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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements, commonly referred to as “prenups,” are a common source of drama in the media and sometimes in real life.  The idea of signing a “what-if” agreement before saying “I do” in preparation for the failure of something that is supposedly a forever contract is not generally seen as a positive step.  However, a...

“Walk Away” from Financial Black Holes in Indiana

If your problem is financial insecurity in property, sometimes the best option is to “just walk away.”  If you overextended yourself and can no longer afford the real estate or personal property you own, walking away from it may be the best option for you.  Given the rise in bankruptcy filings across the country, and specifically...

Property Division in Indiana

Everyone knows about property division after a divorce.  Generally, the story is about one of the spouses somehow railroading the other and taking all of their money.  The favorite anecdote includes a vicious, vengeful ex-spouse with the bulldog of a lawyer who somehow manages to convince the court to give that spouse all of the...

Expungement in Indiana

A criminal record can make it hard to get a job, or even to qualify for jobs.  A criminal record can impact your personal life, giving you a negative reputation among friends and acquaintances.  A criminal can affect your academic success and other areas of your life.  Therefore, an expungement could greatly affect your life...

What is Legal Separation in Indiana, and How is it Different from Divorce?

Legal separation does not necessarily lead to divorce. There is an entirely separate legal tool for couples who choose to separate and those that choose to divorce. A divorce legally ends the marriage, while a legal separation instead gives the couple an opportunity to determine whether the marriage can be saved or whether the marriage...

What is in the Best Interest of Your Child in a Custody Battle?

A custody battle is often one of the most stressful and difficult times in a person’s life.  It is a very personal relationship put into a very public eye and decided by someone completely unrelated to the situation.  If you are entering into a custody battle, it is important to know that, although you may...

Reasons to File for Bankruptcy in Indiana

Bankruptcy can be a terrifying and daunting idea.  As an individual with no experience in bankruptcy, it might even seem an impossibly difficult task.  In truth, bankruptcy is a last chance option, and one ought only to consider it in the face of dire financial circumstances.  That said, the process will go much smoother with...

Getting a Divorce in Indiana

Getting a divorce is an extremely difficult time in a person’s life. It creates both economic and emotional hardships on the family, and can affect both extended family and friends. In Indiana, one must follow certain procedures in order to file a divorce properly. The last thing one needs is the legal burden that accompanies...

What is an Annulment, and Who is Eligible to Get One?

When a married couple thinks about separating, filing for divorce, or filing for an annulment, finding a great family law attorney is the first step towards extricating one’s self from a complicated jumble.  The difference between a divorce and an annulment is solely legal.  While it can be a confusing distinction, the grounds for annulment are...

Know Your Rights: Change to Indiana Law Expands Definition of Burglary

The Indiana legislature recently changed its burglary law to broaden the scope of the rule. The law, which became effective on July 1, 2014, states that “a person who breaks and enters the building or structure of another person, with intent to commit a felony or theft in it, commits burglary.” With the addition of the...