Family Law

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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Notice of Intent to Relocation Pt. 2

In a previous blog post, Julie Camden of Camden & Meridew, P.C. outlined the initial steps and requirements to move to a new residence when subject to an Indiana custody order, parenting time order, or grandparent visitation order. But what happens when the one side objects to the notice of […]

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Indiana Law and Cohabitation

What happens in the case where an unmarried couple that lives together ultimately breaks up where one party pays the majority of expenses?  Can the party paying those expenses recover from their former partner?  Indiana does not recognize common law marriage between parties who live together; however, Indiana does recognize […]

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Camden & Meridew, P.C. Wins Family Law Appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a Trial Court decision to award Father sole legal and primary physical custody of a Child.  The complete appellate decision is available here. The lawyers at Camden & Meridew, P.C. are experienced in the areas of tax law, family law, litigation, consumer law, criminal law, and […]

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