• Cairns Law Relocates to Broad Ripple

    Effective July 1, 2016, Cairns & Rabiola has relocated to Broad Ripple. Our new address is 6161 N. College Avenue. Our move gives us more space which is much needed. Specifically, it provides for both Tara and Jaimie to hold mediations in our office. As Jaimie recently completed mediation training and Tara took the training during law school, this move was the perfect opportunity to get more space to be able to complete divorce mediations and other family law mediations.

  • Family Law Attorneys Named to Super Lawyer

    Cairns & Rabiola, LLP, is proud to announce that Indianapolis family law attorney Tara Rabiola has been named as a 2016 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Attorney Jaimie L. Cairns has been selected for the second year in a row as a Rising Star. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

    Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

    The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

    Cairns & Rabiola, LLP, is a boutique family law and divorce firm located in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Cairns Law Represents Client in Successful Adoption Appeal

    The Indiana Court of Appeals issued a decision today in In Re the Adoption of S.Z. In Indiana, both biological parents must consent to an adoption or the potential adoptive parents must show that the consent is not required. To prove the consent is not required, the adoptive parent can show one of three things: (1) that the child was abandoned for 6 months, (2) that the biological parent failed to communicate significantly with the child when able to do so or (3) that the biological parent failed to provide for the care and support of the child when able to do so.

    In this case, the trial court found that the biological mother’s consent was required because she had not abandoned the child, had not failed to communicate with the child, and, while the mother had not provided any support for the child, the adoptive parent had not proven she was able to support the child.

    Cairns & Rabiola had the pleasure of representing the potential adoptive parent in his appeal. The Court of Appeals found that the trial court had made a number of erroneous findings and most importantly that the Court’s ultimate conclusion that biological mother’s consent was requried was erroneous and should be reversed and remanded. The trial court will now address the issue of whether the adoption is in the child’s best interest.