Whether it’s a divorce, child support, custody and parenting time issues, or juvenile issues, we have you covered. Our firm is based on family values. We pride ourselves on helping you find answers and solutions that are best for your family. Our founding attorney is a father of two and knows how important family is.
Divorces can be as easy or as hard as you want them to be. At its core, a divorce is a very simple thing. It starts with the filing. You pay a filing fee and we present the petition to the Court. Then, Indiana has a sixty (60) day waiting period. This waiting period was established in order to give people a “cooling off” period – the legislature does not want couples getting into a fight and then getting a divorce the next day. Once the waiting period has expired, you’re eligible for a divorce the next day. So why do you hear about divorces taking so long? Well, there’s a lot of different reasons.
First, the discovery process can be drawn-out and dramatic. This is the process where the attorneys do the bulk of their work. This involves performing an investigation wherein you seek all sorts of information to substantiate your claims and refute the other side’s claims. This can involve filing motions, conducting depositions, hiring investigators, subpoenaing bank records, etc. All of this takes lots and lots of time. So what makes divorces take so long? How hard you and your spouse are fighting.
We have low cost flat-rate uncontested divorces available. These are cases where you and your spouse agree on all issues, you know what you want to do, and you just need our skilled attorneys to help you figure out how to do it. This type of case is typically completed on the “sixty-first” day, after the waiting period is up. In most instances, we sit you and your spouse down in a room and a few hours later, after going through questions and documents, we have everything we need. And in most cases, you never have to appear in court.
No one likes fighting. But, if there’s one thing a parent will fight for, it is their children. Especially when you are the middle of a heated divorce, one spouse frequently thinks the other cannot make intelligent decisions when it comes to the care-taking of their child. And that’s what the Court will focus on – what is in the best interests of the child.
At the Razumich & Delamater Law Office, we tackle every tough issue first adhering to the old adage that you get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. We try to settle the tough issues in as easy a way as possible. This makes it easier on you emotionally and financially. If the negotiating fails, then we can fight. And you’ll be well-served by our experienced litigation team that is ready to fight for you.
The non-custodial parent is required to pay child support. That amount is based upon the income of both parties, any support paid to other children, the amount of the health insurance premium, and a few other factors. You can even calculate your own child support estimate using this free child support calculator.
Sometimes, your support payment is too much for you to handle. The law also allows for the amount to be modified if there’s a change in circumstances making your support order a hardship. There’s no set-in-stone guidance for this. It’s analyzed on a case-by-case basis. But the general guidance is that if you’re having trouble paying for all of your basic needs then you may be eligible for a child support modification.