Indiana Family Law
Full-service family law firm in Greenfield
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict or facing another legal issue close to home, attorney Holly L. Lyons listens to your needs, understands your concerns and helps you find solutions to your legal problems.
We have served families throughout Indiana for 27 years. We provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Child support modification and enforcement
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- Relocation matters
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. We assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.
The law in Indiana is very specific as to notice requirements when you relocate with a child following a divorce. Make sure you understand these requirements before you move. If you are considering a move, even if it a short distance away, please call to discuss well in advance of your move date.
Child custody and parenting time
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Please note that as of March 1, 2013, there are changes to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines. The IN.GOV link has not yet been updated but the changes can be reviewed by clicking on the link on my helpful websites and links page on this site.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. We will help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Enforcement and termination of child support orders can be simple matters that may or may not require the services of attorney. Contact me and we will discuss your particular situation.
Throughout your divorce, we stand by you. We accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you — including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When Indiana authorities interfere with your parental rights, or if your child is arrested, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Indiana to protect your parental rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Contact a Greenfield family law attorney you can trust
Call Holly L. Lyons Attorney at Law at 317-462-7787 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law attorney.