Divorce, Matrimonial, and Family Law
All six of our attorneys at Stucky, Lauer & Young, LLP practice actively in the areas of divorce, matrimonial, and family law. This, of course, is by design, not mere happenstance. Family law needs are exceptionally pervasive and yet often the most personal to our clients. Each client's interests are paramount to us; we respect and maintain their privacy and confidences. The firm’s loyalty is never compromised. A client’s concerns are not trivialized, and we take great care to achieve the client’s overall goals with the utmost discretion.
Our practice involves every aspect of family law, including divorce (both contested and uncontested), asset valuation, property division, spousal maintenance (alimony), retirement account analysis, cash flow, balance sheet preparation, debt allocation, real estate valuation, prenuptial/antenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, contempt and enforcement matters, same-sex disputes, adoption, relocation, CHINS (Child In Need Of Services) matters, orders for protection, LGBTI matters, Guardian Ad Litem services, minor guardianship, adult guardianship, and more. For parties with children, the resolution of parenting time, child custody, and child support or post-secondary support issues can help to provide a solid framework for successful co-parenting.
Because litigation is not always the right answer to family issues, our attorneys have a long history of working effectively, either through direct settlement negotiations, collaborative agreements, or mediation, to resolve matters without having a judge impose orders upon them. In fact, four of our partners are Registered Domestic Relations Mediators in the State of Indiana; and four are formally trained in the principles of Collaborative Law. Almost without exception, allowing parties to have control over the outcome of their family situation is better than yielding control to the courts. That being said, our attorneys are fierce litigators who will never hesitate to take your matter to court if the circumstances so demand.
*Registered Domestic Relations Mediator