Areas of Practice

The Law Office of Rhame & Elwood primarily practices in Porter County, Lake County and LaPorte County, Indiana. Rhame & Elwood provides legal services in multiple areas of the law including: Criminal Representation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts and Estates, Mediation and Municipal Law

Rhame & Elwood has provided these legal services for over 32 years. Over that time, Rhame & Elwood has built and strives to continue to build a solid reputation for top quality legal representation and advice.

Tips For Planning For A Divorce

When preparing to file for dissolution, use these tips to plan:

  • Make copies of all financial documents. This will include prior tax returns, paycheck stubs, checking and savings account statement, retirement plans, portfolios.
  • Make copies of all personal documents. This will include social security cards, health insurance cards, birth certificates, marriage records, prior divorce filings.
  • Review the finances available to maintain two households. Understand that living separately is generally more expensive than living together. In addition to a second set of monthly utility and mortgage payments, the second residence may also require a significant initial outlay of cash for security or utility deposits.
  • Have a safety plan. If you are involved in a relationship that involves physical or emotional abuse, contact community resources to assist you in leaving the situation. Be knowledgeable about safe places for you to stay during the pendency of the proceedings.
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