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Family Law Attorneys in Northwest Indiana

The family law firm of Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP in Merrillville offers compassionate and effective legal counsel to families facing challenging legal issues. Sensitive, and often divisive family law issues are dealt with by our thorough, experienced lawyers with an eye towards an amicable resolution rather than a combative and negative outcome.

Once the family disagreement or issue is resolved, your family relationships will go on and it is our goal to insure those relationships survive the legal process as intact as possible.

Experienced family law counsel for difficult times

Family legal struggles are emotionally and mentally challenging, no matter what the circumstances. It is critical to have the assistance of a qualified objective family law attorney as you begin to make plans for legal resolution.

At Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP, we are focused on providing an effective balance between the practical legal strategizing that is necessary for success and the individualized attention that these types of sensitive cases demand.

The firm is experienced in handling the following types of family law matters:


Collaborative divorce: a resolution process

Divorce and dissolution of marriage is a process that no couple takes lightly. Unfortunately, a divorce too often means the end of even the most basic friendship between the separating partners. This can be extremely traumatic. If children are involved in the dispute, they may feel forced to choose one parent over the other, or may feel pressure from one parent to change their attitudes towards the other.

Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP does not believe that every divorce needs to be a long ordeal with added expenses, and/or decided in court. They can help you and your partner make the important decisions needed with dispute resolution known as collaborative divorce.

In a collaborative divorce, all parties involved sign a participation agreement at the outset, stating that they agree to work in a cooperative and open manner to resolve all issues surrounding the termination of the marriage. Everyone operates from the same base of information to form a solution that everyone in the family can live with. If the process fails and trial becomes necessary, all attorneys involved in the collaborative process must excuse themselves from involvement in the proceedings.

Child custody, support, and visitation: acting in your child’s best interests

Although a much larger percentage of custodial parents are mothers (about 84 percent nationwide), our courts recognize the importance of having both parents maintain nurturing relationships with their children when possible. We will explore custody options with you, negotiate positive settlements and, if needed, litigate.

Indiana courts take these factors into consideration when deciding custody issues:

Your child's relationship with parents, siblings, and others who have significant impact regarding the child's best interests are also considered.

Indiana child support guidelines

Child support in Indiana is determined by child support guidelines. 2009, guideline changes now require parents who earn a high income to pay more support than previously and parents earning lower incomes pay less support. As child support lawyers, we will explain how the guidelines apply to your case.

Indiana parenting time guidelines for visitation

Factors in deciding visitation take into consideration that a child should, in most cases, spend time with each parent. Parents are encouraged to be understanding and flexible to the child’s needs as they get older. Visit the state’s website for more Indiana parenting time guidelines visitation information.

Relocation after a divorce

Whether you’re the custodial or noncustodial parent, if you plan to relocate for any reason, Indiana law requires you to file a Notice of Intent to Relocate. This Notice should be sent to the non-relocating parent by Certified or Registered mail 90 days prior to your move.

We’re available to help you file the Notice of Intent to Relocate; if your former spouse objects to the relocation, we can provide you with the legal representation you need.

Legal Guardianships protect those who can’t protect themselves

A guardian may be appointed by the court in order to protect the best interests of a person, an estate or person and estate. Minors, elderly persons, persons with disabilities and others who are not able to make competent decisions about themselves are some examples of those who need a guardian. We have assisted many clients in this area; contact us to learn more.

Contact our family law attorneys today for a free consultation and more information

Arshad, Pangere & Warring, LLP offers free consultations. For a compassionate, experienced and effective legal team to advocate on your behalf, call the firm at 219-736-6500 or use the convenient online contact form on this site.


7899 Taft Street
Merrillville, Indiana 46410


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