LGBTQ Family Law Attorney in Indianapolis
The Indiana LGBTQ community will find a welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable legal representation at the López Law Office in Indianapolis. Currently, Indiana formally recognizes same-sex marriages or civil unions.
Advocating for LGBTQ Clients in Indianapolis
From a strictly legal perspective, LGBTQ family law in Indiana is similar to family law for unmarried heterosexual couples. I am Vanessa López Aguilera, an experienced LGBTQ family law attorney in Indianapolis. I am committed to helping you understand your rights, while making sure they are not overlooked. I offer sound legal advice and thorough representation on LGBTQ family law issues in English or Spanish. Contact my legal team to learn how we can help protect your best interests during a free 30-minute consultation.
Offering a Wide Range of Services for the LGBTQ Community
Many options are available to help same-sex couples protect their rights under Indiana's family laws. Some of the most common LGBTQ family law issues I handle include:
- Divorce and Separation agreements: Similar to separation agreements for unmarried heterosexual couples, a separation agreement can identify how property will be divided, financial support allocated or parenting time determined when a domestic partnership ends.
- Adoption: LGBTQ adoptions proceed in Indiana as single parent or second parent adoptions, depending on the factual circumstances of the family. I can help make sure all the necessary details are covered from all the paperwork involved to making sure name changes are made on the birth certificate.
- Division of property: Emotions can quickly escalate when couples decide to separate. Determining how joint assets will be divided up can be a long, draining process. This can be even more complicated for LGBTQ couples facing uncertainties in the law. In addition to issues associated with being an LGBTQ couple, same-sex marriages and civil unions have all the same relationship problems as hetero marriages. You need an experienced lawyer who understands how partition requests are handled in relation to LGBTQ law and Family Law.
- Wills and guardianships: In same-sex marriages, wills and guardianships are critically important for same-sex families to protect their right to inherit money from their partner. A will can also be used to document how health care decisions should be made for an incapacitated partner or how custody matters should be handled when one or both partners pass away.
Contact a Skilled LGBTQ Family Law Lawyer in Carmel, Indiana
To discuss your questions about LGBTQ family law with me, contact my legal team online or call 317-542-3142. I offer free 30-minute consultations at my law office in Indianapolis so you can begin addressing the concerns keeping you up at night. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Hablamos español.