Whether you are going through the difficult process of ending a marriage, seeking an initial order for modification of child support, custody, or parenting time, or growing your family through adoption, guardianship, or establishing paternity, we can provide services that will help prepare you for what lies ahead. We understand that the circumstances surrounding the consultation of a family law attorney can be fraught with stress and strong emotions. In addition to its experience and expertise, Dillon Legal Group is dedicated to serving its clients with compassion in all areas of family law.
Divorce can be a trying time, both emotionally and legally. Divorces can be complicated further with property, debts, spousal support, child support, child custody, parenting time, post-secondary expenses, and grandparents' rights which all need to be considered by both parties and will likely have to be reconsidered down the road. Dillon Legal Group is prepared to protect both your financial interests and parental rights through the difficult process of ending a marriage. As we assist you in the process of obtaining a divorce, we will fight for the fair division of marital assets. We want to help ease the transition through this difficult time for both you and your children so that you can focus on a brighter future.
If you are already in the process of divorce, mediation through Dillon Legal Group is an option which can allow both parties to resolve disputes in confidential setting outside of court. Unlike a judge, a mediator has no decision-making authority, but instead helps parties with difficulty communicating come to a mutual agreement. As a registered mediator, Ryan Dillon can serve as a neutral third party to facilitate discussion between couples in the process of divorce.
Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines state that "it is usually is usually in a child's best interest to have frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with each parent." Additionally, both parents have a financial responsibility to support their children, even after divorce. Long after the divorce, there may still be disputes and outstanding issues involving child support or custody. Dillon Legal Group can help you through the process of applying for modifications of child support or custody, and we can help you explore your legal options in cases where a parent refuses to abide by the terms of the divorce.
In Indiana, it is important to establish paternity in order to protect your rights as a father when a child is born outside of wedlock. Even if parents live together or plan to eventually marry, establishing paternity can ensure yours and your child's rights for a multitude of matters, including social security for a deceased or disabled parent, inheritances rights, veteran's benefits, and life and health insurance. If you were to separate from the child's mother, the establishment of paternity is essential in order to ensure custody and parenting time with your child. If you have recently had a child and need to establish paternity, call Dillon Legal Group today to set up a consultation and learn about your rights as a father.
While the State of Indiana wants to ensure that the best interests of children are being met, there may be situations where the State attempts to intervene into your family and you need representation. Such situations may arise through allegations of a child committing a delinquent act or the involvement of the Department of Child Services (DCS)(also referred to as Child Protective Services or CPS) prompting the initiation of Child in Need of Services (CHINS) adjudications. Fully understanding your options and rights as a parent is vital to protecting your family.
Each person who seeks representation from a family law attorney has a unique set of needs and circumstances. Dillon Legal Group offers a wide range of services in the area of family law and can provide you with the skilled, experienced representation you need in the following areas: