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Divorce often invokes significant emotions. In a divorce or paternity case, child visitation, child custody, child support, spousal support, and other situations can elicit powerful feelings and memories making it more difficult to reach a resolution. Quite often, family law issues in Indiana involve both legal and business matters. Due to the complexities of divorce and family law it is critical to choose the Indiana family law firm that can help you reach the best resolution possible for your case.

At Emerson Law, our divorce attorneys help individuals with various family law issues, including, but not limited to, the following:


Divorce involves the division of property and the legal ending of a marriage. Indiana courts allow the parties to negotiate an equitable settlement. However, if the parties are unable to reach an agreement the court will step in and determine how cash, retirement, and property should be split between the parties. In Indiana, the court assumes that an equitable division will result in each party paying 50% of the debt and receiving 50% of the assets.

What’s fair? In order to make an equitable division you need to determine which assets and debts belong to the marriage as well as your spouse’s future financial needs. Our job is to get make these determinations so you can receive your share of the marital property.

Child Custody, and Child Support

Some of the most contentious subjects in a divorce are child custody and child support. While each parent may have strong beliefs surrounding how their child should be raised, during a divorce most parents seek to strengthen their relationship with their children which can be difficult once they are no longer living under the same roof.

Indiana courts focus on “the best interests of the child” when making child custody, child support and visitation decisions. In determining the best interests of the child the court will consider a number of factors including the child’s age, health, current living situation, relationship with each parent, and each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s physical, emotional and educational needs. It is vital to present evidence of these factors in order to safeguard the custody and support that are best for you and your child.

Spousal Support

In some divorce cases a judge will award spousal support, also known as alimony, support, or maintenance, in order to provide support to a spouse with limited education or resources until he or she can receive training or find employment to support himself or herself. Spousal support is not awarded in every divorce. Courts generally limit spousal support to specific circumstances including, where he or she makes significantly less than the other spouse, where one spouse has been away from the workforce for a number of years, where one spouse has little education, or where a spouse or child is disabled.

If a judge orders spousal maintenance that order may range in time from a few months to a permanent basis. Speak with one of our family law attorneys to understand how these factors may affect your divorce and fight to get you the best outcome.

Helping Our Clients Get a Fresh Start

At Emerson Law, our dedicated divorce attorneys can help you with numerous family law issues. Our family law lawyers also have the knowledge and resources to assist you enforcing or modifying family law-related court orders. It's important to us that each and every one of our clients is given justice and a new beginning. To learn more about your options, contact our office today at (317) 721-5297 for a confidential consultation.


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