Child Support Empowering Clients To Take Back Control

Indianapolis Child Support Lawyer

Trying To Get Child Support? Get The Representation You Need.

Marriage may be a relationship based on love and affection, but it is also fundamentally an economic arrangement that provides for the raising of children. When a marriage ends in divorce, the duty of both parents to provide for the economic needs of their children does not end. Each parent has a legal responsibility to contribute to the support of the children, and the divorce will not be finalized until the family law judge sees that arrangements have been made for child support payments.

Matters of child support can be settled either:

  • through out-of-court negotiations in an uncontested divorce
  • by a judge in a contested divorce

In either case, it is important to work with a lawyer who has the skill necessary to effectively advocate for you.

How Much Child Support Will I Have To Pay?

Several factors go into determining which parent will pay child support and how much he or she will pay. Generally, the parent who receives primary child custody will also end up receiving support payments. The amount of payment is decided based on:

  • an evaluation of the financial resources available to each parent;
  • the standard of living that the children would have enjoyed had the marriage endured;
  • the needs of the children

At Bowen & Associates, LLC, we work to safeguard the best interests of our clients, and whether you are seeking child support or expect to be ordered to pay support, we want to help you pursue an outcome that is fair and does not subject you to unnecessary financial hardship.

Need To Establish Paternity So You Can Get Child Support?

It is also possible to claim child support even if a mother and father of children have never been married. When a child is born to an unwed mother, there is no legal presumption as to the identity of the father, and unless the man affirms paternity, he will not be liable to pay support. If you have decided to demand the financial support that you need and deserve for your child, we may be able to help you file a paternity action. This may involve using DNA testing to prove the biological relationship between the man and child. Once you have proven paternity, you can then sue in court for an order to pay support.

Indianapolis Child Support Resources

We understand how confusing the laws and guidelines concerning child support can be. To help you to better understand the system and know more about your rights, we are providing you with links that you can follow to find valuable resources on the subject of child support:

For a free case evaluation during which you can ask your questions and find out more about your legal options, contact our office now. We recognize that you have a great deal at stake in any case involving child support and we are ready to take immediate action to defend your personal interests.

What Sets Us Apart?

Experienced & Dedicated Counsel
  • Efficiency You Deserve

    Time is money—and at our firm, we believe that efficient, responsive communication is essential to ensure our counsel is providing the highest value. We work diligently to create a nearly paperless office and prefer to handle almost all communication electronically.

  • Client Focused - Results Driven

    We aim to form long-term client relationships that will prove beneficial both now and in the future.  You can rest assured that when you retain our legal team, we will take the time to understand you and your case, and remain fully engaged from start to finish.

  • Creative Solutions to Meet Your Goals

    Imagination, excellence, and a passion for practical solutions contribute to our foundation. When you work with us, you can have confidence in the fact that we will be doing everything we can to achieve the best possible results for you.

  • Big-City Experience, Small-Firm Atmosphere

    Our firm may be small, but our team is known for getting results by maintaining a strong commitment to being practical and sensible. We provide personalized legal solutions and the supportive assistance you deserve. 

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Our Results Speak for Themselves
    I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!

    “I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!”

    - Desiree S.
    The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.

    “I called Justin Bowen because I needed an attorney for my recent DUI and being a RN that only complicated things. I was very anxious about the whole ordeal. The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.”

    - Kelly W.
    One of the best lawyers I have dealt with concerning family issues.

    “I retained Justin for a protection order that my daughter's father had filed against me. Justin showed up and showed outputting his skills of many years of knowing the law to work. The frustration on my daughter's father's face was very pleasing to see.”

    - Lakia B.
    They never stopped working, even up to the last day before our hearing, to try to get me the best outcome possible. I couldn't have been happier with my agreement.

    “Being a father trying to get custody of your child is an extremely difficult process and they were both very patient in explaining all of my options and what costs/benefits were associated with these options. They never stopped working, even up to the last”

    - Nick E.
    She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation calm.

    “I was referred to Justin by a friend who went through a divorce shortly before my own. She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation ...”

    - Muhammad Y.
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