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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 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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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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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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Determining Child Support for Self-Employed or Commission-Only Jobs | Indiana Family Law

How are Child Support Payments Determined in Indiana? In Indiana both parents are responsible for child support, however it is the parent who spends less than 50% of the time with the child that will actually pay child support payments. This is because the law assumes the parent who is spending the most time with the […]

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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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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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Can Spousal Support Be Modified?

Can Spousal Support Be Modified?As a part of divorce proceedings, it is common that spousal support be set by the presiding judge or mediator. Previously more commonly known as alimony, spousal support simply refers to the funds provided by one spouse for the other spouse that helps the spouses maintain the standard of living they […]

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