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Indiana Bankruptcies: Which Chapter is Right for Me?

As an Indiana bankruptcy lawyer, one question we are frequently asked is: Which chapter of bankruptcy should I file under? The answer is by no means intuitive, and there are several questions that must be answered before we can successfully advise our clients. In this article, the Indiana bankruptcy attorney, Chris Arrington, will discuss the...

Is Mediation Right for My Divorce in Indiana?

There are several ways to dissolve a marriage in Indiana. Going to battle in court is only one of them. Today, alternative dispute resolution measures such as mediation or collaborative divorce are two ways to dissolve a marriage that do not involve the expense and headaches of litigating in court. The Avon divorce attorneys at...

A Brief History of Bankruptcy in the United States

The very first bankruptcy laws were passed by Henry VIII in 1542. At that time, bankrupt individuals were considered criminals and, therefore, subject to punishment under the law. The bankrupt party may be sentenced to debtors’ prison or face other punishments.  In the U.S., the first bankruptcy laws were passed in 1800 as a response...

Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Indiana?

If you are pulled over, and a police officer suspects you of operating your vehicle under the influence of alcohol, that officer can request that you take a breathalyzer test to confirm their suspicions. The officer must first establish probable cause to require you to take a breathalyzer test. This is accomplished based on a...

When Should I File for Bankruptcy?

The decision to file for bankruptcy is a difficult one. Many want to ensure that they have exhausted all other options before filing. In these cases, you may be so bogged down with debt that you cannot reasonably afford to ever pay it back. However, you will want to consider several factors before you file....

Mistakes to Avoid in Your Danville Divorce

Divorce is a trying time for the best of us, and it is easy to get bogged down in the emotional side of the divorce. Therefore, spouses often make mistakes, fall behind the 8-ball, and find themselves ill-prepared when it comes time to make decisions. In this article, the Dansille, IN, divorce lawyer, Chris Arrington, will...

Indiana’s Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Exemptions

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the trustee takes over your estate and looks for valuable property that could be liquidated to repay creditors. However, Indiana allows debtors to protect some of their property by exempting it from the bankruptcy estate. In these cases, the property cannot be liquidated to repay creditors. In this article, the Dansville,...

What is the Role of the Bankruptcy Trustee in Chapter 7?

If you file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the court will appoint a bankruptcy trustee to your case. What is the role of the bankruptcy trustee? How do they oversee your estate? These are all common questions for those who are pursuing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Indiana. In this article, the Chapter 7 bankruptcy...

Can You Keep Your Car in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy affords debtors the right to discharge unsecured debt such as credit cards or medical bills. To recoup the debts, the bankruptcy trustee might liquidate certain assets to help repay creditors. In most cases, however, the trustee does not find valuable assets to liquidate because the debtor simply does not have any.  When...

Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines Section V: Parenting Coordinators

Section V of the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines addresses what happens when parents cannot reach a consensus on the best interests of their children and are locked in a dispute from which they cannot agree. In that case, the court may choose to appoint a parenting coordinator who acts as a mediator and helps to...