South Bend Family Law and Divorce Attorney
At Jay Lauer, Attorney at Law, we help families resolve issues related to divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption. Our family law attorney, Jay Lauer, has experience working for Legal Services of Northern Indiana and helping diverse families with family law issues. Mr. Lauer understands that every family is different, and he takes pride in getting to know his clients and their needs.
The Legal Representation Your Divorce Case Deserves
Many people believe the myth that you must prove fault in divorce cases. In fact, what you must show is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. Mr. Lauer can fully explain the divorce process. We work with you to seek a fair settlement with your spouse, and we may use mediation to work out agreements for children and property:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Property division
When You Need Modifications of Child Support or Custody Arrangements
To qualify for a post-decree modification, you will need to show that there is a continuing and substantial change in circumstances that will affect child custody or child support payments. This can include a remarriage, new job, loss of job, or relocation. The modification that is sought must be in the best interests of the child.
We can also help with discontinuing child support payments when your child becomes independent. You cannot just stop making payments; you need to go back to court. If your child is now married, is living independently outside the home, or is over 18, we can petition for the court to acknowledge the child's emancipation and legally end your obligation to pay child support.
Other Family Law Issues
Our firm also handles guardianships and adoptions. Whatever your family law issue, Mr. Lauer gives personalized service to your family to establish a connection and a positive working relationship. Our goal is to not create more conflict, but to try to resolve issues amicably by working together in mediation.
Contact Our Indiana Divorce Lawyer
For information on family law matters such as divorce, child support, or adoption, contact the law office of Jay Lauer, Attorney at Law, in South Bend. We can be reached by phone at or through our online contact form.