The attorneys of Martin & Martin have over 50 years of combined experience representing individuals in family law matters. Whether you are getting a divorce, seeking to establish paternity of a child, or facing child custody and/or support issues, our attorneys will provide you with compassionate and competent legal representation. We will work to achieve the optimum results for you through settlement negotiations, mediation, and, if necessary, trial.

Areas of Representation:
  • Adoptions
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • CHINS (Child in Need of Services)
  • Divorce & Legal Separations
  • Establishment of Paternity
  • Grandparent’s Visitation
  • Parenting Time & Visitation Matters
  • Preparation of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Protective Orders
The attorneys of Martin & Martin provide aggressive and effective representation to clients in all types of criminal cases, including defense of murder, felony and misdemeanor charges, infractions and speeding tickets. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients in cases involving driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI) and boating while intoxicated (BWI).

As a former prosecuting attorney for Warrick County, Charles Martin brings valuable insight into the methods and tactics used by the State in prosecuting criminal cases. In 2006, C. Richard Martin became certified to represent clients in death penalty and life without parole (LWOP) cases.

Our attorneys represent clients in criminal matters in all courts in Warrick County, as well as in surrounding counties, including Vanderburgh County, Posey County, Gibson County, Spencer County, Perry County, Dubois County, Knox County, Pike County, Daviess County, and Martin County.
Martin & Martin's patent practice has the depth of skill and breadth of experience to respond to business needs and address technological matters in any dispute or transaction involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition issues, known collectively as Intellectual Property. With 20 years of experience in the area of Intellectual Property, C. Richard “Rick” Martin can assist you or your company in acquiring and protecting your valuable ideas, products, trademarks, and other intellectual property. As a former patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Rick has a unique understanding of the patent prosecution process from an inside perspective.

Patents
A strong patent portfolio can be a tremendous asset to your business. Not only do patents prevent others from using your patented invention, they may also provide income opportunities through licensing and infringement actions. We can assist your business in setting up and implementing a patent program to grow and strengthen your patent portfolio. Our representation includes advising the business on legal issues concerning patents and other forms of intellectual property and prosecuting patent applications before the Patent and Trademark Office. Once your business begins developing a portfolio of patents, we can further assist you in enforcement of your patent rights and/or licensing of those rights to others. We can also advise you regarding your competitors’ patents and how to avoid infringement.

Trademarks
What’s in a name? More than you might think. Business names, logos, designs can all be used to identify and distinguish your business. We assist clients in selecting and registering trademarks to protect their valuable business identity. Our attorneys are also experienced in enforcing trademark rights and defending those accused of infringement.

Copyrights
A copyright gives the author of an original work exclusive right for a certain time period in relation to that work. The rights granted by a copyright include its publication, distribution and adaptation. Some works that can be protected by copyright include books, art, industrial designs, and software. We have experience in registering and enforcing the rights of copyright owners.
Whether you are a small business or an individual, the attorneys at Martin & Martin can provide you with aggressive and effective representation in court if you find yourself involved in a civil dispute. We represent individuals in civil litigation matters including personal injury, worker’s compensation, defective construction and medical malpractice. Our business litigation practice focuses primarily upon issues such as contract disputes, employment issues, collections, and related matters. Our attorneys also have experience in representing clients in litigation involving construction law issues.
Whether you are a young couple looking to ensure that your wishes are honored and your children are protected in the event of a tragedy, or need an experienced attorney to guide you through the probate process after the loss of a loved one, the attorneys at Martin & Martin can provide the services you require.

Our approach to estate planning involves a careful review of your present status and plans for the future. We take the time to meet with our clients individually to assess their needs and custom design an estate plan to address those needs. Our most common estate plan type is the basic estate plan package, which includes a last will and testament, a living will or a life prolonging procedures declaration, a durable power of attorney, and an appointment of healthcare representative. In addition, with an eye on minimizing the consequences of death taxes, we can design trusts and charitable giving plans to meet your specific situation.

Our attorneys are also experienced in the complex area of administering the probate of your deceased loved one’s estate in court. We provide legal guidance to the executor of the decedent’s estate in opening of the estate, qualifying the personal representative, preparing and filing the inventory, paying claims, collecting assets, preparing and filing non-extraordinary petitions, preparing and filing the Inheritance Tax Schedule, obtaining the court order thereon and paying the taxes, preparing and filing the Final Report, obtaining orders approving same, distributing assets, obtaining discharge of the personal representative, and preparing and serving all notices on interested parties and readily ascertainable creditors throughout the proceedings.
Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), aims to assist two (or more) litigants in reaching an agreement. The parties themselves determine the conditions of any settlements reached— rather than accepting something imposed by the Court. Many courts now require parties to submit their disputes to mediation before proceeding to trial in civil and domestic relations matters.

Charles Martin is certified by the State of Indiana to act as a mediator in both civil and domestic relations/family law matters. Charles utilizes his skills as an impartial mediator to open and/or improve
dialogue between litigants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement.
The attorneys of Martin & Martin are experienced in the difficult task of helping clients start small businesses. We can assist your new or existing business in selecting the best legal entity to meet your needs, whether it be a C corporation, S corporation, LLP, or LLC, and in getting your business incorporated. Our attorneys can also provide the legal services your ongoing business may require, including contract drafting, review and negotiation. We also assist clients in the sale and purchase of businesses.