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What are Grounds for Divorce in Indiana?

The reasons leading a couple to divorce can vary widely, but only a few legal grounds exist that a court will recognize as sufficient reasons to dissolve the marriage. While divorce is one of the more routine legal actions filed in this country, and may appear to be a perfunctory step to moving on, an...

The Intersection of Child Support and Parenting Time

Divorced or separated parents who share custody of their children face a path of compromise and cooperation to effectively divide and allocate parental responsibilities. This is no easy task, and each parent will find moments of frustration along the way. If, however, a concerted effort is made to keep relations civil, supportive, and child-focused, shared...

Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Right for You?

Lines of credit available to Americans offer a financial freedom that most people in other parts of the world will never experience. However, with this benefit comes the obligation to repay the money loaned according to the terms of the contract between the lender and recipient. When the amount of outstanding unpaid debt overwhelms a...

Determining Jurisdiction in Child Custody Cases

For most divorced parents, living in different cities or states is not common because each has firm roots in proximity to one another. This means that, by and large, any child custody matters are handled by the local court, as the child and both parents have all relevant connections nearby. However, people are more likely...

Indiana Governor Supports New Hate Crime Legislation

Any act classified as a crime is illegal by its nature, and some include the element of intent to commit a certain act in order to find a person guilty of the offense. However, the motivation behind a criminal act, i.e. what pushed a person to do a specific thing, is not necessarily relevant to...

Can You File Too Many Bankruptcy Petitions?

The vast majority of Americans will experience some type of financial crisis at some point during their lives, and while some will figure out a solution without asking for outside help, others will not be so lucky, and need the relief Chapter 7 bankruptcy provides to overwhelmed debtors. Chapter 7 bankruptcy offers debtors the opportunity...

Special Considerations in Divorce with Closely-Held Businesses

It does not take much to complicate the process of divorce, and couples typically have to make a concerted effort if they want to avoid a drawn-out procedure. Property division can be particularly tricky to settle, especially if one spouse was the overwhelming breadwinner, or accumulated most of the marital assets. Along this spectrum, closely-held...

Indiana Judges Want Input on Child Support Guidelines

Having a child brings a lot of responsibility, from physically caring for the child to teaching him or her how to become a productive member of society. In addition to these childrearing duties, parents also have the obligation to financially support their children to adulthood. This obligation is inherent but unspoken when children are born...

The Different Stages of Divorce

Divorce is one of those issues that often brings people into the legal system for the first time, but it is also a time when the individuals involved are most vulnerable. Divorce is rough, and the complexities of the legal system tend to make things even more convoluted for couples seeking to end their marriage....

When Former Spouses Ignore Court Orders

Divorce brings about a lot of change for families, and spouses often struggle to find equilibrium in the wake of this decision. One of biggest changes wrought by this experience is the private or court-ordered settlement agreement both parties are legally obligated to follow. Ideally, a couple crafts their own agreement, an approach that tends...

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