Divorce is the legal process by which a married couple terminates the bonds of matrimony and has their legal marital duties and responsibilities to each other canceled or established. Even if spouses mutually decide to divorce, there are many difficult and complex issues that they must address.
Beyond the personal and emotional trauma involved, divorcing couples typically worry about remaining financially secure and losing access to their children. In many cases, divorcing spouses will need to consider issues such as:
- Property and debt division;
- Child support
- Spousal support or temporary maintenance;
- Child custody arrangements;
- Parenting time;
- Health insurance coverage for children;
- Tax-claiming rights relative to children.
In rare cases, there might also be the need for temporary restraining orders or protective orders.
Can I get a divorce without hiring a lawyer? The short answer is “yes.” However, even if there are no children involved, few couples can peacefully negotiate through all the legal aspects of their divorce without an attorney. Divorce requires both partners to set terms that are fair in the eyes of the court.
Indiana is not a community property state where everything a husband and wife own together (including money earned, debts incurred, and property acquired during the marriage) is classified as joint property to be split 50/50. Indiana is an equitable distribution state, and equitable does not necessarily mean equal or half, but rather what the court considers fair given your circumstances.
Hiring a knowledgeable Indiana family law attorney will help a divorcing party navigate through and negotiate the distribution of property and other complex issues while making sure that such party is not taken advantage of. Our attorneys can ensure that assets are protected during the property division process. They will use their in-depth, professional understanding of the legal nuisances and financial complexities involved in the property division to fight for their clients’ rights.
The family law attorneys at Tuesley Hall Konopa, LLP will aggressively assert your rights either through settlement negotiations, mediation or trial. Our goal is to help our clients keep and preserve as much of their assets as possible in the context of their divorce.
We know that divorce leads to substantial life changes and that every client comes with a unique set of circumstances. With this in mind, we strive to protect all our clients’ interests throughout the divorce proceedings, help minimize your stress by helping you understand the legal process of divorce, stay on track, and make well-thought-out decisions for the best possible outcome.
The family law attorney you hire does matter, and the attorneys at Tuesley Hall Konopa, LLP are ready to assist you in obtaining the best possible outcome for you and your family moving on to a brighter future.
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