Vigo County Family Law FAQ

If you live in Vigo County and you’re going through a divorce, are dealing with a custody battle, or have other family legal issues, you likely have many questions and concerns regarding the legal process. Family law is complex because it involves more emotions than most litigation. A family lawyer can be helpful in mediating your case and being your voice in front of the judge when times get hard.

We’ve gone ahead and answered some of the most frequently asked questions below regarding family law. If you have other questions regarding your case specifically, you can reach out to a Vigo County family law attorney from Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm and we’d be happy to set up a no-obligation consultation.

What are the grounds for divorce in Indiana?

There are four grounds for divorce in Indiana: 

If your spouse has been convicted of a felony after getting married, if your spouse has been diagnosed with incurable insanity and hasn’t shown signs of improvement for two years; if you married your spouse and later found out they were impotent; or, if there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. 

What’s the difference between legal separation and divorce?

A legal separation is similar to divorce in that you still divide property, assets, and decide custody, visitation, spousal support, and alimony payments. You may consider legal separation over a divorce if you aren’t eligible for a divorce, if there’s a tax benefit to remaining married, or, if you oppose divorce for other reasons.

Do I have to go to court for custody?

Custody can be decided through mediation if you and your spouse are able to communicate effectively and determine the custody agreement without a judge being present. If you need a judge to decide on specific factors in the custody arrangement, going to court may be necessary.

What is joint custody?

Joint custody involves both parents sharing custody and working together to make important decisions on the child’s life, whether that be medical, religious, or school decisions. Joint custody doesn’t always mean that the parents will share equal time. 

How is child support calculated?

Child support is calculated by looking at the income of both parents. Cjhil calculators can be found online to help parents predict what their payments may look like.

Contact a Vigo County Family Lawyer

Whether you’re concerned about your custody agreement or your divorce, a lawyer can help answer any questions you have. At Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm, our goal is to help families get through their legal issues as quickly and painlessly as possible. 

To speak with a Vigo County family law attorney about your case, call 1-812-232-7400 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.