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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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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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My Spouse Recorded Me in Telephone Conversations; Can These Recordings Be Used Against Me in Divorce or Custody Hearings?

Recordings of candid conversation can be damning to the intentions, actions, and reputations of those who are unknowingly recorded. Both federal and state laws govern the recording of conversations and the admissibility of these electronic records in court. Indiana One Party Consent IC 35.31.5-2-176 establishes a “one party consent” rule in the State of Indiana. […]

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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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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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