What Do Courts in Indiana Consider When Making Decisions in Paternity Cases?

What Do Courts in Indiana Consider When Making Decisions in Paternity Cases?

In Indiana, physical and legal custody, parenting time, and child support in paternity cases are all decided using the same factors as in divorce cases; and courts rarely differentiate between these mirror statutes. While they may have separate statutes, they, again, mirror each other. This blog describes those factors, as well as what the court […]

Parental Rights: Navigating Relocation After Divorce in Indiana

Parental Rights: Navigating Relocation After Divorce in Indiana

Whether you are the parent wishing to relocate or your child’s other parent wishes to do so, relocation after divorce in Indiana can be complicated. Once a child custody order has been issued, relocation of any party with custody, parenting time, or grandparent visitation rights, or seeking such rights, requires notice to all interested parties […]

The Process of Changing Child Custody in Indiana: What You Should Know

The Process of Changing Child Custody in Indiana: What You Should Know

Obtaining a modification of a child custody order in Indiana can be more difficult than gaining custody in an original order.  Parents attempting to modify custody should know what factors the court will consider in a modification and what evidence might be inadmissible at hearing. This blog discusses the process of changing child custody in […]

Understanding the Role of the Indiana Court of Appeals in Your Case

Understanding the Role of the Indiana Court of Appeals in Your Case

Either party may appeal all or part of a decision in a family law case. Many appellants, or those who initiate an appeal, however, become frustrated with the process, as they do not fully understand the role of the Indiana Court of Appeals in their case. This blog explains the difference between a divorce, or […]

What is an Emergency Custody Hearing?

What is an Emergency Custody Hearing?

In custody cases, an emergency custody hearing is held when a non-custodial parent (or sometimes a third party) files a petition stating that custody should be modified, and that some emergency exists which requires that a hearing be held immediately. This blog examines how Indiana courts define “emergency” as it pertains to child custody cases […]

Navigating High Net Worth Divorce in Indiana

Navigating High Net Worth Divorce in Indiana

 Navigating divorce is never easy, but high net worth divorces can be quite a bit more complex and difficult to see your way through. The critical issue will be the division of the marital assets. This blog examines navigating high net worth divorce in Indiana and some ways to make the process less stressful and […]

How to Prepare for Your Divorce Consultation in Indiana

How to Prepare for Your Divorce Consultation in Indiana

Preparing for a divorce consultation in Indiana may not be as easy as it sounds. Because attorney’s charge by the hour, even if the initial consultation is free, providing him or her with only relevant facts and information can save them time, and later, you money. This blog discusses how to prepare for your divorce […]

How Do I Know if I Have a High-Conflict Custody Case, and if so, What Can I Do About It?

How Do I Know if I Have a High-Conflict Custody Case, and if so, What Can I Do About It?

Custody cases can be either uncontested or contested. In uncontested custody cases, both parties agree on all issues, namely physical custody, child support and legal custody.  In contested custody cases, the parties are unable to agree on one or more issues. Contested custody cases range from mild disagreement on one or two issues to conflict […]

What is the Statutory Presumption for a Property Division?

What is the Statutory Presumption for a Property Division?

Property division in a divorce has the potential to turn the courtroom into a battleground. Understanding the statutory presumption for property division and how that presumption can be rebutted can help eliminate some of the areas of contention when dividing marital property. This blog discusses Indiana’s marital property division laws and the statutory presumptions for […]