“Child Support” for Your Child’s College Education: What You Need to Know

In the realm of child support, which most divorcing, divorced, or unmarried parents think of in terms of minor children, there exists a concept commonly referred to as “educational child support” for post-secondary (undergraduate) education. This is the financial assistance parents may be court-ordered to pay to provide support for the higher (post-secondary) educational needs […]

What You Need to Know About Moving Your Child Custody Case Out of Indiana

In accordance with Article 21 Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, if a custody determination was made by an Indiana Court, then Indiana has continuing jurisdiction over the child custody matter. If you have a child custody matter that has been determined by an Indiana Court and you no longer live in Indiana, there are necessary […]

How a Skilled Attorney Can Protect Your Interests in Divorce

Many couples today are opting to divorce without attorneys using do it yourself divorce packets sold on various websites or forms provided by their county clerk’s office or the State of Indiana. However, even if you and your spouse have reached a full agreement, divorcing without an attorney may not be in your best interest. […]

Research and Brief Writing: Building a Convincing Case

Crafting a strong appellate strategy in Indianapolis depends on many factors, two of which are research and brief writing. Research is imperative to finding the correct law and how it should be applied to the facts and circumstances of each case. Writing a convincing brief requires the ability to explain to the appellate court why […]

What You Need to Know About Custody Modification

If you have a current custody arrangement through a divorce or paternity proceeding, then you are not new to the litigation process. Custody arrangements can be modified throughout the course of the child’s adolescent years to better fit the circumstances of the parents and the child. Further, as there are constant changes in people’s lives, […]

How a Skilled Attorney Can Protect Your Interests

Many couples today are opting to divorce without attorneys using do it yourself divorce packets sold on various websites or forms provided by their county clerk’s office or the State of Indiana. However, even if you and your spouse have reached a full agreement, divorcing without an attorney may not be in your best interest. […]

Steps to Request a Custody Modification in Indiana

Many times after an original custody determination has been made, one or both parents may wish to request a modification of the custody order. Children growing older and changing circumstances can make an old custody order unworkable and no longer in the child’s best interests. This blog discusses the steps to request a custody modification.  […]

Co-Parenting Plans and Post-Divorce Legalities

For parents, life after divorce legal considerations can be many and not very far between. Most post-divorce disagreements arise over co-parenting plans that fail to work in reality as expected when reviewing them on paper, or no longer work due to changed family circumstances. This blog explores co-parenting plans and post-divorce legalities and how you […]

Benefits of Choosing Mediation Over Litigation

For many divorcing couples, there are a number of benefits of choosing mediation over litigation. Mediation is an informal process where the parties use a neutral third party, a mediator, to help them resolve their issues and reach an agreement, if not on all, but some of the matters involved. Mediation is non-adversarial, allowing the […]

What to Expect When Divorcing a Narcissist in Indianapolis

Narcissism is a personality disorder affecting less than 1% of the general population. Divorcing a spouse with narcissistic personality disorder, particularly when there are minor children involved, can be quite a bit more challenging than most other divorce or custody cases. However, because the personality traits of a narcissist are predictable, so too is their […]