Family Law

Family Law Columbia City Indiana

Family law is one of the most sensitive and emotional legal issues in existence. Not only do you need to defend your own interest, you will also need to worry about the most vulnerable members of your family – usually your children. This can make resolving legal matters and dealing with transitions difficult.

Working with an experienced family law attorney in Columbia City, Indiana can help.

Dawn Boyd has been practicing family law since 1998. Initially her approach was to serve her clients by battling it out in court and making the other side look bad. But over time she realizedthis approach created a situation in which there were no winners, only battered parties with thinner wallets and a shattered family.

Dawn believes there is hope for families even if they are transitioning and they faced with legal issues. She uses her practice as a spring board to assist clientswith decisions and encourages them to take action using the most constructive means possible. Lengthy and costly court battlesare not necessarily the best course of action for families involved in legal struggles, especially when children are involved and the disputing partieswill need to deal with each other in the future.

Of course, there are times and situations in which litigation is the only option and families faced with those situations need support and guidance, too.

Not all cases are right for mediation and many families have no choice but to turn to the court system to help them resolve their issues. This is definitely the case when a family dealt with physical abuse or when one party is just unwilling to negotiate and work together to reach the best possible outcome. Sometimes families are too damaged by the time they reach their transition period to make anything other than litigation work.

No matter which direction your case takes, it is important for you to know you have options. Those who are educated and are prepared fare better in the long run and they are able to do more to protect their families. If you want an advocate on your side who can guide you through this difficult time for your family, Dawn can help. She has experience in litigation, but is also able to offer advice about more efficient methods of family law dispute resolution, such as mediation.

Dawn is able to help with family legal issues including:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Maintenance/Spousal Support
  • Property Division
  • Relocation
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Step-Parent Adoption
  • Protective Orders
  • Juvenile Law
  • Guardianships
  • Guardian Ad Litem

Dawn’s approach to family legal matters is based in honest communication and realistic expectations. Every family law case is different and there is never a ‘one size fits all’ resolution. But general statutory guidelines are applied to the areas listed above and having an expert guiding you through the process can make a world of difference immediately and into the future.

For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss your family law issue in Columbia City Indiana with Dawn, contact her at 260.244.6900.

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