Experienced Indianapolis Divorce Attorney Serving Central Indiana
At Hayes Law, we firmly believe that a divorce does not have to be bitter. Although there may be some emotional pain involved, as a client at the Hayes Law, you will have a strong advocate on your side. We understand that every client and case are unique and we take time to listen to you and assist you throughout the process. Our goal is to help you smoothly transition into your new life. We will make sure that you understand your rights and options.
Indiana is an Equitable Distribution state, which means that the property involved a divorce is divided fairly as opposed to equally. Following a divorce, couples understandably have concerns about who will receive what assets, including motor vehicles, real and personal property. The court will consider several factors such as: separate assets and the financial status, debt, income and earning capacity of each party. The court will also take into account the behavior and conduct of each party during the marriage, any bad faith, or wrongful conduct with regard to the assets and property as well as the future needs and retirement planning of each party.
At Hayes Law, we are prepared to handle the various complex and sensitive issues that may arise in your divorce, including:
- Property division
- Child custody
- Visitation and parenting time matters
- Child support (payments, health insurance arrangements and day care costs)
- Domestic violence and protective orders
- Division of assets and property settlements
- Prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements
- Post-decree modification
The outcome of a divorce can have a significant impact on both your parental and financial rights. Throughout your case, we will help you understand your rights and options and keep you informed about the status of your case. Our proactive approach to dispute resolution affords us the liberty to help our clients avoid litigation and minimize the financial and emotional costs of divorce. While we favor settlement, we are also fully prepared to go to court to ensure that your financial well-being is secure. When disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation, mediation, or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, Attorney Philip Hayes will vigorously advocate for you. Contact the Hayes Law Office to schedule a free consultation.