easy. Whether you’re going through a divorce, fighting for custody of a child, or trying to modify an existing court order, the process can be incredibly overwhelming. The Indiana family lawyers at Stein Law are here to help.
Our award-winning Indiana family law attorneys have decades of experience helping clients and families navigate complex family disputes, including divorce, child custody, child support, property division, and paternity. We know that tensions can run high in these types of cases, which is why we strive to be a source of support and strength for our clients.
When faced with difficult decisions, our legal team can provide guidance and counsel to help you achieve the best possible results in your Indiana family law case. Contact our family lawyers in Indiana for a free consultation.
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Indiana was the first state to enact specific legislation against fertility fraud. The legislation came about in response to the discovery of the high-profile fertility fraud cases against Dr. Donald Cline.
Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, it helps to have an experienced attorney at the helm. Before your marriage can be dissolved, you’ll have to satisfy filing requirements and finalize the terms of your split, including property division, parenting time and visitation, and financial support. Minor mistakes can be costly, both in terms of time and money. Our attorneys can guide you through the divorce process and make it as painless as possible.
Child custody disputes can arise when parents get divorced, when a parent remarries or relocates, or if there’s a material change in a parent’s ability to care for their child. In a custody case, the physical and legal custody of a child must be established, which requires parents to create a parenting time and visitation agreement. If parents can’t agree, courts can intervene, which takes important decisions away from the family. Whether you’re trying to establish custody or modify an existing child custody order, our attorneys can help you find a mutually agreeable resolution and fight for the outcome that puts your child’s best interests first.
Both parents have a legal obligation to provide for their children. This can be simple when parents are married. But when parents aren’t together or get a divorce, it can be more difficult to ensure that children receive the support they need. Our attorneys can assist you with filing a petition to request child support, compel payment of outstanding child support obligations, or change an existing child support order if circumstances have changed.
Sometimes spousal support, or alimony, can be awarded in Indiana family law cases. When spouses divorce, it can be difficult for a lesser-earning spouse to land on their feet. This is particularly true when the spouse didn’t work outside of the home or put their career on hold to take care of a family. Spousal support can provide temporary financial security for a spouse in the weeks, months, and years after a divorce.
When a family law judge signs an order, it’s binding on all parties. However, court orders can be modified when there are justifiable grounds. Our attorneys can help you file a motion to modify an order for child support, alimony, custody, or other existing court orders related to your family law case.
In a divorce, property and debts must be divided and shared by the spouses. Indiana is an equitable distribution state, which means that each spouse is entitled to a fair share of the marital property. A fair share doesn’t necessarily mean that property is split in half. Our attorneys can help you identify and isolate separate property, catalog marital property, identify debts common to the marriage, and perform a full accounting of the assets. We can also help you identify the property you’re most passionate about keeping and what you’re willing to part with so that property division negotiations go more smoothly.
If parents are married when a child is born, it’s presumed that the man is the child’s father. Paternity can also be established through a court-ordered DNA test. Sometimes it can be necessary to challenge or establish paternity, especially when a father seeks to assert or deny rights related to a child. Our attorneys can guide you through this often-stressful process.
Our Indiana family attorneys offer guidance and support to victims of domestic violence. We can provide a safe environment for our clients, file a petition for a restraining order, and prepare divorce papers so that the cycle of domestic abuse comes to a halt.
Prenuptial agreements are executed before spouses get married and dictate how certain pieces of property will be divided in the event of a divorce. When executed properly, a prenup can help spouses avoid limitations and requirements of Indiana’s equitable property division laws.
Indiana does not recognize common law marriage. However, the state does acknowledge cohabitating partners and will honor a cohabitation agreement, which is a contract that dictates how property, assets, and debts should be handled if the couple splits up. Our attorneys can devise a cohabitation agreement, challenge the validity of a contract, or fight to invalidate an existing contract.
In Indiana, grandparents have the right to be present in their grandchildren’s lives. If you’re being denied visitation or time with your grandchildren, our attorneys can help you assert your rights.
It may be necessary to amend a child’s birth certificate if their name or gender changes. Our family law attorneys in Indiana can help you file the necessary forms and navigate the process to ensure a proper result.
When a child is abandoned or is separated from their parents for some reason, our attorneys can act as a guardian ad litem. In this role, we serve as an advocate for a child during court hearings and family law proceedings.
Our attorneys advocate for individuals under the age of 21 who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected, or who are otherwise legally separated from their parents, to secure a special immigrant juvenile status. This can be a path toward securing a green card and designation as a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States.
At Stein Law, we prioritize amicable, family-driven solutions to legal disputes. Mediation, arbitration, and other types of alternative dispute resolution strategies can be invaluable in family law cases. We can lead you through this process and, where possible, avoid the expense and stress of going to court.
Dedicated Indiana Family Lawyers with Years of Experience
You have the power to choose the family law attorney who represents you. Make your decision carefully, as it can have a huge impact on how your family law case is resolved.
At Stein Law, our Indiana family law attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience. We offer compassionate, effective legal representation to clients faced with life-changing disputes.
We provide a steady hand and a voice of reason when your world has been turned upside down. We give you the opportunity to tell your story and fight for what you think is best for your family while working toward the most amicable and reasonable solutions.
When your future seems uncertain, know that we’ll be ready to lift you up and help you establish a clear path forward.
Contact our law firm—conveniently located in Clarksville and New Albany, Indiana—to arrange a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’ll gladly listen to the details of your case, provide some preliminary legal guidance, and help you understand what steps might be necessary to get the outcome you desire.