Divorce
Divorce

Guiding Your Family Through Divorce

Divorce can be overwhelming, but you do not have to navigate this transition alone. As longstanding members of the South Bend community, Hammerschmidt, Amaral & Jonas can guide you through your divorce and towards a new life. With more than 90 years of experience, our attorneys can assist you with all issues pertaining to your divorce. This may include dividing your assets, determining spousal or child support, and reaching a child custody arrangement.

While we are skilled litigators, we are also strategic mediators and arbitrators. During mediation, spouses work together to reach mutually beneficial resolutions out of court. In these discussions, we can help you find a solution that both parties can agree to. There is no one-size-fits-all divorce solution. We can discuss your situation and advise you toward the right resolution strategy.

What Will Happen To My Assets?

Dividing property and assets is rarely easy. If you and your partner cannot reach an agreement privately, the court will decide for you. Indiana is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the court divides marital property fairly between spouses.

Fairly does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split. A number of factors will be evaluated during this process. It is important to partner with an experienced lawyer who can advocate for a favorable division promoting your long-term financial security. If you own a small business, property division can be particularly difficult. We will strongly advocate for your business to prevent dissolution during the divorce.

How Will We Share Parenting Time?

Indiana often requires divorcing parents to take a parenting class before issuing a custody decision. Hammerschmidt, Amaral & Jonas knows what factors the court evaluates to determine custody. We will work towards an arrangement that is in you and your children’s best interests.

In most arrangements, ex-spouses share custody of the children. The court prefers for both parents to be involved in the children’s lives; however, there are exceptions to this rule.

Meet With An Attorney Who Understands

Our firm has represented South Bend residents for more than 100 years. As members of this community, we can provide the compassionate representation you need. Schedule a consultation by calling us at 574-400-8608 or contact us through our online form.

Guiding Your Family Through Divorce

Divorce can be overwhelming, but you do not have to navigate this transition alone. As longstanding members of the South Bend community, Hammerschmidt, Amaral & Jonas can guide you through your divorce and towards a new life. With more than 90 years of experience, our attorneys can assist you with all issues pertaining to your divorce. This may include dividing your assets, determining spousal or child support, and reaching a child custody arrangement.

While we are skilled litigators, we are also strategic mediators and arbitrators. During mediation, spouses work together to reach mutually beneficial resolutions out of court. In these discussions, we can help you find a solution that both parties can agree to. There is no one-size-fits-all divorce solution. We can discuss your situation and advise you toward the right resolution strategy.

What Will Happen To My Assets?

Dividing property and assets is rarely easy. If you and your partner cannot reach an agreement privately, the court will decide for you. Indiana is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the court divides marital property fairly between spouses.

Fairly does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split. A number of factors will be evaluated during this process. It is important to partner with an experienced lawyer who can advocate for a favorable division promoting your long-term financial security. If you own a small business, property division can be particularly difficult. We will strongly advocate for your business to prevent dissolution during the divorce.

How Will We Share Parenting Time?

Indiana often requires divorcing parents to take a parenting class before issuing a custody decision. Hammerschmidt, Amaral & Jonas knows what factors the court evaluates to determine custody. We will work towards an arrangement that is in you and your children’s best interests.

In most arrangements, ex-spouses share custody of the children. The court prefers for both parents to be involved in the children’s lives; however, there are exceptions to this rule.

Meet With An Attorney Who Understands

Our firm has represented South Bend residents for more than 100 years. As members of this community, we can provide the compassionate representation you need. Schedule a consultation by calling us at 574-400-8608 or contact us through our online form.

Let Us Find The Solution You Need.