AFCC National Scholarships

Congratulations to Lainie Hurwitz for receiving 1 out of the 10 AFCC National Scholarships offered for the 58th Annual National Conference. The AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) focuses on improving the lives of children and families through resolution of family conflict. 

Lainie A. Hurwitz

As President-Elect for 2022 of the Indiana AFCC Chapter,  Lainie looks forward to attending this year’s conference, which focuses on the challenging dynamics of a child rejecting a parent and how to be part of the solution, not the problem, so that she can continue to improve her family law practice.

Grandparents Visitation Rights and Third Party Custody

If you are seeking answers regarding grandparents visitation rights or your rights as a third party, our attorneys at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., can help. We stay up to date on the latest changes in Indiana family laws and will be able to guide you through any issues you are having.

Attorneys

As experienced family law attorneys, we have helped numerous grandparents achieve their visitation goals. There are several occasions that arise, which allow grandparents to seek visitation rights, including:

  • A child’s parent is deceased
  • The marriage of the child’s parents has been dissolved
  • The child is born out of wedlock and the child’s father has established paternity
  • Visitation is in the best interests of the child according to the court

Grandparents may not petition for visitation rights when the marriage of the parents is still intact. Our family law attorneys will explain all of your options to you and guide you
down the right path. Simply because you do not qualify for visitation rights does not mean that you do not qualify for third
party custody rights.

Call us at 317.580.9295 or contact our law firm online to arrange for a consultation.

Children Cope With Divorce Program

Franciscan Health offers a program that focuses on children’s needs after a divorce. The Children Cope with Divorce program is only offered through Franciscan VNS in Indianapolis and the surrounding central Indiana communities, it’s a four-hour educational course for divorcing parents that focuses on the needs of children.

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To find a listing of upcoming class dates and times in your area, click here.

You can access the brochure here: CCWD Brochure_Eng

Sponsor 2019 Creekside Middle School Cat Race

The 2019 Creekside Middle School Cat Race is coming soon!

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We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Cat Race. Last year over 1,000 individuals attended the event! The Cat Race will be held in the Village of West Clay at 12775 Horseferry Road on Saturday, September 28th beginning at 8:30am. The Cat Race is a 5K run/walk held in the Village of West Clay each year that raises funds for the Creekside Athletics and Activities department.

You can learn more about The Cat Race at
https://www.ccs.k12.in.us/crm/athletics/the-cat-race