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The Special Rules for Inheritances in Bankruptcy Cases

Rarely does a person first turn to thoughts of bankruptcy when financial trouble starts. More commonly, a person will take a number of steps to get the situation under control, but regaining financial stability is not always possible. Sometimes contributing factors compound an already low income and generate higher expenses, such as a job loss...

What to Know About Divorce Mediation

When couples decide to divorce, it is often hard for them to envision settling all their differences in an amicable fashion. Divorce is commonly associated with contentious litigation based on the assumption that parties are completely unable to communicate. While divorce is a difficult process, the parties do have a choice over how they approach...

When is Supervised Parenting Time Appropriate?

When parents decide to divorce or separate, most expect that each will have some amount of regular physical custody of the child. Though they may differ on the specific amount of time and dates of such shared custody, there is usually little question that both parents will have a consistent presence in the child’s life....

Getting Spousal Support in a Divorce

The financial fallout of a divorce is a painful reality that most couples must face. Even in households where both spouses work, which is a necessity for many families, shifting from two incomes down to one usually requires immediate adjustments to avoid financial collapse. For spouses who do not work or who earn meager incomes,...

Knowing Whether to File for Bankruptcy While Your Divorce is Pending

Unsurprisingly, financial difficulties are one of the leading causes of divorce in this country. Money concerns can drive spouses to take out their frustrations and anxiety on each other, which can lead to emotional rifts over time. Even if finances are not the driving force behind a divorce, the loss of one person’s income could...

What is the Purpose of a Bankruptcy Trustee?

Overwhelming debt can come from many sources such as major illness, job loss, or emergency home repairs, to name just a few. What all of these situations have in common is the reality that these expenses can quickly leave a person with more bills than he or she can ever hope to pay. Financial difficulties...

Challenging a Claim of Paternity

Most parents do not give a lot of thought to the legalities imposed by the State that regulate when men are considered a child’s legal father, referred to as paternity. Women gain parental rights simply by giving birth, since this act automatically establishes the child is biologically related to the mother, except in cases of...

When is a Court Likely to Modify a Child Support Payment?

Part of being a parent is the obligation to financially support a child until he or she reaches the age of 18. If parents divorce or separate, this financial obligation is legally memorialized as a child support order. The custodial parent relies on the consistent payment of support to supplement the lost income caused by...

Protecting Your Home in Bankruptcy

Home ownership is an achievement that is important in American culture, and signifies that the purchaser is hardworking and financially stable. Unfortunately, financial situations can change in an instant if someone loses a job, gets into a serious accident, or must care for an ailing family member. When money becomes an issue, and unpaid bills...

Indiana Considering Changes to Laws for Heroin Offenses

Drug-related criminal charges are no small matter, and should be taken very seriously. Even minor charges, such as for possession, can affect future job opportunities, housing options, and qualifying for certain professional licenses. Thus, to limit or eliminate the potential consequences, a criminal defense attorney should be consulted as soon as possible any time criminal...

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