Family Law & Guardianship Practice Area
Our Family Law and Child Guardianship team of lawyers in Crawfordsville, Lebanon, Greenwood, Indianapolis and Covington focuses on helping mothers, fathers, and grandparents navigate the often difficult, complex, and emotionally charged issues of divorce, division of assets and liabilities, child custody, parenting time, child support, protective orders, and general domestic relations matters.
The TMSC Law family court attorneys also serve individuals seeking help in third-party custody, guardianship of minors, adoptions, juvenile, CHINS, and guardian ad litem cases. Tyler Nichols is a member of the firm’s Family Law and Child Guardianship group.
When domestic issues cannot be settled amicably within the family’s home, TMSC Law is here to help resolve disputes fairly. Our family court lawyers in Indiana offer representation and assistance in the following areas:
Divorce and Legal Separation
Divorce, especially for high net worth couples, is often complicated, heavily contested, and emotionally charged. We will help you get through the legal proceedings as peacefully as possible. Our lawyers will also negotiate the property division to ensure that the settlement is fair for both parties.
Although the adoption process is rarely adversarial, it still involves plenty of legal complexities. TMSC Law assists with different types of adoptions. We will prepare the paperwork, represent you at hearings, and explain adoption issues and the rights and responsibilities of adoptive parents.
Child Custody and Visitation
Indiana recognizes two types of child custody: legal and physical. Physical custody refers to the child’s permanent residence and the day-to-day care he or she receives. Legal custody, on the other hand, refers the parent’s right to participate in making decisions about important aspects of the child’s life, such as education, health, and religious and cultural upbringing.
In the state, parents who don’t have physical custody of the child are still entitled to reasonable parenting time, unless the court decides otherwise. Our family law attorneys will work with you to resolve custody and visitation issues that uphold the best interests of your children.
Whether you pay or receive child support, TMSC Law will assist you through the process of negotiating, modifying, contesting, and enforcing the settlement agreement. We also help clients with cases of unpaid child support, allowing you to collect the back payments.
Alimony or Spousal Support
It’s common for one spouse to be the breadwinner of the family, while the other spouse is the homemaker. In such situations, we make sure that the latter spouse receives the financial support they need to sustain a living. Our family court lawyers will assist you in modifying, negotiating, enforcing, or terminating a spousal support order.
Many domestic violence cases coincide with criminal laws. Our experience as general practice attorneys allows us to navigate your case thoroughly, making sure that the victim receives the protective order they need.
Experienced Family Law Firm in Crawfordsville
Family court matters can be challenging, both legally and emotionally. TMSC Law will guide you throughout the legal proceedings, making the process as amicable as possible. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us at (765) 361-9680 or filling out our contact form.