What are a Child’s Basic Needs in Indiana?

According to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines (1) a Child’s basic needs include the following: “To insure more responsible parenting and to promote the healthy adjustment and growth of a child each parent should recognize and address a child’s basic needs: To know that the parents’ decision to live apart is not the child’s fault […]

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How IN Child Support Obligations are Enforced

Your IN Child support obligations are ongoing payments typically made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, guardian, or court following a divorce, or separation of partners. Divorce or separation can be an emotionally, physically, and psychologically draining process for everyone involved. This is even truer when there are children in the mix. When partners […]

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Social Media Challenges for Men

How many commercials have you seen featuring a dad who’s simply mesmerized by the latest flat screen TV, a shiny new sports car or some other appealing object?  It’s true.  Men are visual creatures.  We also have the ability to completely block out the world while focusing on whatever’s right in front of us.  This […]

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Parenting Time – Making the Most of It

There are a number of unexpected struggles for newly divorced parents.  Making the most of parenting time can be difficult.  Understand that it doesn’t have to be that way.  If you remember a few important tips, you can have a terrific time. I previously wrote a blog post called, “Make Your Visitation Days Count.”  The […]

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How Accurate Are Indiana Paternity Tests?

Indiana Paternity Test Attorney.  Parenthood is a big deal; no one could disagree with that fact. Creating a human life has incredible responsibilities and repercussions. While just about anyone would agree that becoming a father is a weighty situation, often the circumstances that create a child are not viewed as such. Regardless of how a […]

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Overcoming Adversity in Life

I had the opportunity to meet an incredible young man.  His personal story is truly inspiring.  As an attorney, I deal with people in various areas of crisis.  Some feel their worlds are falling apart.  Some feel they are victims of the system.  Once in a while, however, I get to see someone who takes […]

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Motorcycle Malice

Motorcycles are inherently dangerous for riders because they provide none of the protections offered by passenger cars, such as a protective cage and seatbelts providing restraint within. The danger of motorcycles is somewhat insidious because it can extend to those in nearby cars as well. There are three general types of motorcycles on the public […]

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Is the Law Inherently Biased Against Men in Custody Hearings?

In years past, courts overtly preferred to grant custody to mothers over fathers absent compelling reasons to act to the contrary. This preference was based on the presumption that young children, especially those in infancy, fared better under the sole care of the mother rather than the father. One reflection of this presumption is the […]

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How Can I Be Accused of Kidnapping My Own Child?

Parental instincts usually guide mothers and fathers to take measures providing safe conditions for their children. However, when courts become involved in the status of parents and children, criminal charges can arise out of behavior that would, absent court involvement, constitute nothing more than good parenting. IC 35-42-3-2 establishes that a “person who knowingly or […]

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What Can Happen If I Am Accused of Domestic Violence in Indiana?

Those accused of domestic violence in the State of Indiana face jail time, expensive fines, and considerable impairment of rights. Those rights could include gun ownership, general use of one’s own property and home, and future custody and visitation of children. What is Domestic Battery? IC 35-42-2-1.3 provides that a “person who knowingly or intentionally […]

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