Saturday, October 3, 2009

Family law courts in Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Evansville lies far beyond my area of practice but when I found the Domestic Division page for the Vanderburgh County courts, I thought why not?  Since I have discussed how Indiana organizes its courts, it helps to see what the individual counties have done.

The Domestic Relations Division of the Vanderburgh Superior Court, commonly known as Division Four, handles cases involving Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulments, Child Custody, Visitation or Parenting Time and Child Support.  The vast majority of these cases begin with the filing of a Petition for Divorce.
The Judges and Magistrates of the Vanderburgh Superior Court rotate through the Domestic Relation Division on a monthly basis.  Uncontested matters are scheduled at 8:00 am in Courtroom 110.  After the parties have met and attempted to reach an agreement, a contested hearing can be set before the Judge or Magistrate presiding in the month in which the hearing is scheduled.  The Court will order the parties to mediation if the parties request a contested hearing for more than 1/2 day.  See Vanderburgh Superior Court Division IV Rules.

I also suggest this same page fro those seeking information on how to file and handle their cases.

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