If you are seeking a lawyer you are most likely facing a challenging life event. Choosing an attorney to help you through your journey is an important decision. As a sole practitioner in Lake County, Indiana, I am committed to customizing a solution to your unique situation. With sound legal advice and effective, aggressive representation, it is my goal to doggedly advocate for your needs and legal rights. There is no one best approach for solving legal issues, but together we will find the best approach for you. I vow to listen to you and to work with you to understand your needs and concerns.
Janis G. Sims' office is located in Merrillville, Indiana, but she practices in all of Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas, including Lake, Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, St. Joseph, Elkhart and Starke Counties. Those counties include towns such as Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Crown Point, DeMotte, Dyer, East Chicago, Elkhart, Gary, Griffith, Hammond, Hebron, Highland, Hobart, Kentland, Knox, Kouts, Lake Station, Lakes of the Four Seasons, LaPorte, Merrillville, Michigan City, Miller Mishawaka, Munster, North Judson, South Bend, Ogden Dunes, Portage, Porter, Rensselaer, Schereville, South Bend, St. John, Winfield and Valparaiso.
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.
You are not too young, or too old, to plan your future. If you require a simple Will, or other estate planning documents such as a Power of Attorney, Appointment of Healthcare Representative, or a Living Will, I can assist you. I am an experienced estate planning lawyer, and I can help direct you to what you need to do to secure your health and finances for the future in the event of your inability to be able to manage your health and finances yourself, or draft a will for you to help you make sure that your loved ones are taken care of when you pass away.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from a physical injury, or if you have lost a loved one, because of the negligent conduct of someone else, you are most likely facing physical, financial and emotional hardship and stress. Sadly, sometimes your losses can never be made completely whole. However, you may be able to receive some financial compensation to help you recover from your damages, as well as for your pain and suffering. Although I advocate attempting to settle a case prior to rushing into the courtroom...
You worked hard, but now you are physically or psychologically disabled and can no longer work and are unable to support yourself or your family. You have either already applied for Social Security Disability, or SSI, and your claim was denied, or you want to file your first application. You may not, however, know how to deal with the maze of complex rules, regulations, and procedures involved with filing, or appealing, a disability claim with the Social Security Administration. The process to getting benefits is long, confusing, and frustrating, but there is no reason to allow the system to defeat you.
If you have been injured while working, Indiana has laws that entitles you, and in some cases your family, to receive benefits for your medical and prescription bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost income, and monetary compensation for your injury. Injuries can be acute or they can be the result of long-term repetitive motion on your job. Unfortunately, many employers and their insurance companies attempt to deny your claim, or minimize the amount of benefits to which you may be entitled. Therefore, it is important for you to talk to a lawyer.