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Establishing Paternity in Indiana

Paternity is the process of formally establishing the identity of a child’s father. Sometimes, a mother might want to establish paternity to secure child support for her children. In other cases, a father may want to establish paternity to gain parental rights over the child. In still other cases, a father may want to disestablish paternity if it would...

Woman Charged With Pointing Gun at Another Driver in Road Rage Incident

A Hendricks County, IN, woman is facing felony charges following a road rage incident involving a firearm. While driving home to Roachdale, along U.S. 36 in Hendricks County, Danville police say that the woman got extremely mad and pointed a gun at another driver. The 33-year-old driver has been charged with intimidation and pointing a firearm for a...

What is Bankruptcy Fraud?

Bankruptcy fraud is considered a federal crime. It occurs when a bankruptcy petitioner files a dishonest petition or otherwise tries to defraud the bankruptcy court. Bankruptcies are complicated legal matters, and it is, therefore, preferable to have an attorney handle your bankruptcy filing than to file the petition alone. Danville, IN bankruptcy attorney Chris Arrington discusses bankruptcy fraud below (and...

When is Alimony Awarded in an Indiana Divorce?

Indiana courts rarely award alimony during a divorce. There are only a few circumstances under which the court is allowed to force one spouse to pay to support the other. Generally speaking, the spouse requesting alimony must prove that they are incapacitated and cannot work to obtain spousal support from the other spouse. Additionally, a spouse may argue that...

Top Five Reasons Americans File for Bankruptcy

While financial irresponsibility does contribute to a number of bankruptcies, more Americans are finding themselves forced into bankruptcy by unanticipated situations. Last week, we wrote an article concerning how medical debt is a major factor in the majority of bankruptcies filed in the U.S. However, it isn’t the only reason why Americans file for bankruptcy....

Study: 66.5% of Bankruptcies Involve Medical Debt

According to an NIH study, 66.5% of those filing for bankruptcy reported that medical debt played a key factor in their decision to file. This has given rise to the term “medical bankruptcy.” While technically, there is no such thing as a medical bankruptcy, the term is useful for describing the reasons why so many...

Are “No-Fault” Divorces Under Attack in America?

If you go back far enough in time, you’ll find that divorce laws are considerably different than they are today. Today, all states in the U.S. allow for “no-fault” divorces. No-fault divorce does not mean that neither spouse did anything wrong, it means you are allowed to dissolve your marriage based on the fact that...

Southern Indiana Man Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

A southern Indiana man was recently arrested for child molestation and other felony charges. The Indiana State Police said troopers arrested the 32-year-old man from Salem after receiving a tip from a school resource officer in Washington County that an adult male had possibly molested a child. According to the Indiana State Police, the investigation...

Study: Older Men Fare Better After Divorce than Older Women 

Gray divorce—or divorce that occurs after the age of 50—is on the rise not just in the United States but across the world. It appears every developed country is seeing a rise in gray divorce. The factors driving the trend are simple. Populations are growing older than they ever have before. Populations of potential partners...

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