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Michael C. Handlon was born on July 15, 1952, in Harvey, Illinois. He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. In May of 1979, he graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law, and became licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana in October of 1979. Michael is currently admitted to practice in all Indiana courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of the State of Indiana, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a former Assistant Portage City Attorney, and maintains memberships in the Family Law sections of the Porter County and Indiana State Bar Associations.  

 Prior to establishing the firm of Handlon & Handlon in 1986 with his brother Steven, Michael was employed as an attorney by the Portage law firm of Rice, Rice, Handlon & Anderson.

 In his years as an attorney, Michael has handled hundreds of family law cases, from simple to complex, gaining a broad range of experience within the family law field. Divorce and post-decree divorce cases comprise a substantial portion of Michaelís family law practice, but he also handles legal separation, paternity, juvenile delinquency, and adoption cases. Much of his divorce work over the years has involved child custody issues or significant property division disputes. Because he has elected to restrict his family law practice to Porter County cases only, Michael regularly appears before the Porter County judges who preside over family law cases.         

 In addition to family law, Michael has substantial experience in real estate transactions, zoning issues, and traffic law.

 If you have a legal matter that you would like to discuss, Michael will consult with you over the phone before scheduling your initial appointment. During this telephonic consultation Michael will obtain general background information, will discuss the legal issues involved in your case, and will give you information concerning his fees and amount of the retainer required for him to represent you. There is no charge for this initial telephonic consultation, regardless of whether you thereafter employ Handlon & Handlon.


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