Family Law Lawyer
Divorce and Custody Legal Services
We provide skilled legal guidance to clients in Northeastern Indiana.Discuss Your Case 260.333.0483
There is no easy way to get a divorce, but at Squiller & Hamilton, LLP, we help clients find the most painless solution possible for their problems. Our experienced attorneys provide everyone who walks through our door with personalized service specifically tailored to his or her individual needs. Whether your case has to go to court or can be handled through a negotiated agreement, our firm has the knowledge and experience you need by your side.
We will guide you through the Indiana divorce process.
Indiana is a no-fault divorce state, which means that the spouses do not have to prove blame to end the marriage. The only cause for divorce in Indiana is to claim that there was an “irretrievable breakdown” of the marriage. This establishes that neither party was at fault for the divorce, but that the marriage cannot continue. Whether you are filing for divorce or have been served divorce papers by your spouse, our family law attorneys help our clients understand the paperwork involved in the process and what steps should be taken after the initial filing.
We focus on safeguarding your financial future.
One of the most troubling aspects of a divorce case is the impact it has on your finances. It’s important to choose an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to handle your case effectively because the decisions made now will affect your finances for years to come. Our attorneys help protect your financial future by handling all aspects of your divorce including: property division, child support, and spousal maintenance.
We may be able to find a peaceful solution to your divorce.
Contrary to what you may think, a divorce doesn’t have to be filled with stress and acrimony. If you want your marriage to end peacefully, we can use a collaborative process to help achieve your goal. Negotiation and mediation helps you avoid litigation and maintain a positive relationship with your spouse.Discuss Your Case 260.333.0483
We know how important the custody of your child is because we are parents.
Our attorneys are reliable child custody professionals who protect your right to raise your children. It’s always difficult to go to court for custody of your child, but when you come to the law firm of Squiller & Hamilton, LLP, our experienced family law attorneys protect your rights as a parent. Our firm helps you fight for the custody agreement best for your child. Both Attorney Squiller and Attorney Hamilton are parents themselves, so they know how important your child’s future is to you.
We can help you find the child custody plan that works for you.
At Squiller & Hamilton, LLP, we provide all of our clients with individualized attention to find a child custody plan and parenting time agreement that works best for his or her entire family, including:
When the divorce process is in its early stages, a court will make a determination about who your child will live with as a permanent custody agreement is being worked out.
Sole legal custody
This is when one parent takes full legal responsibility for a child, including making decisions about the child’s education, religion and health.
Sole physical custody
When a child lives with one parent for the entire year that is called sole physical custody. However, despite the child living primarily with one parent, generous visitation rights are often afforded to the non-custodian parents.
Joint legal custody
In cases in which joint legal custody is established, each parent must collaborate on the major decisions that will affect your child. This includes residency, education and health choices.
Joint physical custody
This is an agreement in which a child will split his or her time living with both parents equally. It’s important to note that joint physical custody of your child does not automatically mean joint legal custody.
We can help you with modifying existing child custody plans
Whenever a child custody or child support plan is agreed to, our firm makes sure it’s in the best interest of your family long term. However, unforeseen circumstances may make you want to modify the custody plan you already have in place. If you have evidence that your child is being mistreated by a custodian parent or by a non-custodian parent during visits, we fight to change the custody plan and get your child to safety. Whether you are aware of physical abuse, sexual abuse or repeated drug use by the other parent, it’s important to get in touch with a child custody attorney as soon as possible to begin the modification process.