Practice Focus

Serving Your Legal Needs

There are times when you need guidance and direction on important decisions involving your family, property or contractual rights.

Because the legal landscape is complicated, you need an attorney who is experienced and can be a trusted partner.

Schafstall & Admire offers the resources of a large law firm and the personal attention of a smaller one. We strive to  make your experience with us pleasant and professional.

Besides partners Rob Schafstall and Jim Admire, our staff includes a certified paralegal. Two staff members have each been with the firm (first with Cutsinger & Schafstall, and now Schafstall Admire LLP) for more than 30 years.

Because our client needs are diverse, we provide a range of practices.


Family Law

Families sometimes face difficult decisions about their futures. They need help getting past their emotions and determining how best to settle significant issues.

Our practice helps families with all types of legal matters — from setting up pre-marital agreements to navigating divorce and custody issues. If there is a dispute, we can provide Mediation Services that avoid lengthy and expensive time in court.

Our partners have experience as litigators and negotiators and offer skilled counseling throughout the process. We help you understand the personal and financial considerations as you consider your options.

Our Family Law services include (but are not limited to):

  • Divorce
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Parental rights
  • Grandparent rights
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Property division
  • Debt settlement
Business Services

Owning a business (and even a small one) is a huge responsibility. You have to work hard to generate revenue, watch your expenses, deliver a great product or service and make a profit at the end of the day.

It makes good business sense to have an attorney who knows how to run and protect a company and help you with contract terms and conditions.

Schafstall & Admire provides guidance and direction on the important legal steps to incorporating your business. We can explain and help answer questions such as:

  • Should I form a Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership?
  • What are the differences between and best uses of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships?
  • How do I register my business and receive a Federal Employee Identification Number?

Our attorneys provide a high level of expertise to guide you through the correct process according to Indiana and federal laws.

Our Business Services include (but are not limited to):

  • Incorporation
  • Contracts
Estate Administration

To make certain your financial legacy meets your wishes, you need proper legal planning. 

Leaving behind financial security for your family and/or causes can be complicated, depending on your resources and desires.

Schafstall & Admire helps clients minimize probate and filing costs and simplify the legacy planning process for their families. We share your goal of helping your heirs receive the maximum possible inheritance.

Our Estate Administration services include (but are not limited to):

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate planning
  • Business planning
  • Advance directives
Real Estate Transactions

Whether simple or complex, contracts should protect your interest when you are buying or selling property. Terms of a real estate deal go much further than location and price.

We review proposals and offer counsel on terms that safeguard you against future problems or misinterpretations. Indiana law is specific on the real estate transaction process and the different types involved.

Schafstall & Admire makes certain every step is followed according to the law and that you fully understand the terms before signing a contract.

Our Real Estate Transaction services include (but are not limited to):

  • Purchase agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Easements
  • Deeds
  • Appraisals
  • Auctions
  • Eminent domain
  • Property disputes

We have been serving as counsel for local government in Johnson County and the area for many years. 

Our knowledge and expertise include:

  • State and local laws
  • Legislative directives and procedures
  • Ordinance development
  • Real estate transactions
  • Eminent Domain proceedings
  • Economic development

Our clients have included:

  • Franklin City Council
  • Franklin Board of Works
  • Franklin Development Corporation
  • Franklin Fire Merit Commission
  • Franklin Police Merit Commission
  • Franklin Redevelopment Commission
  • Franklin Economic Development Commission

Achieving a Settlement

While a court’s decision might be necessary sometimes, there is an alternative solution that resolves issues more quickly and is affordable. We provide Mediation services that bring everyone together for a better outcome.

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