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Understanding the Innocent Spouse Rule in Indiana

Understanding the Innocent Spouse Rule in Indiana

Imagine the surprise of learning your spouse has improperly reported items on your joint tax return and that the IRS is looking at you to pay back taxes, interest, and penalties. It hardly seems fair, especially if you had no idea. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides a way […]

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The Nuts and Bolts of Indiana Real Estate Contracts

The Nuts and Bolts of Indiana Real Estate Contracts

Buying or selling real estate is a significant undertaking that usually involves a substantial financial investment. Indiana statutes and case law provide a structure for these transactions, but the information can’t be found in a single place. An Indiana real estate lawyer is the ideal partner to help buyers, sellers, […]

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How an Indiana Residential Real Estate Lawyer Protects You

How an Indiana Residential Real Estate Lawyer Protects You

Some real estate transactions may seem so simple that you might think having legal counsel is unnecessary. But real estate transactions involve more than the sale price. Searching title and identifying environmental, zoning, and insurance issues are also necessary to protect your interests. It may be tempting not to hire […]

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What Can an Indiana Real Estate Attorney Do for Me?

What Can an Indiana Real Estate Attorney Do for Me?

You may have attended a residential real estate closing and wondered about all the documents you had to review and sign. You may be contemplating opening a business and are overwhelmed by the 30-page commercial lease document for the shopping center slot you have picked out. You may be a […]

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Liquidated Damages in Construction Contracts: The Breakdown

Liquidated Damages in Construction Contracts: The Breakdown

Construction contract clauses present unique challenges to Indiana property owners, contractors, architects, builders, vendors, engineers, subcontractors, and construction law attorneys alike. Parties to a construction contract must understand the nuances of both contract and construction laws in Indiana, all while trying to anticipate anything and everything that could potentially go […]

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Filing or Responding to a Construction Defect Claim in Indiana

Filing or Responding to a Construction Defect Claim in Indiana

Construction law in Indiana provides protections for both contractors and property owners when disputes arise. The best protection for all involved parties is a written contract that establishes expectations and steps for resolving disputes. However, when disputes can’t be resolved without further action, an experienced Indiana construction attorney can provide […]

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Negotiating Construction Contracts to Avoid Disputes

Negotiating Construction Contracts to Avoid Disputes

According to the 2019 Global Construction Disputes Report, the average construction dispute in North America in 2018 cost $16.3 million and took 15.2 months to resolve. Preventing this loss of time and money should be important to all parties involved in a construction project. Negotiating construction contracts well, and with […]

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Indiana Home Improvement Law: Construction Defect Claims

Indiana Home Improvement Law: Construction Defect Claims

Construction defect claims can arise for a variety of reasons throughout the home building or home improvement process—from design to maintenance. Multiple statutes govern Indiana home improvement law. These laws establish terminology, set forth claims requirements and processes and detail appropriate penalties for improper actions or negligence. Experienced construction lawyers […]

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