William Zwick has a small town general practice background in criminal, family, personal injury, real estate, estate planning / probate, and contract law. In 2015, William Zwick trained in collaborative law through the Central Indiana Association of Collaborative Law Professionals. The main focus of the firm involves family law, guardian ad litem services, and criminal law. William Zwick will also represent clients in civil litigation and transactional matters on a limited case-by-case basis.
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
Family Law. Family law encompasses divorce, paternity, custody, child support, visitation (now called "parenting time" in Indiana), "prenups", and anything to do with the family structure and function. This may be one of the more difficult and stressful areas of law. Emotions run high when families are affected. It is no wonder many attorneys "retire" from family law at the earliest opportunity.
William F. Zwick is somewhat unique in his approach to family law. He believes that the client is better served through cooperative parenting instead of conflict in an adversarial system. Almost every case taken to a court hearing magnifies family conflict. Studies have shown children in families with "high conflict" are much more likely to be juvenile delinquents. What person would want their child in the juvenile justice system? Taking a family to court is (and should be) used sparingly after negotiation and mediation fail to resolve the disagreement. This is one reason William Zwick trained in collaborative law.
Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). A recently expanded practice area for William Zwick is as a private guardian ad litem (GAL). GALs assist the Hamilton County Courts in child custody and parenting time cases to determine the best interest of the child. GALs do not represent parties or the children in cases, and provide investigative services for the courts as determined by the courts and statute.
GALs must be appointed by the courts. If you are currently represented by an attorney, and interested in William Zwick serving as a GAL in your case, have your attorney contact William Zwick. If you are representing yourself, you may contact William Zwick as well for more information on obtaining court approval.
Criminal Law. William F. Zwick handles select types of criminal law matters. Typical cases are DUI/OWVI ("drinking and driving") cases, traffic tickets, driving while suspended, battery, drug possession, and theft. William Zwick has represented clients in a variety of other criminal matters including probation violations, sealing records and sentence modifications.
Representation is highly dependent on the type of case, issues involved and where the cases is pending.
Other Practice Areas
William Zwick is also able to provide legal advice in the areas of small business, real estate, estate planning / probate, and contract law. Some of these practice areas are limited in scope. If William Zwick will not take a case in these practice areas, he has a network of other attorneys for referring these legal needs.