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The Stages of the Family Law Process in Indiana

Family law cases can be very complex legal matters. Below, you can learn more about the step-by-step process many family law cases as they work their way through the legal system in Indiana. Keep in mind that every case often presents its own unique challenges. Different steps may apply to different legal matters. This is why it’s important to speak with an Indiana family law attorney as soon as possible to learn more about all the legal options available to you.

Family Law Stages Steps 1 and 2
Family court hearings often raise important legal issues that need to be resolved in court. During a preliminary family court hearing, a judge will resolve any immediate issues temporarily, pending a final hearing. This is why it’s critical that you’re prepared when appearing in court. A family law lawyer can help you do that and will often speak on your behalf during the initial court hearing.

Family Law Stages Steps 3 and 4
Evidence gathered during the discovery stage can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your family law case. The more evidence you have in support of your case, the stronger your legal argument. This is why it’s important to have a family law attorney who knows what evidence to look for when researching your case during the formal discovery stage. Otherwise, your concerns or best interests must not receive the attention they rightfully deserve.

Family Law Stages Steps 5 and 6
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We understand the legal challenges and obstacles individuals and couples often encounter in family law cases in Indiana. That’s why we want to help. An Indiana family law attorney at our firm can meet with you, answer your questions and explain your options. Schedule an appointment with Hocker Law, LLC today. We have three offices conveniently located in Indiana, including two office locations in Indianapolis.