Divorce FAQ Empowering Clients To Take Back Control

Most Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce

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Family law matters, especially divorce, are not only stressful, but they can consume your time, energy, and finances. No doubt you will have many questions about what the process will be like, what it will entail, and what will be needed from you. We hope that we can address some of those concerns, and offer you some peace of mind from a legal standpoint.

Common Questions about Divorce & Family Law

How long does a divorce take?

After filing, the courts may still issue other orders, but the divorce cannot be finalized until 60 days have passed. Keep in mind that, depending on your personal situation and the issues in your particular divorce, it may take longer.

How are child custody and child support handled?

This is up to the courts to decide what is in “the best interests” of the child. Many factors will go into the overall decision, such as the wishes of each spouse and the child, you and your spouse’s respective incomes, and your overall health. Issues such as a history abuse or domestic violence could also play a significant part in how the case unveils.

How much will child support cost me?

This is another issue that we cannot put an exact dollar sign on, either. The courts will work with you to figure out a monthly payment plan. The plan will be based on how much income your make, how much the child’s costs are, and other elements that factor into the financial support of the child. If you are currently unemployed, you may be expected to contribute at least enough that would equate to the salary of a part-time employee.

Am I responsible for my spouse’s debts?

You are only responsible for the debt that you have signed off on, which encompasses personal debts, such as credit cards and loans. However, any debt that you have signed jointly with your spouse will leave you legally responsible for the payment of that debt. In other words, if your spouse racked up the debt during your marriage and before your separation. Conversely, if your spouse has debts that he or she accumulated prior to your marriage, you would not be on the hook for those. You can discuss this matter in further detail with our lawyer.

Why should I hire a divorce lawyer? Can’t I represent myself?

Without a doubt, Indiana state laws concerning divorce and family law are incredibly complicated. Even some inexperienced attorneys shy away from handling some of the more complex cases because they are not confident in their abilities. However, rest assured that we at Bowen & Associates, LLC are behind you every step of the way. We want you to feel confident about these matters because we know these are tough times ahead.

We look at every facet of your case, from top to bottom, to secure an outcome that is ideal for your personal needs and for the overall good of your family. If ever you are unsure or hesitant, feel free to give us a call! We offer free case consultations so that you can learn more about what our services can do for you.

Call us at (317) 565-221 or fill out an online case evaluation form. A member of our team will reach out to you promptly.

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