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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 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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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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The Most Common Causes of Divorce

Rates of Divorce As we all know marriage is not something we should enter into lightly. It takes work and dedication. We have all heard it said marriage is not easy! Even the most well intentioned couples can end up divorced and wondering how they got there. The statistics are staggering, 45-50% of first time […]

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How to Ensure I Receive Joint Custody

How to Ensure I Receive Joint CustodyGoing through divorce as a parent is an emotionally grueling experience. If your children are old enough to have memories of your marriage, it’s likely they have vivid memories of fights and disagreements, and may have overheard discussions about divorce proceedings, and even custody. As gut wrenching as it […]

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My spouse is accusing me of driving drunk while with our kids during our divorce.

My spouse is accusing me of driving drunk while with our kids during our divorce.“When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn’t a sign that they ‘don’t understand’ one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.” – Helen Rowland It’s understood by most that divorces can be nasty. In […]

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Wrongfully Accused of Child Abuse During Child Custody Proceedings

Wrongfully Accused of Child Abuse During Child Custody ProceedingsAs if divorce isn’t ugly and emotional enough, often spouses can really get mean when it comes to deciding custody. These days, it’s unlikely a court will recommend anything other than joint custody of children unless there is very good reason to prevent one parent or the […]

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What Rights Do I Have If I’m Never Married To My Child’s Mother?

What Rights Do I Have If I’m Never Married To My Child’s Mother?In November of 2011 Brian and his girlfriend Jennifer decided to separate after living together for more than nine years. Both agreed they no longer felt the same about each other and needed to end their relationship. Brian and Jennifer had two kids […]

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Why Having A Pro-Fathers Attorney Matters In Divorce

Why Having A Pro-Fathers Attorney Matters In DivorceMany people who are going through divorce proceedings carry the assumption that females are typically favored in the course of those proceedings. In many cases, there can be some truth in this, in spite of stated gender neutrality. This can have a marginalizing effect on fathers who are […]

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