Family Law

Calculating Indiana Child Support

Calculating Indiana Child Support

When a family has been divided by divorce, there are sometimes harsh feelings between the former spouses. When children are involved, those feelings may impact how parents feel about child support. Writing a check to the other parent may feel like paying that parent rather than supporting a child, and […]

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Divorce in Indiana: Valentine’s Day Harmony or Heartache

Divorce in Indiana: Valentine’s Day Harmony or Heartache

The movies, songs, greeting cards, and advertisements this time of year promote marital and relationship harmony, but as a new year has begun and Valentine’s Day approaches, many relationships deteriorate and the divorce rate can rise. Divorce in Indiana is no exception. Are you pondering a change? Divorce is typically […]

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How to Adopt Your Stepchild in Indiana

How to Adopt Your Stepchild in Indiana

Indiana ranks 14th in the nation in the percentage of people who have remarried, with 28.3 percent of the population having been married more than once. Often, when a person remarries, stepchildren come into the picture. If you find yourself in this scenario, you might be wondering how to adopt […]

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Were My Parental Rights Wrongfully Terminated?

Broadly speaking, a relationship is simply the way two individual people associate with one another. Relationships come in all types and form between all kinds of people. They can be professional, friendly, romantic, or just between family members. The parent-child relationship stands out as one of the most widespread and […]

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A Recent Case on Establishing and Disestablishing Paternity

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that a trial court erred by dismissing a mother’s petition to establish paternity in the “biological father” of her 5-year-old child despite the “legal father” having had established paternity by executing a paternity affidavit. At issue in the case was the applicable interpretation […]

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Power of Attorney or Guardianship?

There has been much confusion over the legal meaning and process of a Power of Attorney and Guardianship – even among professionals who deal in areas such as finances, who need to understand the distinctions. The demographics of our neighborhoods are changing as the population is aging, which makes this […]

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Indiana Court of Appeals Rules on Post-Dissolution Domestic Relations Decree Concerning Ownership of “529 Accounts”

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in a post-dissolution divorce case concerning the trial court’s post-dissolution decree that the husband’s pre-petition “529 accounts,” which are tax-advantaged college savings accounts authorized by 26 U.S.C. § 529, be combined with the wife’s separate “529 accounts” into a single, jointly […]

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