Dearborn County Divorce Lawyers

Compare top rated Indiana attorneys serving Dearborn County.
Cynthia Helfrich
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Hancock County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(317) 456-5315 18 E. Main Street
Suite 206
Greenfield, IN 46140
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Business and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Megan C Wells
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Marion County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(317) 580-9348 251 E. Ohio Street
Suite 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
Megan Wells is a 1999 graduate of Indiana University—Bloomington and a 2004 graduate of Indiana University School of Law –Indianapolis. Ms. Wells focuses her practice on family law in all of its capacities, including dissolution of marriage, paternity, establishing and modifying child custody, establishing and modifying child support, establishing and modifying parenting time, adoption and guardianship. In her practice, Megan thoroughly understands that she represents individuals and families in transitional phases in their lives. She understands that family law issues are often sensitive ones, and has the compassion, experience, and legal knowledge to provide representation to individuals at what...
Katie Kawiecki
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Marion County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(317) 450-2971 5811 N Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Divorce and Criminal
Valparaiso University School of Law
Katie J. Kawiecki, Of Counsel, graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2006 and received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Criminal Justice, from Trine University in 2003.


As Of Counsel with Chambers Law LLC, Katie focuses her practice in 3 main areas: Family Law, Breach of Warranty Claims (Lemon Law), and Criminal Law. Katie focuses her family law practice in matters involving but not limited to divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, and protective orders representing individuals throughout central Indiana. She has significant trial experience and has worked in a variety of areas...
Steven Joseph Kasyjanski
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Boone County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(317) 719-5037 9311 Irishmans Run Lane
Zionsville, IN 46077
Free ConsultationDivorce, Collections, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Steve enjoys interacting with clients and strives to assist them with achieving their personal legal objectives. Every client has individual needs and expectations, and Steve focuses his approach with an emphasis on accessibility, communication and specific goal attainment. He works with clients to help them understand both the intricate details and the “big picture” view of each particular case.

Steve assists clients across a wide range of legal matters. While he excels in general practice, some specific areas of focus include Commercial Law, Creditor’s Rights, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Collections, Contracts, Secured Transactions, Business Law, Business Formation, Wills and Estates,...
Brittany Blau
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Clark County, IN Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(502) 694-2528 538 E Court Ave
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Louis D Brandeiss School of Law
As a graduate of Providence High School, Brittany has always been driven for success. A graduate of Smith College, Brittany went on to pursue her Master of Science in Biology from IUPUI. Her legal education was obtained from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

From 2007 to 2012, Brittany worked as Clark County Indiana's Sex Crimes Prosecutor. The experience gave Brittany a wealth of courtroom and trial experience which she now translates into private practice. Brittany fights hard for her clients, both in court and in negotiations. She carefully reviews each client's personal...
Darryn L Duchon
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Marion County, IN Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(317) 685-3970 310 N Alabama Street
Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Divorce and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
I have been practicing family law since 1989. I previoulsy worked with James A. Buck and James A. Reed. I also have a family law mediation practice and I am a trained Parenting Coordinator. I can assist clients with any family law issue, from simple non-contested divorces to very complex, high asset cases. I have an accounting background from getting an accounting degree from Indiana University prior to going to law school.
Michele Jackson
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Attorney
(317) 569-0770 631 N Rangeline Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and International
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Michele L. Jackson is a founder of HARDEN JACKSON, LLC where she serves as Chair of the Adoption & Reproductive Law Practice Group and concentrates her law practice in adoption, surrogacy, and international family law. Her practice includes representation for expectant (birth) or adoptive parents, as well as step-parent and second parent adoptions. Additionally, Ms. Jackson represents intended parents or surrogates in gestational surrogacy arrangements. She is routinely sought for her knowledge and experience regarding issues in international adoptions and international family law and has extensive experience with children in the United States and orphans worldwide. Ms. Jackson has dedicated...
Chris Eskew
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Marion County, IN Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(317) 974-0177 1 N. Meridian St.
Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Chris Eskew is a criminal defense lawyer based in Indianapolis, with extensive experience handling both felony and misdemeanor cases. Eskew Law handles a broad range of criminal cases from drunk driving offenses to drug charges and sex and violent crimes.
Amanda E. Glowacki
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(317) 569-0770 631 N Rangeline Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Cody Philip Cogswell
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Marion County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(317) 671-8150 3021 E 98th Street, Suite 105
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
I am a Hoosier, born and raised- most of my childhood was spent in Moonsville, Indiana on my Grandparent's and Great Grandparent's farm. I graduated from Anderson High School with an Academic Honors Diploma before attending Ball State University. I graduated from the Political Science Department's Legal Studies Program at Ball State University and was accepted to Thomas M. Cooley School of Law where I was awarded a Scholarship for Academic Performance. At Cooley I was a member of the U.S. Championship team for Client Counseling and Graduated Cum Laude with a specialization in Litigation in January of...
Jamie E Harrell
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Hendricks County, IN Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(317) 943-3980 5055 E. US Highway 36, Suite 201
Suite 201
Avon, IN 46123
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Jamie E. Harrell earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2011. Born and raised in Avon, Indiana, she graduated from Indiana University majoring in Political Science.

Jamie focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation, especially in the area of family law. She has extensive experience handling divorce, marital property disputes, child custody and support issues. In addition to experience with parenting time issues, Jamie has handled a variety of third party custody and grandparent visitation cases.

In addition to civil litigation, Jamie enjoys working closely with individuals and families to reach...
Robert J. Arnold
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Shelby County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 37 years experience
(317) 392-2553 21 W Taylor St
P.O. Box 835
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Elder and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
I am a general practice attorney in areas of probate, estate planning, wills, family law, adoptions, criminal defense, bankruptcy, personal injury, social security, workers compensation, unemployment, motor vehicle license issues, juvenile law, etc. if you have a legal question, feel free to call. There is never a charge until we agree on a fee. I look forward to serving your legal interests.
Joni L Sedberry
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Marion County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(317) 207-6088 9959 Crosspoint Blvd
Fishers, IN 46256
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
K. Aaron Heifner
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Madison County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(765) 200-6328 3737 S Scatterfield Rd
#200
Anderson, IN 46013
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Indiana Institute of Technology
Attorney K. Aaron Heifner is a skilled criminal defense, family law, and personal injury attorney. He is the founder of Heifner Law Inc., where he assists clients with a broad range of legal issues, including DUI/OWI defense, probation violations, domestic violence charges, divorce, child custody and support, car accidents, and more. Attorney Heifner has developed a reputation as an aggressive advocate for parents and defendants, as well as those injured due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity. With every case he takes on, Attorney Heifner strives to provide his clients with personalized, one-on-one attention and open communication....
Benjamin Douglas Strahm
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(877) 772-8638 34 S 9th St
Noblesville, IN 46060
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Eric Keuling
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(317) 886-1480 160 W. Carmel Dr.
Ste. 229
Carmel, IN 46032
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Family and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Eric received his law degree from Rutgers University Law School in 2007, where he was a Student Editor of the Rutgers Business Law Review. In 2016, he earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation from the University of Florida, the best public law school tax program in the country and among the top three programs in the United States. He is currently admitted to practice before Indiana state courts, New York state courts, New Jersey state courts, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Eric has over...
Lanae M. Harden
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer
(317) 569-0770 631 N Rangeline Rd
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Indiana University School of Law
Lanae Harden is a founding member of HARDEN JACKSON, LLC where she practices family law litigation with more than 14 years of experience. She chairs the firm's Family Law Practice Group. Ms. Harden received her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Indiana University School of Law, finishing in the top 5% of her class. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the university's tennis team. Ms. Harden is also a four-time Indiana State Tennis Champion. Ms. Harden is a skilled litigator and extremely adept at managing...
Christopher L. Arrington
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Hendricks County, IN Divorce Lawyer
(317) 745-4494 97 South Washington Street
Danville, IN 46122
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Dedicated, Experienced Legal Representation for Indiana Clients My attorney's office is located in Danville Indiana, Hendricks County. I practice all throughout central Indiana. As a lawyer I focuses mostly in the area of Family Law, Criminal, and Probate. When you entrust me with your matter, you expect and deserve a lawyer who will work hard with a dedicated commitment to your matter. You want a lawyer who will take your matter to heart, and not treat you or your as just another file. You want a lawyer who understands what is at stake for you. ...
Daniel Wolfe
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Marion County, IN Divorce Attorney with 32 years experience
(317) 784-7921 6460 Shelbyville Rd
Indianapolis City (Balance), IN 46237
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
I have practiced law for nearly 30 years. I graduated from the Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis in 1987. I am a general practice, family law, small business, bankruptcy, consumer law and criminal defense lawyer. I have served hundreds of clients. I pride myself on working closely with each of my clients on a personal level. I view the practice of law as problem-solving. My job as your attorney is to solve your problems and to reduce the stress of difficult legal situations. Clients speak directly with me and always meet only with me. I give my...
Aaron McCrea
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Monroe County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(812) 336-4840 119 S Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Aaron McCrea’s main focus at McCrea & McCrea is family law, including divorce and child related issues such as child custody and support. Aaron has been practicing law at McCrea & McCrea since 1997.

Aaron is a member of the Indiana State and Monroe County Bar Associations and serves as a court appointed guardian ad litem and judge pro tempore. Aaron has also enjoyed working with his father over the past 20 years representing teachers and their families through the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA).

Aaron has spent his life in Bloomington having graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 1994...
Tony Allen Gibbens
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Johnson County, IN Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(317) 721-2377 438 S. Emerson Avenue
Suite 144
Greenwood, IN 46143
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Tony Gibbens is a trained and registered Collaborative Law Professional, as well as a Registered Family Law Mediator and a Registered Civil Law Mediator. As a Collaborative Law Professional, Mr. Gibbens has access to a network of similarly minded attorneys that seek to provide a low-conflict, co-operative outcomes to best suit all involved parties. Mr. Gibbens, however, does not shy away from hard or complex cases, preferring the “easy win.” He will fight the good fight for you and your family. Mr. Gibbens has a wealth of...
Melissa Winkler-York
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Marion County, IN Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(317) 781-1080 4259 Shelby St
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Divorce, Criminal, Elder and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Kimberly Lytle
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Marion County, IN Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(317) 870-0019 8770 Purdue Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Divorce and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Kim Lytle is the lead family law attorney at Banks & Brower LLC. Kim represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, paternity, custody, adoption, guardianship, protective orders and Child in Need of Services (CHINS) actions. She has handled hundreds of family law cases across Indiana. When possible she counsels clients to resolve issues without legal intervention. However, Kim fights for her clients' rights through the litigation process when needed. Kim brings invaluable experience and skill to the process of developing unique legal strategies for her clients.

Kim is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and...
Joshua Hains
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(317) 588-2883 1905 South New Market Street
Suite 156
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Carmel family lawyer and founder of Hains Law, LLC. Mr. Hains provides personalized legal representation for clients. Attorney Hains focuses his practice on all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, parenting time/visitation, child support, emancipation, adoption, paternity, guardianship, spousal maintenance, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and protective orders. He has the experience to resolve family law matters through agreement, mediation and trial. In addition, he is able to leverage his past business and criminal law experience to provide his clients with the best possible outcome for themselves and their families.
Kena Hollingsworth
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer
(317) 569-2200 11555 N. Meridian Street
Suite 530
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
As a founding partner at the firm Hollingsworth Roberts Means, LLC., Central Indiana lawyer Kena Hollingsworth represents people in family law matters and other legal issues. Since 2002, Ms. Hollingsworth has been working in the legal field. Attorney Hollingsworth serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of Indianapolis Bar Association and as a Delegate to the Board of Governors in the Indiana State Bar Association. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Southern Indiana and her Juris Doctor degree from the Robert McKinney School of Law. Contact her firm to get a case evaluation.
Anna Murray
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Clark County, IN Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(812) 725-7533 607 WATT ST
JEFFERSONVLLE, IN 47130
Divorce, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
Willamette University College of Law
Melinda S. O'Dell
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Morgan County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(317) 834-9800 124 South Indiana Street
Mooresville, IN 46158
Divorce and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Patrick Kenneth Brown
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Boone County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 44 years experience
(317) 873-4740 49 S Elm Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Patrick K. Brown is an Attorney-Mediator/ Arbitrator in private practice in Zionsville, Indiana. He is a co-founder of The Resolution Center, LLC., a holistic provider of innovative mediation/arbitration services in disputes between parties who will continue in relationship post-dispute resolution. He is a past Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. He is a member of the Indiana ADR Rules Review Task Force. He is a Founding Board Member and Past President of the Indiana Association of Mediators. His practice is focused in the area of divorce and family mediation and he has...
Jill Emerson
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(317) 434-3130 1 S Rangeline Rd
Suite 400
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Andrew Bloch
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Delaware County, IN Divorce Lawyer
(765) 289-0661 110 E. Charles Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Divorce and Family
Angela Brown Swenson
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(317) 564-4848 301 E Carmel Dr, Ste E300
Carmel, IN 46032
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
William J Webster
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(317) 565-1818 104 N Union Street
Westfield, IN 46074
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
William J. Webster practices as an attorney in Westfield, Indiana, serving clients throughout the State of Indiana. For nearly a decade, William has assisted individuals and businesses in protecting the things that matter most. He offers clients practical solutions for their estate, business, and family needs.
William is a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and resides in Westfield with his wife, Robbie, and four children, Dayton, Corbin, Bryce and Austin.
William obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Marian University, a Masters in Business Administration from Valparaiso University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of...
Steven S. Davis
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(317) 660-4554 13295 North Illinois Street
Suite 328
Carmel, IN 46032
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Steven graduated from the University of Utah in 2003 with degrees in Political Science and Public Relations. In 2009, he graduated from Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law. That same year, he was admitted to the Indiana State Bar and the Southern District of Indiana Federal Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. Steven concentrates his practice in criminal defense, including OWI Defense. Family Law where he focuses on divorce and custody cases. He also handles personal injury cases. Steven...
Donna J Bays
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Marion County, IN Divorce Attorney
(317) 630-3175 1 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 430
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Divorce, Appeals and Family
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
Christopher James Barrows
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Marion County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(317) 663-8573 Suite 350
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46260
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Barrows Legal Group, LLC tailors its services to the client depending on the client's goals, financial concerns, complexity and amount of conflict involved. The goal of Barrows Legal Group, LLC for each client is to end the legal representation with the client in a better position than when we were retained. That goal is achieved through creative thinking, advocacy when called for, and negotiated resolution when possible. Just like every marriage is different, every divorce, paternity matter, or custody dispute is unique. The solutions to the conflict should reflect that each client's needs are also unique.
Samuel C Arp II
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Lawrence County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
1603 J Street
Bedford, IN 47421
Divorce, Agricultural, Business and Family
Indiana Institute of Technology
My name is Samuel C. Arp II. I am a disabled Indiana State Police Officer. In 2006, I was injured when a drunk driver struck my patrol car. Ultimately, my career ended and I decided to pursue a career in Law. Upon graduating from Law School, I clerked for a family law firm in Jeffersonville Indiana. I left there to take a position with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's office where I functioned as a Felony Trial Deputy over the South Western Indiana Joint Drug Task Force. I now am a solo practitioner in Bedford Indiana and focus on Family Law...
Drew Spear
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Marion County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(317) 983-2333 1300 N. Pennsylvania #202
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Divorce, Business, Family and Landlord Tenant
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Soy abogado aqui en Indianapolis Indiana y trabajo en casos civiles incluyendo casos familiares, divorcio, custodia, negocios, disputas de contrato, asunto de la renta, lesiones personales, y otras cosas más. Llámenos hoy para hacer una consulta gratis y ver cómo le podemos ayudar.
Stephenie S. Jocham
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Attorney
(317) 569-0770 11450 N. Meridian Street
Suite 200
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
D.J. Davis
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Hancock County, IN Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(317) 477-2777 630 N. State St.
P.O. Box 99
Greenfield, IN 46140
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Christina Zivitz
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Hamilton County, IN Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(317) 218-9799 600 E. Carmel Dr.
Suite 149
Carmel, IN 46032
Divorce and Family
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.