Tax Implications of Divorce in Indiana: An Overview

The tax implications of divorce in Indiana can be anywhere from non-existent to quite expensive, depending on your families circumstances both before and after the divorce. Income and property taxes are the two main taxes paid by the majority of taxpayers and are dependent upon the situation of the taxpayer. As that situation changes, so […]

The Role of the Child’s Preferences in Indiana Custody Cases

A child who is the subject of a custody dispute oftentimes has an opinion about which parent with whom he or she wishes to live. Parties may be unsure what, if anything, they should do if the child asks to live with a specific parent or voices a preference for living with one parent over […]

Filing for Divorce in Indiana: Common Mistakes to Avoid

When filing for divorce in Indiana, there are some common mistakes that a party may want to avoid in order to prevent future complications. These missteps can be easily averted with a little information and some advance planning. This blog discusses typical errors and oversights parties might make when filing for divorce in Indiana and […]

Step-Parents and Child Custody Rights in Indiana

Not that long ago step-parents had no custody or parenting time rights when divorcing the child’s biological parent. Even step-parents who cared for, supported, and helped raise the child for many years. The law is changing and granting step-parents more rights; however it has not quite caught up with the realities of the step-parent/step-child attachment […]

Why Winning an Appeal is Challenging in Indiana and How to Overcome It

Appealing a custody decision in Indiana can be a challenge. Appeals, in general, can present a number of challenges, particularly in family law and criminal cases. The standard of proof set by the appellate court when reviewing issues on appeal is a difficult one to meet. This blog explores why winning on appeal in Indiana […]

Child Support Guidelines in Indiana: What You Need to Know

The large majority of child support orders in Indiana are based on a mathematical equation using numbers that may have more than one definition or way to calculate. The child support guidelines provide clarity and guidance for determining the correct figures and when certain expenses and credits may be used. This blog explores the child […]

What Is the Statutory Presumption for Legal Custody in Indiana?

Legal custody grants a parent the right to make major decisions concerning the child’s upbringing, such as religious training, education, and healthcare. When making a legal custody determination, the court must consider all relevant statutes and the factors described in those statutes. This blog explores legal custody determinations and the statutory presumptions for legal custody […]

Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines: What You Need to Know

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Navigating parenting time guidelines can be as easy or as difficult as parents make it. When both parties are able to cooperate in ensuring that the child’s needs are met while each of their changing work and life schedules are accommodated, the task might be effortless. This might not always be possible, however, and divorced […]

Exploring Grandparents’ Rights in Indiana Child Custody Cases

If you are researching grandparents’ right in Indiana, you are in the right place. In this post, we discuss what you need to know about the rights of grandparents, and how to take the next steps you need.  What Are Grandparents’ Rights In Indiana? Indiana law allows grandparents to petition the court for visitation with […]

Understanding the Criteria for Appealability in Indiana Courts

The most common type of appeal is one taken from a final order or decision in a case. In civil cases, a party who does not get the outcome they would have liked can appeal the final judgement or order to the Indiana Court of Appeals. In criminal cases, the defendant can appeal either a […]