2019 Indiana Super Lawyers Top 25 Women

Ruppert & Schaefer congratulates Paula Schaefer on her selection in the 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Women. We also congratulate the other outstanding women who were nominated.

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Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. represents clients in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area. Give us a call at (317) 580-9295 with any family law questions. Your future is our concern.

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Passionately Committed to the Family Law Needs of Our Clients

At Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., we listen carefully to your problems, your concerns, and your hopes for the future. We know that every family law problem is unique to the individuals involved. That’s why every solution must also be unique. Our firm believes that every client deserves plain talk and a straightforward explanation of their legal options. Our attorneys will explore these legal options with you. Working together, we will outline a legal strategy designed to achieve your goals and protect your rights.

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For a consultation with a lawyer at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., call 317.580.9295 or contact us online. Our firm represents clients in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area.

Divorce and Family Lawyers, Child Custody Lawyers, Divorce Lawyers serving Carmel, and the Indianapolis Northside.

 

Protecting Your Rights After Divorce

The attorneys of Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. devote their practice to divorce and other family law matters. This concentration enables our clients to move forward in their lives in an efficient and positive manner.

A divorce settlement resolves important child custody, property division, and other matters in ways that reflect the circumstances of the parties at the time of the divorce. But over time these circumstances change. When this occurs, it may require modifications to previously settled matters.

over 75 years combined experience in family law matters
The list of post-divorce issues that can arise is long. For example:
• A payer of child support may experience a long period of unemployment or a disability that greatly affects his or
her income.
• A parent’s work schedule may change and require a modification in parenting time.
• A child’s desire to go to college may require the parents to revisit their financial arrangements.
• A child may require life insurance coverage or long-term medical care.
• A child may seek to marry or enter the service, requiring his or her emancipation.
• A change in custody arrangements may affect the ability to claim a child as a dependent for tax purposes.

For a consultation with a lawyer at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., call 317.580.9295 or contact us online. Our firm represents clients in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area.

Divorce and Family Lawyers, Child Custody Lawyers, Divorce Lawyers serving Carmel, and the Indianapolis Northside.

Meet Our Attorneys

The founding member, Michael G. Ruppert, is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Family Law Certification Board. He and the other attorneys at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. combine more than 75 years of experience to provide sound advice and guidance in virtually every type of family law problem. Our goal is to help you face and overcome the adversities of your divorce while protecting your rights, your financial interests, your family, and your future.

Super Lawyers

Paula J. Schaefer and Michael G. Ruppert have been recognized as Super Lawyers for 12 consecutive years. #SuperLawyersIndianapolis

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Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Paul J. Schaefer Super Lawyer

Michael G. Ruppert Super Lawyer

For a consultation with a lawyer at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., call 317.580.9295 or contact us online. Our firm represents clients in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area.

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For a consultation with a lawyer at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., call 317.580.9295 or contact us online. Our firm represents clients in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana area.

Your Future Is Our Concern

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Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C. is a law firm dedicated to helping our clients overcome family law problems and move forward in life in a positive manner.

Our attorneys possess sterling academic credentials, strong community ties, and a deep commitment to your success. They speak plain English and demonstrate the strictest personal and professional ethics. Above all, they are passionately committed to the needs of our clients.

Tax Changes and Your Family-law Matter

Taxes: they’ve been all over the news lately. Specifically, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Regardless of how you feel about the Act, you’re probably wondering how it will affect you in the future—particularly if you are in the midst of a divorce or are considering one.  The attorneys at Ruppert & Schaefer, while not tax advisors, want you to be aware of some major provisions in the Act that may affect you for the 2018 tax year and beyond:

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Alimony will no longer be deductible: While Indiana law does not formally recognize the concept of alimony, alimony payments can be negotiated in certain circumstances.  For alimony payments required under divorce or separation instruments executed after Dec. 31, 2018, the Act eliminates the deduction for alimony payments. This means alimony will no longer be taxable income to those who receive it or tax deductible for those who pay it. This change won’t apply to existing divorces and separations, and special rules will apply to modifications of existing divorces and separations.

Increase to the Child Tax Credit: Through 2025, the Act increases the maximum child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per qualifying child, and the refundable portion of the credit increases from $1,000 to $1,400. The higher child tax credit will remain available for qualifying children under age 17.

New Credit for Non-Child Dependents: The Act has created a new $500 non-refundable credit for dependents who do not qualify for the child tax credit. Think children who are too old for the child tax credit and other non-child dependents.

Expansion of 529 College Savings Accounts: The Act expands 529 college savings accounts to allow parents to save for K-12 expenses. Now, educational expenses at all levels qualify for tax-free distributions, with certain annual limits.

More often than not, taxes come up in family-law matters. Make sure you’re aware of how some provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could affect you. Call the attorneys at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., at (317) 580-9295; your future is our concern.