Experienced & Dedicated Divorce, Legal Separation & Uncontested Divorce Attorney
Serving Northwest Indiana – Lake County & Porter County Indiana
Divorce or “dissolution of marriage” occurs when a marriage is legally terminated. Indiana law governs all matters concerning divorce, contested divorce, uncontested divorce and legal separation. If you are considering a divorce or have been served divorce papers, it is important to retain the services of an experienced divorce lawyer to protect your rights.
When one spouse decides to move forward with a divorce, conflict and trauma can occur. A divorce and family law attorney can help you and guide you in many ways. An attorney can inform the person of their legal options, provide helpful tips / guidance, and protect the person’s rights before, during and after a divorce.
Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, it can be a complex and difficult legal process. An experienced divorce lawyer can ensure court actions are filed accurately and make sure that the process is completed as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
When you are going through a divorce, there are many choices and decisions that need to be made. These decisions need to be thought out wisely based on your individual circumstance, and based on the law. Equally as important, is the choice you make when you hire an attorney to represent you. We have 20 years of legal experience. We can aggressively represent you and work for you to negotiate on your behalf so that you can confidently move forward through this difficult and changing time in your life.
What is a legal separation?
A legal separation is when a married couple separates and seeks a court judgment for spousal support, child custody and visitation, etc… but does not file for a divorce. In legal separation, couples are still legally married but are allowed to live apart and have the ability to manage their own property, assets, and debts. If children are involved, the couple must still go through the same legal processes to determine child custody, visitation, child support and alimony. Couples that wish to pursue divorce after filing for legal separation often experience faster legal proceedings due to the fact that they have already negotiated a separation agreement.
Whether you are considering a legal separation or divorce, Law Office of Karl E. Hand, P.C. can provide you with dedicated representation throughout each and every step.
What is an uncontested divorce?
If you believe that you and your spouse can resolve your divorce amicably, then an uncontested divorce may be right for you. An uncontested divorce is when neither party will be opposing any of the points that need to be addressed in your divorce and is a cost-effective method that allows two people to end their marriage as efficiently and amicably as possible.
What is a contested divorce?
A contested divorce, is an adversarial divorce where both parties cannot agree to key issues of the divorce that need to be resolved. Often times this type of a divorce is much more expensive, emotional and time consuming for all parties involved.
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