Family Law

Family Law

As an experienced family law lawyer, I understand that dealing with any aspect of family law can be extremely stressful on everyone involved. I am committed to helping resolve the issues that causes such stress. I represent clients in Lake County and Porter County, as well as all of the Northwest Indiana area, with all types of family law issues, such as divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time and visitation, spousal maintenance, post-decree issues, domestic violence issues, guardianships and adoptions.


I serve my clients as both legal advocate and counsel, making sure that they understand their legal rights, obligations and all of their options. I have experience with uncontested and complex family law cases. I provide my clients with compassionate and results-driven legal representation. I am a dedicated and experienced attorney who will work hard to settle your case as amicably as possible, yet I am aggressive when it is necessary to be aggressive.


  • Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Divorce & Post Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse Issues
  • Educational Issues
  • Guardianship
  • High Net Worth Property Division
  • Paternity
  • Parenting Time, Visitation
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Divorce, Post-Divorce, Paternity


    Even before the separation from your spouse, or the breakup with the mother or father of your child, your actions could seriously compromise your case in the future. When you are dealing with life changing events such as divorce or paternity, one of your first decisions should be to obtain a caring, experienced, and dedicated attorney to protect your interests, and those of your children. I believe that I am that attorney. I will work hard to ease the process for you, and to secure an efficient and effective resolution for you. I will remain attentive to your needs as I guide you through the legal process from the beginning to the end. Contact me so that we can discuss how I may serve your interests and protect your rights.

    Adoption


    If you are thinking about adoption a child, whether a step-child or thirty party adoption, you will be facing both a rewarding and stressful experience. Adoption laws can be complicated. It is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced and understands the adoption process. I can assist you with your adoption and help make the process as less stressful as is possible. Call me for a free consultation so we may discuss your adoption needs.

    Guardianship


    Do you have a loved one for whom you believe you need to establish a guardianship?


    Simply, a guardianship may be necessary when someone is physically or mentally incapable to the point of being unable to manage his or her own affairs. A guardian is a person who will be awarded the legal authority to manage the care and legal interests of another person. There are several types of guardianships, including the guardianship of the person and of the estate of a person, or both. A guardianship may be established for people of all ages, from elderly people who are physically or mentally incapacitated, or even children and adults with special needs.


    I am an attorney who is experienced with guardianship laws. Contact me so that we can discuss if it is in the best interest of your loved-one to establish a guardianship. I will review with you the duties and rights of a guardian, and how those duties and rights will be of benefit to your loved-one.