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Divorce is complicated. We work to find a solution that positions our clients to move forward.
Establishing what's in the best interest for children can be a challenge. Our firm is best at finding a viable solution.
Children have a right to have a healthy relationship with their fathers. Let us help you with your paternity issues.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I recently filed for a divorce and now would like to move with our children to another state, do I have to tell the court?
ANSWER: Yes. Indiana law IC 31-17-2.2-1 requires that a custodial parent provide notice to the non-custodial parent when moving 20 or more miles away. Call our office today to learn more about how to properly provide notice.
I was ordered to pay child support for our child many years ago, now our child is turning 18 and plans to go to college. Do I have to continue to pay support?
ANSWER: Yes. Generally, the duty to support a child cease when the child becomes nineteen (19) years of age, with some exceptions. IC 31-16-6-6. Call our office to determine whether your child support order obligates you for educational support beyond your child support obligation.
My daughter from my first marriage is going to medical school. At the time of my divorce, I was ordered to pay educational support. Does educational support include graduate or professional school?
ANSWER: No. In Allen v. Allen, 54 N.E.3d 344 (Ind. 2016), the Indiana Supreme Court determined that the law permitting educational support (IC 31-16-6-2), does not include graduate or professional school expenses. IC 31-16-6-2 permits educational support for undergraduate or trade school programs. Call our office today to determine your obligations under the original order.
My previous girlfriend recently disclosed that I may be the father of her two-month old son. How do I establish paternity?
ANSWER: Establishing paternity is just one issue that you should address under these circumstances. First, if you are not sure whether the child is your biological child, you should petition the family court to establish paternity. You may agree to the paternity or you may request a genectic test. Call our office today to discuss the best route to establish paternity and protect your rights.