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Landlord Duties in Indiana

The relationship between a landlord and the tenants is a balancing act between the rights and duties of the other. Generally, landlords in Indiana have several duties regarding the leased property, the rights of tenants, and compliance regulations, as well as, any other common law duties. First a landlord must […]

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Circuit Court split over Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

The rise in cost for higher education has resulted in more than one trillion dollars of student loan debt in this country and continues to grow; it is only second to the mortgage debt. Kevin J. Smith, Defining the Brunner Test’s Three Parts: Time to Set a National Standard for […]

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Exceptions to Discharge in Bankruptcy

One of the benefits of the Bankruptcy Code is that debtors are able to discharge certain debts, and have a fresh start.  A discharged debt means that the debtor is no longer liable for that particular debt.  When a debtor files for bankruptcy under Chapter 7, 11, and 13, certain […]

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Social Media and The Law

In today’s modern era almost everyone has some form of a social media account, whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.  While this form of technology has grown, so too has the law that encompasses it.  Many social media users may be surprised of how their accounts can be legally used […]

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Family Law – Insurance Credits and Child Support

Generally, the regulations regarding child support in Indiana derive from Indiana Code Title 31 – Family Law and Juvenile Law, Article 16 – Family Law: Support of Children and Other Dependents, as well as the Indiana Rules of Court: Child Support Rules and Guidelines. When calculating how much a parent […]

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The Average Wait Time On Social Security Claims

Social Security was implemented under President Roosevelt in 1935.  Millions of Americans pay into the social security system each year, which provides benefits to retirees, disabled persons, and the families of disabled, retired or deceased workers.  In fact in 2013, over 158 million Americans paid into the system, and 57 […]

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