FAMILY LAW

We understand that family law matters can be emotionally taxing, especially when children are involved. We can assist and zealously advocate for you in all family law matters, including divorce, establishing paternity, modifying custody, parenting time, and/or child support, adoption, and guardianship.

Our experianced legal team knows what the courts consider regarding custody. We can advise you when you should seek to modify everything from child support to parenting time.

The dedicated attorneys of Podlaski LLP know just how important family is and approach family law with delicate precision. Legal guardianship, divorce, custody; these terms can elicit confusion and conflict. Our attorneys can help clarify the process. 

Our firm assists our clients in the following:

  • Divorce

  • Paternity

  • Custody

  • Child Support

  • Visitation

  • Guardianships

  • Adoption

See our FAQ's below for some quick tips. 

Don't see an answer to your question? Reach out. Consultations are free and our diligent staff will endeavor to get you and our attorneys connected as quickly as possible. 

ATTORNEYS

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Partner

Family Law.  Personal. General litigation. 

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HALEY C. MCELHANEY

Associate

 Family Law. Personal. General Litigation.

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FAQ'S OF FAMILY LAW

Q: WHEN SHOULD I SEEK TO MODIFY CUSTODY, PARENTING TIME, OR CHILD SUPPORT?

A:

A modification of custody and/or parenting time may be appropriate when there is a substantial change in circumstances. Modifications are to advance the best interests of the child/children. It may also be appropriate to modify child support when cirumstances change. Substantial changes in circumstances can include changes in income, and/or expenses for the child.

Q: HOW LONG SHOULD A DIVORCE PROCEEDING TAKE TO FINALIZE?

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If both parties can agree on the major issues involved, a divorce can be finalized in as little as 60 days from the date it is initially filed. However, We understand that divorces come with conflict, and we are prepared to help you navigate through each stage of your divorce proceeding. 

Q: HOW CAN I PURSUE BECOMING SOMEONE'S LEGAL GUARDIAN?

A:

Podlaski LLP is fully equipped with experienced attorneys who can assist you with petitioning for legal guardianship. For a minor child or for an adult who requires special care, as legal guardian you are responsible for managing the affairs and property of the individual protected by the guardianship. You also become responsible for legal decisions made on that person's behalf

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In Indiana, courts consider the best interests of the child in determining who should have custody. No presumption is given favoring either parent. The courts consider several factors, including the age of the child, the wishes of the parties involved, and the child's adjustment to home, school, and community. 

READY TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTER?

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