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Indianapolis Family Law Attorneys

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The area of family law is one that deals with legal issues that involve relationships between members of a family. While there may be some attorneys in this field that will specialize in a certain area of family law, you will find that many can work across the different fields that fall under the umbrella.

Navigating family legal matters requires compassionate and experienced representation. The Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky in Indianapolis is your trusted partner in matters of family law. Our dedicated team of family law attorneys understands the complexities of Indiana family law, and we are committed to providing you with effective, personalized, and results-driven legal services.

How to Choose a Family Law Attorney

If you are in need of a family law attorney, you will first want to consider what type of needs you have. Are you going to be getting divorced, and do you need help with custody? Are you in need of someone who can help you and your soon-to-be spouse with a prenuptial agreement? Consider your needs and look for attorneys who can take care of those tasks.

Get in touch with us today at 317-743-7958 to learn more from our Indianapolis family law attorney. 

Why Hire a Family Law Attorney?

You may need to work with a family law attorney for any number of reasons. The following are some of the most common reasons that you are going to want to get in touch with the professionals.


While divorce might be sad, it is also quite common today. Many people who are getting married and are happy right now are going to end up going through a divorce at some point. It is important to work with a lawyer when this happens. In fact, both parties will want to have their own attorney who is working on their behalf.

The attorney will help to create a plan to settle the divorce and separate the belongings of each of the partners without the need to go to trial. Most of the time, a divorce case is not going to need to go through a trial. However, there are sometimes cases that can get quite messy and contentious, and the parties will not be able to agree on matters. When a case does go to trial, you are going to want to make sure that you are working with an attorney who understands the litigation process.

In cases where there are children, the attorneys are likely going to be helping to determine the custody, visitation, and the child support situation as well. Lawyers can also help with the calculation of spousal support.

Child Custody & Support

Child support and custody are often part of divorce cases, but that is not always true. There are plenty of instances where parents are not married to one another but a parent is still trying to get full or partial custody of a child or trying to get support. There may even be a need for a paternity test to determine and prove that someone is the father of a child, which can make it easier to get child support from someone who does not want to pay. In addition, there are sometimes fathers who file for paternity so they can have a relationship with their child, which the mother might be denying.


Sometimes, another person in the family might believe that children are not in the best place, even though they might be with their parents. Grandparents, for example, might want to have guardianship of their grandchildren if they do not feel the parents are fit for the task.

Marriage & Prenuptial Agreements

While most people imagine that a family law attorney is going to work with those who are going through divorce and dealing with custody issues, that’s not always the case. There are times when an attorney can help those who are thinking about getting married. Namely, they can help with prenuptial agreements, which help to provide some element of financial protection for those who are going to be getting married.

No matter how deeply in love two people might feel right now, it is a good idea for everyone to consider getting a prenuptial agreement. This is true even if both parties are coming into the marriage with very little. It is always best to have some type of protection.

Spousal Support

In some cases, a spouse who is in a marriage that is ending or that has ended will believe that they are deserving of spousal support. An attorney can come up with a number that they deem is reasonable and present it to the other party and the court. Having an attorney who can help with this procedure is extremely helpful. It is often granted when one of the partners in the marriage was the primary source of income.


If you would like to adopt children, you will often work with a family law attorney to help through the process, as it can be very complex. An attorney can make the process much easier to deal with and understand.

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Indiana Family Law FAQ

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Indiana?

  • Indiana recognizes both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. Common no-fault grounds include irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, while fault-based grounds may include adultery, cruelty, or abandonment.

How is Property Divided in an Indiana Divorce?

  • Indiana follows the principle of equitable distribution, meaning marital property is divided fairly, though not necessarily equally. Factors such as each spouse's contributions and financial circumstances are considered.

How is Child Custody Determined in Indiana?

  • Courts in Indiana make child custody decisions based on the best interests of the child. Factors include the child's relationship with each parent, their adjustment to home, school, and community, and the mental and physical health of all individuals involved.

What Factors Influence Child Support Calculations?

  • Indiana uses specific guidelines to calculate child support based on factors such as each parent's income, the number of children, healthcare costs, and child care expenses.

Is Mediation Required in Indiana Family Law Cases?

  • While not mandatory, mediation is often encouraged in family law cases in Indiana. It provides an opportunity for parties to reach mutually agreeable solutions with the help of a neutral third party.

How Can I Modify Child Custody or Support Orders?

  • Either parent can request a modification of child custody or support orders if there has been a substantial change in circumstances. Courts will evaluate the reasons for the modification and its impact on the child or children involved.

What Role Does Paternity Play in Indiana Family Law?

  • Establishing paternity is crucial for determining parental rights and responsibilities. Indiana law allows for paternity establishment through voluntary acknowledgment, court orders, or genetic testing.

How Does Indiana Handle Spousal Support (Alimony)?

  • Spousal support, or alimony, may be awarded based on factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse's financial situation, and the standard of living during the marriage.

What is the Process for Obtaining a Protective Order in Indiana?

  • Victims of domestic violence can seek a protective order in Indiana. The process involves filing a petition, attending a hearing, and presenting evidence of the need for protection.

How Does Indiana Handle Same-Sex Marriage and LGBTQ+ Family Law Issues?

  • Since the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide, Indiana recognizes and treats same-sex couples the same as opposite-sex couples in family law matters. LGBTQ+ individuals have the same rights and responsibilities under Indiana law.

Get in touch with us today at 317-743-7958 to learn more from our Indianapolis family lawyers. 

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