A Family Law Practice In Munster Serving Indiana Clients Throughout The Region

Family LawThe laws of Indiana provide for legal actions concerning a wide range of family matters, including:

  • Prenuptial agreements: Discuss and agree upon ownership of assets before marriage as a sort of insurance. (Both parties should have legal representation before entering into a prenup.)
  • Postnuptial agreements: Do you and your spouse have good reasons to create something like a prenup after you have already been married? Explore your options.
  • Divorce: We can assist with all types of divorce, including contested or uncontested; straightforward or complex; and middle class or high net worth.
  • Legal separation: Does your religion (or family tradition) prohibit divorce? Discuss the possibility of a legal separation with attorney Eric Oden Clark in Munster.
  • Child custody and visitation: What type of co-parenting arrangement will help preserve your parent-child relationship?
  • Child support: In Indiana, as in other states, a state calculator will help determine a ballpark figure for child support payments, but there are often reasons to petition for a deviation from standard figures. If either or both parents have irregular income from month to month or are self-employed, initial calculations can be challenging. Enlist the help of an experienced child support attorney during the important phase of calculations and determination of dollar amounts. Is there some reason to petition the court to deviate from the state calculator as you arrive at dollar amounts to be paid by one parent to the other?
  • Modification of court orders: Has there been a substantial change in family circumstances or income?
  • Enforcement of court orders: Do you need help enforcing a court order or do you need help defending your rights in light of another parent's petition for enforcement alleging you have not followed through with your responsibilities?
  • Orders of protection: We can assist you in domestic violence situations, whether you seek an order of protection or have been named in one.
  • Fathers' rights, mothers' rights and in some cases, grandparents' rights, are noteworthy elements of many child custody cases.
  • Stepparent adoption: Wherever you fall in the stepparent adoption equation, consult with a lawyer to understand your rights and opportunities.
  • Name changes: Some people accomplish name changes without a lawyer's involvement, but it is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer before going forward with a name change plan.

For advice on and help with any of these or other family law issues in Indiana, contact Eric Oden Clark, Attorney at Law, in Munster by calling 219-972-1969 or by sending a message through this website. We serve clients from throughout the area, including Hammond.