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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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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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Considerations for Long Distance Custody Agreements

Social scientists widely espouse the idea that a child enjoys a healthier life, both during the formative years and as an adult, with the presence of two parents while growing up. Ideally, both parents remain married and in the same house with the child, but when circumstances create separation, extra resources including time and money […]

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Parenting Time When One Parent Lives Hours Away

Shared Parenting Time Indiana has very specific laws in place to set visitation for parents who do not have primary custody of their kids. The law refers to this as “parenting time” instead of visitation. You can read the Guidelines at Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines. Your local court may also be able to provide you […]

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My ex-wife won’t let me take the kids out of state for vacation

My ex-wife won’t let me take the kids out of state for vacationAdam and Kelly met in college and hit it off immediately. They knew they were destined to get married, so the plans began. It was a beautiful wedding and they went on to have 2 children. As time passed, tensions grew and the […]

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Keeping Your Relationship Strong With Your Children After A Divorce

Keeping Your Relationship Strong With Your Children After A DivorceLet’s face it; divorce is a pretty big deal to a kid. Not only does it mean their parents’ relationship is at an end, it also means that they will have less time with each. Here are a few tips to help quell their fears and […]

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Fathers Who Can Provide A Better Life For The Children Than The Mother

Fathers Who Can Provide A Better Life For The Children Than The Mother“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert  Financial security is, indeed, a very real kind of security. However, it takes much more than money to raise children. The State of Indiana begins with the presumption that the best thing for […]

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Make Your Visitation Days Count

Make Your Visitation Days Count“But the love of adventure was in father’s blood.” Buffalo Bill Just because the marriage didn’t work, doesn’t mean you can’t be the greatest dad on the planet in your kids’ eyes. To be sure, divorce presents noteworthy challenges to any dad, but since when did you back down to a […]

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