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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...

The Role of Plea Bargaining in the Criminal Justice System

Once a defendant is charged with a crime, some people think a long and dramatic trial will follow, much like those portrayed on crime television dramas. A highly reputable criminal defense attorney will go up against a prosecutor, and both will deliver Emmy-worthy court performances, complete with the admissibility of newly discovered evidence that will...

Picking Up the Pieces of Your Life Post-Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a traumatic experience that can leave many people with little hope for their future. Yet once all of the necessary paperwork is filed, victims of bankruptcy can actually breathe a sigh of relief. The initial shock of partaking in the bankruptcy process can be harrowing, mainly due to the constant reminder of...

Celebrity Divorces

In our day and age, divorce has become prevalent – and when celebrities are involved it becomes instant news. It is no surprise that once a person is deemed as a celebrity that they are revered as a public figure, and almost all of their actions become public knowledge. Whether it is from the army...

Underage Drinking and Driving

With summer coming to a close in the Midwest, school-bound children in Indiana are desperately trying to take advantage of their last few weeks of summer vacation. Whether kids are home from college or just enjoying a summer off from high school, barbecues, bonfires and backyard parties will be prevalent in the next few weeks....

Fathers Face Challenges when Seeking Custody

We live in a world where women are gaining equality in wages, jobs and overall success. It’s hard to imagine that there was a time where women didn’t have the right to vote, leave alone hold a job in a male oriented career. Women used to be expected to stay at home and take of...

Spousal Maintenance in Indiana

Before officially filing for divorce, there are a multitude of factors a spouse should consider. Ending a marriage with a person whom you have loved dearly for at least some point in your life is not easy. Even if both of you agree that it is time to part ways and move on with your...

The Importance of Adequate Parenting Time

When a couple makes the decision to divorce, it can result in a tumultuous experience laden with multiple ups and downs. However, when the couple has children it can be even harder on the family. One of the biggest reasons why couples postpone moving forward with a divorce is because they fear it will have...