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Enforcing Out-of-State Child Support

What happens when a parent moves out-of-state and he/she is required to pay child support? What happens if you owe child support and the custodial parent moves out of state? Regardless of the situation you may find yourself in, child support agreements are enforceable from any state due to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)....

Bankruptcy and Back Taxes

Sometimes people find themselves in tough financial situations. Some people cannot pay their federal taxes and consider bankruptcy as an option. While bankruptcy is an option, there are other options available through the IRS. If filing bankruptcy is the option you choose, the most common is Chapter 13 bankruptcy for individuals. If you file a...

What is Spousal Maintenance?

The law in Indiana presumes both spouses will work to support themselves once a marriage dissolves. However, the law carves out an exception for spouses who cannot work. Spousal maintenance is commonly referred to as alimony. It can be awarded in certain circumstances and is determined on a case-by-case basis. Indefinite Maintenance There are two...

Ending Child Support

Do you have a child support obligation or are you receiving child support?  Are you wondering when child support ends?  The common belief is that child support ends when the child turns age 18, however each state has differing laws regarding the termination of child support. Child support orders are legal obligations to provide financial...

Tuition: New Bankruptcy Concept

In the past college tuition was a non-issue in bankruptcy cases because financially it did not amount to much.  However, in recent years, college tuition, especially at private universities, can cost up to $50,000 a year.  On average, the annual college tuition is over $30,000.  Bankruptcy trustees therefore have begun focusing on tuition paid by...

Name Change and Divorce

While many people change their names when getting married it is understandable that many would change their names back after a divorce.  To be sure, many women may decide to change their names back to their maiden name after a divorce.  The process of name changing varies by jurisdiction, however most states make the process...

Understanding Indiana Child Support

All children have the right to be supported by both parents.  Child support is money that a non-custodial parent pays to a custodial parent to assist in raising the child until the child becomes an adult or is emancipated.  In Indiana, the amount of child support owed is calculated based on the Child Support Rules...

Understanding License Suspension

There are several reasons that a defendant’s license can be suspended.  The length of the suspension, the requirements for reinstatement, and the possible fines for each type of suspension can widely vary. Your license can become suspended simply for failure to appear in court or failure to pay a fine on a traffic citation.  It...

Death of Debtor in Bankruptcy

What happens when the debtor dies in bankruptcy?  Does the case get dismissed entirely?  Can creditors go after the debtor’s estate? Bankruptcy Rule 1016 states that after the death of a chapter 13 debtor, the case may be dismissed if further administration of the case is not possible.  While Rule 1016 address the death of...

Mediation in Divorce

Divorce does not necessarily does not have to include extensive court filings and appearances.  Mediation is available to couples that decide to divorce and it is the most common dispute resolution option. Mediation allows divorcing spouses to reach a fair settlement with the assistance of a mediator.  The mediator is a disinterested neutral third party....