Family Law incorporates many different family-related issues including but not limited to marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, guardianship. The attorneys at Franklin & Williams represent members of families in all aspects of the family law spectrum. Dealing with family law issues can be a difficult and overwhelming event in a person’s life, especially if children involved. Our attorneys will serve as your dedicated legal advocate at each stage of the family law process, answering your questions and advising you with regard to the pros and cons of each decision. Please contact us today for your free consultation and let us help guide you through difficult times.
Facing the prospect of a divorce can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Often, individuals facing divorce or separation are not aware of their legal rights. Here at Franklin & Williams, P.C., we have dedicated attorneys that you can trust and who will always listen to and consider both your financial and emotional needs. Our attorneys will serve as your personal advocate during each stage of the process, both in and out of the courtroom.
Child Custody and Support:
Whether you are fighting for custody of your children, attempting to establish child support or seeking a modification of child support, the outcome will often have an impact on your children. The decision will also affect your life as well. Our dedicated attorneys will seek to represent you in a way as to minimize any negative impact on both you and your children.
Visitation and Parenting Time:
Visitation and Parenting Time may vary from case to case, unless the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines have been agreed to. Often times, children live with the custodial parent, while the non-custodial parent maintains visitation rights. Whether you are seeking to initiate a visitation order or looking to modify an existing order, we can help you.
Contempt and Post-Divorce Disputes:
Many times an ex-spouse may fail to abide by the requirements of the divorce decree regarding the marital settlement, agreed upon parenting time, or may fail to pay child support pursuant to the court order. Our attorneys will petition the court to enforce the order, ask for attorney’s fees and possibly hold the other party in contempt. Our attorneys will aggressively advocate your position in court.
At Franklin & Williams, P.C., we understand the importance of family and the role of grandparents in a child’s life. In today’s world, the role of grandparents is more important than ever in considering the best interests of a child. In many cases, grandparents are denied visitation with their grandchildren. Our attorneys are passionate, dedicated and determined to provide rights of visitation and in some cases custody to grandparents. We will work tirelessly to reestablish contact with grandchildren. If you feel that your rights are being denied, contact us today so that we can help explore your legal options and petition the court for visitation rights.
Adoption is a complex legal process. That is why you should seek our help in representing you during each step of long and difficult process. Our attorneys will guide you through the complexities of the adoption process to avoid unnecessary delay.
Guardianship may be initiated with regard to minors, adults with physical disabilities and mental incapacities and in some circumstances, the elderly. Seeking a guardianship over a loved one, especially if contested, is likely to be both an emotional and complex process with many obstacles along the way. In this situation, it is best to allow an attorney to help you petition or contest temporary or permanent guardianship.
Once paternity of a child is established, the father has the legal right to see the child. If you are a mother it is important to establish paternity as soon as possible after the child is born in order to establish child support payments. If you are a father it is important to establish paternity in order to obtain child custody and visitation over your child. If you do not believe you are the father of the child you can challenge a paternity suit. Whatever the reason that you are seeking an attorney for paternity, our attorneys are here to help you through this challenging process.
In certain domestic disputes, one or more of the parties involved may file a protective order against the other party. Courts may issue protective orders to protect individuals from domestic or family violence, stalking, or sexual offenses. There are two types of protective orders issued in Indiana. The first type is an Ex Parte Order for Protection is issued without a hearing. If you have received notice that this type of order was issued against you, contact us immediately so that we may help you in establishing your legal rights. The second type of protective order is an Order for Protection, which is issued, or denied after a hearing. If you filed this type of order, or received notice that this type of order was filed against you, the attorneys at Franklin & Williams, P.C. will advocate your position to the court.
If you or your loved ones are experiencing any of the situations described above, please contact one of our attorneys today.