Indianapolis Family Law Lawyer

Employing the full-service Indiana family law firm Banks & Brower LLC means that you have a team of compassionate attorneys who can attend to all of your family’s legal needs, including:

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial or premarital agreement is a contract that both parties sign before they get married. It can cover a variety of issues including the rights to property during and after marriage. The agreement is not legally binding until the two parties marry.

Divorce

There are many things to consider if you are faced with divorce. Division of property, child custody, child visitation, spousal support, and child support are among the list. To file for divorce in Indiana, at least one party must have Indiana residency for the six months directly prior to filing. Additionally, the final hearing can’t be held until at least 60 days from the date of filing.

Divorce law is complicated, and divorces are stressful and emotional for all parties involved. Having the right representation is essential to be certain that your best interests, and your children’s best interests, are attended to now and in the future.

Annulments

An annulment is different from a divorce. A divorce dissolves a marriage. An annulment means that the marriage is voided and, for the purposes of the law, never legally existed. There are various reasons why it might be more appropriate to have your marriage annulled. For instance, if at the time of the marriage, a spouse was underage, already married to someone else, or mentally incompetent.

Guardianships

Guardianships can be for children or, in certain cases, for adults. If you are taking care of a child and you are not the child’s parent, it may be prudent to seek guardianship of the child. This can give you the legal authority to make routine and emergency decisions for them. If you are taking care of an elderly adult who is no longer able to care for themselves, guardianship will be important for you to be able to pay their bills for them and take care of their medical needs.

Wills and End of Life Planning

It is important to put certain plans into place, so your wishes can be followed when you are gone. It also keeps your loved ones from being burdened during an already difficult time.

Probate

When someone dies, there are certain legal matters that need immediate attention. In the state of Indiana, an estate is either considered supervised or unsupervised. This is also referred to as formal or informal. There are different requirements depending on which category the estate falls into. Trying to navigate the probate courts can be difficult under the best of circumstances. When faced with the grief of loss, as well, it can be overwhelming. Having an experienced family law attorney to carefully and safely guide you through the process is best.

Restraining and Protective Orders

If you are being threatened by someone, you need protection. An order of protection or restraining order is issued by a court to formally communicate to your aggressor that he/she needs to leave you alone. An order can help law enforcement intervene quickly if you need help. A copy of the order is on file at the police department, but it is important to keep a copy on your person, as well. This will help other people understand that they can legally bar the person from their property when you are present.

School & Education Law

Indiana has specific laws governing education and schools. A family law attorney can help with issues relating to attendance requirements, home-schooling provisions, and student record disclosure.

You can trust your family in the hands of attorneys at Banks & Brower. They can provide you and your family with the security of having expert family law attorneys on your side during challenging times. Call today to find out how we can help.