Facing a divorce is always challenging. Whether you have been married for 3 years or 40, starting a new life can be complex. This is why it is important to work with an experienced legal team that understands the implications of divorce for you and your family. At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., we know how to handle divorce cases, from the most simple and uncontested, to the most difficult and complex.
We will take time at the outset of your case to understand your individual needs, addressing your questions and concerns. Our attorneys take a practical and tailored approach to develop lasting solutions for our clients and their families. We are strategic negotiators and will do our best to resolve your case out of court. If settlement is not an option, we are more than prepared to take your case to trial.
Indiana is a “no-fault” state, meaning that you do not have to accuse another party of wrongdoing or breach of marital contract to sue for divorce. This can be beneficial, in that, it allows couples to proceed with a divorce without creating hostile relationship or damaging a reputation on the public record. Our attorneys will help you make appropriate decisions and file for divorce when you are ready.
Indiana is not an alimony state. While the law makes a provision for maintenance when a spouse is mentally or physically impaired or unable to work, it can be difficult to obtain. We will assess your case to determine whether you are eligible for maintenance or possibly obliged to pay after a divorce.
Contested divorce cases can be the most difficult, and often result in trial. Our attorneys know that resolving any divorce out of court will save you time and resources. We work with our clients to come to a negotiated agreement without involving the courts. Our primary objective is to help both parties see the big picture and develop lasting and mutually agreeable solutions.
Indiana is an equitable distribution state, meaning that there will be a presumptive 50-50 split of assets. It is important to consult with an attorney regarding complex disputes, because the 50-50 is rebuttable and you may either collect more or be forced to defend yourself if a spouse seeks to collect more than 50%. We are experienced with complex property division cases involving closely held businesses, professional practices, family trusts, investment income, retirement accounts, and the family residence.