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Erik Carter

Erik Carter

Using the law as a tool to realize your vision of life after litigation.
  • Family Law, Appeals & Appellate, Divorce...
  • Indiana
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Summary

You have standards for your Indiana family law lawyer. It may be cost or efficiency or aggression or experience. I can’t put cost here, but on those other things: with my background in systems analysis (UNIX) and a Master Six Sigma Black Belt certification, my focus is on the efficient and cost-effective realization of your vision of family life after litigation. I’ve been licensed in Indiana state and Federal courts for over 23 years, and also had licenses in Illinois (voluntarily inactive) and Pennsylvania (voluntarily inactive). My areas of focus are family law, mediation and appeals. Let’s turn your legal turmoil into your legal advantage.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consultations available at offices in Noblesville, Fishers, and Carmel, as well as Indianapolis and throughout central Indiana. Phone consultations available. Discretion guaranteed.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
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7th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder & President
Carter Legal Services LLC
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Litigation Manager; Senior Attorney
Cordell & Cordell P.C.
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Opened and managed Indianapolis office of nation's largest domestic relations firm focused on men. Represented men and women from Wayne County to Vigo County, and St. Joseph County to Clark County.
Attorney
Law Offices of Jeffery Leving, PC
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Divorce and paternity litigation in Indiana and Illinois. Firm focused on representing men in family law courts.
Founder
Domain Disputes
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Founder of firm focused on ICANN domain name disputes.
Attorney
Ratner & Prestia
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Intellectual property law firm. Experiences included patent drafting, infringement analysis, and copyright and trademark litigation.
Education
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Activities: Law Caucus for Women's Concerns; Men Against Violence Against Women (founder)
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Ohio University
B.S. (1983) | Computer Science
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Honors: National Merit Scholar; Wilson Chemistry Scholarship
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Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar # 17260-53
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Master Six Sigma Black Belt
International Six Sigma Institute
Websites & Blogs
Website
Carter Legal Services LLC
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Is there certain times of the day or week that you can file an appeal ?
A: A Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days of a final appealable order. If the 30th day falls on a weekend or day that the Clerk of the Court of Appeals is closed, it rolls over to the next open business day. The Notice of Appeal must be accompanied by the filing fee or a request to waive the fee. The Court of Appeals has on rare occasions permitted a Notice to be filed after the 30 days have passed but that is on a case-by-case basis and is extremely fact-specific (in other words, not guaranteed at all to be accepted). Appeals - either interlocutory or of a final order - should be discussed with an experienced appellate attorney.
Q. Relocating out of state with daughter. If dad appeals, will it drag out the process if I need to move by a certain day?
A: This is not an appellate question, it is a custody/relocation question. Indiana Code 31-17-2.2-1 et seq. covers the notice requirements for a relocating parent and the options available to the non-relocating parent.
Q. If your the non custodial parent how to seek custody if child has been left in your care the past 3 years?
A: Your question implies that an Order exists that awarded custody to the Mother. You would file a Petition to Modify Custody with all the allegations you placed in your question. You should consider filing a Petition for Injunction to maintain the current situation, asking the Court to allow the child to remain with you while the litigation is going on; a Petition to Suspend your child support (if necessary); and a Petition for Temporary Child Support (from her). Basically, you have to tell the Court what the current situation is and ask the Judge to change to Order to make it permanent. You should consider consulting an experienced attorney.
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Contact & Map
Carter Legal Services LLC
23 S. 8th Street
Suite 45
Noblesville, IN 46060
USA
Telephone: (317) 900-6692
Fax: (317) 942-0460