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Robbin Trowbridge Benko

Robbin Trowbridge Benko

I not only work for you but with you through every stage of the process!
  • Family Law
  • Indiana
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A

I’ve been living in Chesterton for 38 years. I was a coach with the Duneland Soccer Club as well as the past registrar. I also coached Purdue North Central Women’s soccer. I’m very active in my community. I volunteer for several organizations such as the American Legion, where I’m the past Auxiliary President.

I’m a fighter against in justices. So much so that I’ve written new laws, lobbied for those laws and was able to seem them successfully passed into law!!

My approach in Family Law is caring, compassion, and careful listening. You know your story better than anyone else and I will take the time to listen to you. If you’re seeking advice from an attorney, then you are troubled. I will help you understand what legal and non-leagal steps you can take. Together, you and I will find a solution and I will fight for your rights to that solution.

Many times it’s a good idea to meet the whole family. This means children as well. And who wants to bring their children to a lawyers office and try to keep them entertained? No one! That’s why I will come to you. Sit with you in your environment where your children are most comfortable. Especially if there is sensitive information that needs to be shared, the children can be asked to play in their rooms or outside. Helping you, the parent, speak more freely.

Lastly, I’ve been where you are at. There isn’t much I haven’t had to go through in life, including the murder of my eldest son. It’s easy for me to be compassionate and caring. As a parent and grandparent, I understand the day to day struggles. I know that many times it’s the little things added up that need to be addressed.

I’m also occasionally available on the weekend. I am definitely available after “normal” hours. You shouldn’t have to take time off from work to meet with a lawyer.

So you see, I’m not a traditional lawyer, I truly care about what’s going on in your life.

Practice Area
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • Free Consultation
    I will take the time to listen to what you have to say and explain the legal process while laying out a plan of action to protect your rights!
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Under strict guidelines, I’m willing to consider taking payments for the retainer fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 30285-64
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Professional Experience
Author and lobbyist for reform statutes involving violent offenders who claim to be legally insane.
Nevada Law Legislators
My oldest son was jumped and stabbed to death while vacationing in Las Vegas Nevada. The person who murdered him had spent the previous 2 weeks on a “drug bender” ingesting heroine, cocaine, meth, and a number of other hard core drugs. His defense was that he was mentally insane because he was under the inducement of these drugs. Unfortunately, Nevada’s laws were very outdated. Because of his bizarre behavior in jail while coming down from his drug induced stupor the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity. After 6 months of detox and proper medication he was deemed to no longer be insane and was going to be released after 6 months of imprisonment. I would not sit back and allow this to happen. I spent 4 years writing new laws and creating programs for violent offenders. I was able to keep him locked up for 14 years. Nothing compared to taking a life but much better than 6 months. The new laws are called John’s Law. Named after my son, John Edward Trowbridge.
Prosecuting Attorneys Office
Judge Julia Jent
Valparaiso Legal Clinic
Licensed GAL
Guardian Ad Litum
Purdue University - Purdue University North Central
B.A. | Psychology and Sociology
Honors: Winner of the Hyde Park Forum
Activities: Soccer coach
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Indiana  # 30285-64
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Articles & Publications
John’s Law
Nevada State Legislators
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. We have full custody of my step daughter. Bio mom lost all rights. We placed a restraining order (pending court) against
A: Hi ~ I'm a bit confused and need some answers from you so that I can properly address your concern.

What were the grounds Bio mom stated for needing a protective order? What parenting time, if any, does bio mom have? I don't understand how a protective order can be against dad since he has full custody. Is there a court date for a hearing on bio mom's petition?

as to whether your husband will be provided with an attorney.... I believe he has to prove that he is indigent, thus unable to obtain legal counsel, to have the court provide him with one.

I'm not sure what county you are in,
Q. Two minors want to move from MS to Indiana by their selves to live. What is law in reference to minors living alone?
A: No. Even if you're a parent, if you are under 18 your parents still have the right to custody of you and the responsibility to support you, until you turn 18 or become legally emancipated.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Robbin Benko
1079N 100E
Chesterton, IN 46304
Telephone: (219) 926-2221
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: I am available on Fridays by appointment only. I will make myself available to you after hours or on weekends whenever possible.