Clarksville Divorce Lawyer
Trust Our Clarksville, IN, Divorce Attorneys to Protect Your Rights
Although deciding to divorce often is a difficult decision, it also sometimes can bring welcome relief. When you and your spouse struggle to agree on important issues or aren’t getting along daily, marriage can be highly stressful. You may feel like a weight is no longer on your shoulders when you decide to seek a divorce.
When it’s time to go through the process of divorcing, your stress level may rise beyond what you experienced in the past. That’s where our Clarksville divorce lawyers can step in and remove a lot of the stress.
Let us focus on the legal aspects of divorce, such as dividing property, setting child visitation schedules, and determining child custody. You then can focus on preparing for your new life. As an experienced Clarksville divorce lawyer, Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law gives you the help you need. Contact our Clarksville divorce attorney today to discuss your case and to see how we can support you throughout the process. Call (812) 725-8226.
Why Our Divorce Lawyer in Clarksville, IN, Is Your Best Choice
Trust Our Clarksville Divorce Attorney to Use Our Experience to Your Benefit
Our team of Clarksville, IN, divorce attorneys collectively has several decades of experience representing our clients in multiple legal areas, including divorce. Regardless of why clients come to us, we always focus on listening to their needs and working toward meeting them.
We take pride in our ability to keep our clients informed about the progress of their cases at every step along the way. We never want you to be wondering or guessing about the status of your case. Our Clarksville divorce lawyer will discuss strategies with you, so that all of us are always on the same page.
Attorney Dana Eberle-Peay often is our lead attorney in family law and divorce cases. She knows the importance of helping couples and families work through the divorce process as successfully as possible, always aiming toward the best solution for the children involved.
She knows the stress and sense of loss that can occur during a divorce. By handling the legal aspects for you as thoroughly as possible, Ms. Eberle-Peay and our entire team at CLLB Law will do everything we can to reduce your stress level as you go through your divorce, so you can focus on the other aspects of your life.
When you are ready to discuss exactly how our Clarksville divorce lawyer can represent you, call us at (812) 725-8226 as soon as possible. We promise to listen to you, so we know how to craft the best possible strategy in your case.
Trust Our Clarksville Divorce Lawyer to Give You the Precise Help You Need
We have a long list of past clients who appreciated the service our divorce lawyers in Clarksville, IN, provided for them. One reason why we have so many satisfied past clients is that we do not try to twist your case to fit our preferred method for handling the divorce process.
Rather, we tailor our representation and strategy to fit the goals you have for your unique case. Other law firms may try to convince you to conform your goals to fit their needs to make things easier for them. That is not our philosophy. We are here to serve you and your needs for your divorce outcome.
Our divorce lawyer in Clarksville, IN, listens to you to learn about the areas of the divorce proceedings that are most important to you. However, we do not gloss over other aspects of the process. We know you are counting on us to give you well-rounded support, and we always aim to do this. Some of the areas in which we will give you strong representation include the following.
Understanding Distribution of Assets in Indiana
Indiana Statute § 31-15-7-5 discusses the distribution of assets during divorce proceedings in the state. The court expects that most divorcing couples divide the assets equally, to create the fairest situation. This does not mean that you must sell everything you own and then split the proceeds equally.
Instead, you can make trade-offs, so you each end up with property that has a nearly equal value. For example, if you have a specific property item that you would like to keep in the divorce, it is important for our Clarksville divorce attorney to know this. We then can craft our negotiating strategy to offer to give your spouse another piece of property that is of nearly equal value.
Additionally, our Clarksville divorce lawyer knows that the state statute allows for a few situations where an equal distribution is not proper. This means that we can work toward collecting facts that show why you should have a greater share of the property. Such factors may include:
- The contribution of each spouse toward the accumulation of the property
- Whether one spouse brought specific property items into the marriage
- Whether one spouse will have primary custody of the children and wants to remain in the family home
- The earning ability of each spouse after the divorce.
Our Divorce Lawyers in Clarksville, IN, Can Help with the Child Support Determination
Even though the state uses specific guidelines in determining child support in Indiana, there are certain situations where the court allows the divorcing couple to move away from the guidelines. Our Clarksville divorce lawyer knows that you want the best for your children, but that you also want to be certain that the funds you are paying in child support are directly going to the well-being of the kids.
This is a tricky situation that can be tough to discuss civilly with your ex-spouse, but trust that we can use our experience in cases like yours to attempt to come to a settlement that gives the kids the financial support they need.
Ultimately, two primary factors will play a key role in determining child support payments.
- When one spouse earns more money than the other spouse, that spouse may end up paying child support.
- If the children will be living primarily with one parent, the other parent likely will pay child support.
Our divorce lawyer in Clarksville, IN, knows that child support payments are expensive. It can be frustrating to have to turn over such a large amount of your income for child support, especially if you suffer a change in your income from a cutback in hours or a similar situation. We work hard to present facts that show the court why your situation may not warrant the awarding of the typical child support payment amount.
Our Clarksville Divorce Lawyer Will Help with Determining Spousal Maintenance Payments, Too
Spousal maintenance is another area that often results in disputes during divorce negotiations. The court will look at several factors when attempting to determine whether a projected spousal maintenance payment is truly fair to both parties, such as:
- The potential earning power of each spouse after the divorce
- The amount of property each spouse will be receiving in the divorce
- Whether one spouse will need training to return to the workforce
- Whether one spouse supported the other spouse’s educational costs
- Whether one spouse will be caring for a child with physical or mental incapacities.
One of the most contentious aspects of determining spousal support is the possibility of one spouse trying to hide income. Both sides must complete financial documents that are legally binding. However, if you believe that your spouse is hiding income and is not being truthful on the financial disclosures, trust our Clarksville divorce lawyer to investigate the situation thoroughly. We always will fight to protect your financial interests in the divorce’s outcome.
Common Questions We Receive at CLLB Law
Because many of our clients are going through a divorce for the first time, they understandably have many questions. Here are some of the most frequent questions we hear – and our answers – so you can understand how we try to handle various aspects of divorce proceedings.
Do I have to tell my spouse I want to divorce?
You can simply serve your spouse with divorce papers without discussing it, but we would not recommend this. We can help you find ways to talk to your spouse about your desire to seek a divorce.
Are there alternatives to divorce?
You have the option of going through a legal separation in Indiana. The legal separation keeps the marriage going from a legal standpoint, even though nearly every other aspect of the process resembles divorce. We can help you explore your potential alternatives.
Do I have to hire a Clarksville divorce lawyer?
Nothing in Indiana state law requires you to hire a divorce lawyer when divorcing. However, our team can work toward helping you receive the most favorable outcome in things like the division of property and setting of child support payments. If your spouse hires an attorney, this person will not look out for your best interests. You need your own representation to protect you.
We know that questions are common as people go through a divorce. At CLLB Law, we take pride in our willingness to always be there for our clients who hire us, taking whatever time is necessary to answer your questions.
Our Clarksville Divorce Lawyers Will Tailor Our Strategy to Meet Your Needs
Throughout our many years of representing clients going through a divorce, the Clarksville, IN, divorce attorneys at Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law know that a one-size-fits-all strategy is not the best way for us to represent you. We take the time to listen to you.
We need to know exactly what you want to see from the divorce proceedings, so we can create a strategy that works toward that desired ending. You may want to keep a classic car, keep certain pieces of furniture, or receive pet custody in the divorce.
Our divorce lawyers in Clarksville, IN, will certainly borrow from past strategies we used to help our clients succeed, but we will adjust those strategies to fit your precise needs. We know that every case has unique aspects to it, and we tailor our representation of you to reflect those aspects.
We always try to put our divorce clients at ease by thoroughly explaining the legal process. Understandably, some of our clients have concerns about testifying before a judge. Most of the time, though, we can negotiate with your spouse’s representatives about everything involved ahead of any formal hearing to avoid having a lengthy court hearing.
You need a highly experienced team of negotiators on your side to give you the best chance of trying to win the divorce settlement you are seeking. For a discussion of your case, reach out to CLLB Law at (812) 725-8226 today.
Attorney Dana Eberle-Peay
Dana is a native of Southern Indiana and is deeply devoted to Kentuckiana. After spending most of her life in Floyds Knobs, she has also lived in Greenville, New Albany, and Georgetown. Allowing Dana to become familiar with every town of Floyd County. She oversees the Family Law practice area for CLLB, and she firmly believes that helping families is her destiny. [ Attorney Bio ]