Comprehensive Family Law Services By Compassionate, Knowledgeable Lawyers

At Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon, LLP, our lawyers are sensitive to our clients' needs and effective in achieving results. We have been looking out for the best interests of families in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and beyond since 1956. Our clients routinely benefit from the experience, knowledge and diligence our attorneys provide in family law matters.

Property Division/High-Asset Divorce

We are skilled in complex asset division in divorce. Our lawyers are capable negotiators and trial attorneys who will tailor their strategy to your needs and goals. Whether you need to protect your financial future or are looking to resolve disputes quickly and amicably, we can help you minimize the financial impact of divorce.

Custody And Visitation

Children are the most precious product of a marriage. As a result, custody and visitation are two of the most emotionally draining issues that arise when marriages or other relationships fail. Problems also arise when one parent wishes to move to another state with the child. There are instances, called Hague Convention cases, when a child is taken out of the United States or brought into the United States by one parent over the objections of the other parent.Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon lawyers are experienced and skillful in dealing with these difficult issues.

Maintenance/Alimony

Maintenance is a payment that one spouse makes for the support of the other after the marriage ends. In Indiana, this type of support is extremely limited and difficult to obtain. The amount and duration of maintenance vary depending upon criteria established by Indiana statutes. Indiana law provides no specific formula by which to calculate an amount for spousal maintenance. Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon lawyers have prosecuted and defended cases in which spouses were seeking maintenance. They are well-trained and experienced in developing and presenting evidence for trial or settlement negotiations that take into account parties' needs and ability to pay.

Parentage And Paternity Cases

Parentage issues can arise from a variety of circumstances. In all cases, however, the relationship has produced a child requiring support. Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon lawyers are experienced in determining the legitimacy of parentage claims and, if the claims are legitimate, in prosecuting or defending the determination of reasonable child support and parenting time. Although the amount of child support is defined by statute, the court may vary from the guidelines if there is sufficient evidence and a proper basis to do so. We have settled and tried many child support cases and know how to achieve resolution for our clients.

Post-Divorce Disputes And Modifications

Post-divorce disputes, commonly referred to as "post-judgment" or "post-decree" matters, include enforcement of divorce judgments and orders, as well as modifications of those judgments. Child support or parenting time may need to be modified if a parent's income or employment changes or the needs of the other parent or child increase.

Other changes in circumstances addressed in post-judgment litigation include situations in which a parent wants to alter visitation or custody or move with the child out of state.

Litigation/Trials And Hearings

Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon lawyers are particularly skilled in preparing and prosecuting complex financial and custody matters. Although we do not promote litigation for litigation's sake, trial skills are important if efforts at settlement fail. Our clients often achieve favorable settlements because the opposition is aware of our trial court abilities.

Call us at 812-551-0436 to schedule a consultation.