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Respected Fort Wayne Attorney Handles All Types of Family Law Issues


Divorces and other family situations that require legal assistance aren’t easy, but a skillful attorney can simplify complex issues and help safeguard what is most important to you. At Patterson Law LLC in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we understand what’s at stake and offer strong guidance for clients who are ending a marriage, bringing a child into their home through adoption or dealing with a child custody dispute. Our firm understands the emotions involved in these cases but doesn’t let feelings get in the way of pursuing the best result possible for you and your children.


Attorney Rex Patterson has been designated as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the Indiana Family Law Certification Board. This honor represents our firm’s commitment to delivering the highest levels of representation and service while keeping current on the latest developments in the field. From start to finish, you can count on us for honest, knowledgeable counsel in matters associated with:

  • Divorce — Like each marriage, each divorce presents unique challenges. At every stage of the proceedings, we give clients insightful advice and strong advocacy tailored to their circumstances.
  • Child custody — Establishing and enforcing fair child custody and visitation (called parenting time in Indiana) arrangements is crucial to helping sons and daughters move forward after their parents divorce. In litigation, mediation and settlement negotiations, we strive to reach terms that truly are in a child’s best interests. We also represent Indiana clients in guardianship and grandparent visitation matters.
  • Adoption — For domestic adoptions, we simplify complex rules and work closely with prospective parents to satisfy state requirements. Regardless of whether you are working with an agency or seeking a private placement, our firm offers comprehensive legal guidance.
  • Child support — Noncustodial parents have a legal and moral obligation to provide child support. When issues arise regarding the information used to calculate the rate, requested modifications or enforcement actions, we aggressively press for an appropriate resolution.
  • Prenuptial agreements — By creating a fair prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, both parties can preserve their assets and relieve fears about financial hardship if the marriage does not work out.
  • Mediation — Many couples choose mediation as a way to reach decisions about child custody, spousal support and property division. Whether your disagreements are large or small, we can demonstrate how this process might reduce the time, money and stress associated with a divorce.
  • Alimony — What is known as spousal maintenance in the state can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. Though some people think of alimony as a permanent award that many stay-at-home spouses receive, Indiana law is more restrictive than that. Our firm applies the law to your situation and battles for a proper result.

Regardless of whether you’re going through a tough divorce or a happy adoption, we’ll work relentlessly to secure the result you want in a professional manner. Even if you’re unsure whether a legal solution exists in your situation, we can discuss potential options in an initial consultation.

Contact a dedicated Indiana family lawyer for an initial consultation

Patterson Law LLC in Fort Wayne advises Indiana clients on all types of legal matters relating to family relationships, including divorce litigation, custody matters and adoptions. To schedule an initial consultation, please call 260-247-8383 or contact us online.


  • "Rex was very helpful and understanding of my situation. He was honest and upfront. For everything that he did for me, I am very thankful. I highly recommend Patterson Law LLC." - Hailee Gordon

  • "Rex is absolutely amazing at what he does! I have to say that his professionalism is above and beyond! You knocked it out of the park today my friend! I will speak highly of you and your staff to every single person I know! Thank you!" - Bryan Sanders

  • "I've been working with Rex for what it seems like forever now, he hasn't let me down one time! He works his hardest to get what needs to be done, done! I'd recommend him to anyone!!" - Megan Mitchell

  • "I would highly recommend Patterson Law to anyone! Everyone there is so professional and helpful! Rex took the time to get to know my case and handled it remarkably! Though I hope to never need their services again, I would most certainly if the need arose. Thank you to Rex and the entire staff! You are truly excellent stewards of your profession!" - Amy Gilbert-Koch

  • "Rex Patterson is a great person and lawyer! I would recommend this law firm to anyone looking for a straightforward no-nonsense approach to legal matters! I am very thankful that while sitting in a law firm in Ft. Wayne explaining my situation I was advised to go to Rex!! Best decision ever! Thanks again Rex for your calm approach to crazy!!!;)" - Abby Richards

  • "Rex is a great attorney. The clients we mutually served shared how Rex was a good attorney and fair in his pricing. Would highly recommend Rex for any of your legal needs." - Ron Nicolet Owner of Nicolet Counseling LLC

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