Family Law Attorney

Helping to Make Families Whole Again

Family Law

Helping to Make Families Whole Again

Whether you are located in Indianapolis, or elsewhere in Central Indiana, JR Emerson, an Indianapolis family law attorney is ready to help you.

Family Law Attorney - Low Retainers (317) 969-8000

When I divorced, I didn't have much money to pay to a family law lawyer either. That's why I offer a low retainer and will work with you and your financial situation.

Did you know that you may be entitle to have your soon-to-be-ex-spouse pay your attorney fees?

Give me a call and lets talk during a FREE NO OBLIGATION initial consultation. What have you got to lose?

Whether you call me or another Indianapolis family law someone.

Conventionally, criminal defense and bankruptcy are not considered part of family law. The traditional understanding legal issues comprising family law include:

  • Divorce – Contested and Uncontested Divorce
  • Family Relocation - Moving with Child
  • Child Custody - Joint, Primary, and Sole Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Guardianship – A parent's rights to raise children
  • Paternity - Establishing father's rights
  • Parenting Time - Holiday, school breaks, vacations, and weekends
  • Property Division - Retirement, Home, Automobiles, Business
  • Visitation - Rights of siblings and grandparents
  • Name Change - During divorce or anytime
  • Legal Separation - Separate maintenance, post-nuptial agreement
  • Domestic Violence - Abuse of spouse and, Abuse of children
  • Child Abuse - Molestation, torture, and alienation
  • Parental Alienation – Subtle and overt

Indianapolis Family Law with Compassion, Strength, Professionalism

When choosing a family law attorney in Indianapolis people look for a lawyer who really cares, who is compassionate and understanding, who will treat them with respect and dignity, who is discreet and professional, and who has the strength required to protect their interests. They also want a lawyer who is up front and honest and who can accomplish the goal effectively.

JR Emerson, Indianapolis attorney, enjoys all of these talents and more. He is not only focused on resolving your current legal issue, he will refer you to services that may help you avoid future legal problems.


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JR Emerson is an attorney who represents car accident victims, slip and fall victims, semi-truck and 18 wheeler victims, nursing home abuse victims, medical and dental malpractice victims, acts as a criminal defense attorney representing those accused of possession, minor in consumption, domestic violence, battery, assault, dui, ect, and family law including divorce, child custody modification, and child support modification in Marion County, Hendricks County, Boone County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Madison County, Johnson County. Cities in which he practices include: Zionsville, Lebanon, Whitestown, Carmel, West Clay, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Lawrence, Beech Grove, Speedway, Greenwood, Southport, Franklin, Plainfield, Avon and Danville, Indiana. 317 Law.


  • I am here to help. I am not here to judge. For nearly 20 years I have been helping people in difficult situations and I would be happy to speak with you to see how I might be able to help you too.

  • Jill, JR and I are here to help you navigate this difficult time. We understand the impact this stressful time can have on you and your family. Just give us a call, we would love to see if we can help.

  • Whether you are contemplating divorce, or been arrested or injured you are probably scared, unsure what will come next and what to do. That's my job. Give me a call. We will sit down, go over your options and work to find a way to move forward. You are not in this alone. Call me or another attorney. But call someone and get the help you deserve.


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