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Divorce and College Costs in Indiana

Having children is expensive; they need many things from the moment they are born and throughout a good portion of their lives. Parents who are wanting their children to go to college will have to face the mounting costs of higher education. As parents plan for the future, the cost of college and the various...

What to do When Your Child Refuses Visitation

  Depending on the relationship between parents, determining visitation can be either a smooth process or a highly difficult one. The best scenario is when parents are able to work out their arrangements together and obtain a judge’s approval. However, in highly contentious situations, this is not likely to happen, and then a judge will...

The 37 States Where Social Security is Not Taxed

Social Security is an important staple for many older Americans making up a significant portion of their income. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), two in five married couples report needing the benefits from Social Security to help them with 90% of their income during retirement. This is a considerable amount of money that...

Mother Charged With Abandoning Adopted Child in Lafayette

According to Crime Watch 8 Indianapolis, a woman in Lafayette, Indiana was charged with abandoning her adopted child. The report indicates that Kristine and Michael Barnett allegedly left their daughter in an apartment on North 11th Street before they relocated to Canada. Both Kristine and Michael are facing charges which include two counts of neglect...

Free College Tuition in Indiana

The state of Indiana kicks off National College Application Week sponsored by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education by waiving the application fees for 15 state colleges and universities. From September 23 through September 27, the free application timeframe will last for one entire week. This is the first time that Indiana is celebrating the...

Child Injuries From Daycare Neglect in Indiana

It is not uncommon for children in daycare settings to suffer harm or injuries as a result of the center’s neglect. When a child suffers injuries in a daycare setting, the employees, the manager, as well as the entirety of the facility can be held liable for those damages. It is the responsibility of the...

What to do if You Receive a Notice of Sheriff Sale in Indiana 

A Notice of Sheriff Sale is scary and overwhelming. It most likely will not come as a shock to you that the notice finally came. You surely know if you have not been paying your mortgage for some time so the greater likelihood is that you were actually expecting it. Nonetheless, it still may be...

Indiana-Based Company Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection was recently filed by an Indiana-based payroll processing business, Interlogic Outsourcing Inc., by interim president Daniel Wikel. The bankruptcy is an attempt to obtain much-needed financial assistance to continue operations during the search for a buyer. The filing was done on Saturday, August 10, in federal bankruptcy court in South Bend. ...

Indiana’s Child Welfare System Still Battling Failure 

Giles Bruce looked into the issues that are causing Indiana’s state-wide child welfare system to routinely fail. The main issue with the child welfare system in the state is the constant tearing apart of families based on poverty instead of neglect. As a result, Indiana has one of the highest family separation rates in the...

Indiana Teen Mom Star Charged With Domestic Violence, Faces Losing Custody of Son

Amber Portwood, one of Indiana’s own reality celebrities made famous on the Teen Mom franchise on MTV, has certainly been no stranger to highly publicized domestic disputes. Recently, she was arrested on domestic violence charges against the father of her 1-year-old son James. One count of domestic battery, one felony count of criminal recklessness with...