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Post-divorce parenting plans

Many divorced parents in Indiana are concerned about maintaining relationships with their kids. However, divorce doesn't have to destroy the bonds between children and their parents. Parenting plans offer a way for exes to work together and ensure that each household has time with the kids.

Handling retirement accounts during divorce

Indiana residents who have decided to get divorced will need to divide their assets, including retirement accounts. This can create anxiety, particularly as people worry about their financial stability after retirement. While each case is different, unless there is a prenup in place, the court will usually set how the retirement accounts of divorcing couples will be divided as retirement account savings are considered marital property.

The Hague Convention and international custody disputes

When parents are going through a divorce and one is from another country, that parent may take the children to that country in an effort to obtain custody. When this happens, parents may find themselves in an international custody dispute. The first step for parents in Indiana may be to find out whether the country is a signatory to the Hague Convention.

Positive parenting no matter the location

Indiana parents who split up might find themselves in the difficult position of having to maintain a positive parent-child relationship from a distance. This is the case for many parents who after separation or divorce need to move away for career or personal reasons, and they might question how to keep their relationship with their children as close and supportive as it was before.

3 benefits of collaborative divorce

Based on what you see in the movies, you may think that your Indiana divorce has to be long, drawn-out and vicious, but increasingly, many divorcing couples are realizing that this does not always have to be the case. At Katzman & Katzman, P.C., we recognize that collaborative divorce can often be quicker, easier and less painful than a traditional litigated divorce, and we have helped many clients part ways with their spouses while limiting or even eliminating any bitterness that exists between them.

Are high assets a hurdle in divorce?

As Indiana residents going through a divorce, you and your spouse will eventually have to deal with the division of your shared assets. However, the more assets you have, the more complex matters of division and support payments can become. At Katzman & Katzman, P.C., we work to help you through these difficulties.

How should I spend child support?

It may be a relief to receive child support from your ex-spouse. However, he or she may say that you can only spend it on certain things, or even demand to see receipts on your child support expenditures. Your family and friends may also tell you that the state will monitor your child support spending. Like other Indiana residents, you may be confused and worried as to which of these claims are true.

Dividing the family home during divorce

What is the most valuable asset you hold jointly with your spouse? If you are like most people in Indiana, the answer to this question is simple: your marital home. Homes are often a good way to build equity and allow you useful asset both financially and practically. However, real estate law and family law intersect in complex ways.

Many options for child custody

When you get a divorce in Indiana, one of the most pressing things on your mind may be your custody arrangement. Child custody can come in many forms and it may surprise you to learn how many options there are. At Katzman and Katzman, P.C., we know how important it is for you to understand all of your options.

Can I modify a child support order?

While you should always follow a court order for child support, that does not mean that the court cannot change the order. This is important to know when you pay child support in Indiana. You may run into situations where things change and you need to have the order reevaluated by the court. You should understand how to go about asking for a change to your child support, so if you need one, you know how to get it.

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