September 10, 2016

Not too long ago, Indiana changed the classification of felonies from letters to numbers.  For example, what used to be a Class D felony is now close to what is now a Level 6 felony.  When the classification (from letter to number) changed, so too did the sentencing ra...

February 17, 2015

A law went into effect in July of 2013 allowing a lot of individuals with a prior criminal conviction(s) to erase that conviction as long as enough time has passed.  A lot of the times, this expungment is non-discretionary, meaning that the prosecutor cannot object to...

February 17, 2015

Is your license suspended?  Starting January 1, 2015, a new Indiana law makes available the option for individuals with a suspended licsense, including habitual traffic offenders whose license have been suspended for 5 years, 10 years, or life, to seek from a specializ...

September 12, 2012

If a consumer files for bankruptcy, most of the time she would file either a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  There are some major differences between the two, which I will summarize in this post.

 

First, it is important to understand the difference bet...

August 22, 2012

When someone dies, he or she is referred to as the Decedent.  Decedents can pass testate or intestate.  To pass testate means that the Decedent had an estate plan, such as a will or a trust.  To pass intestate means that the Decedent did not have an estate plan....

August 21, 2012

De facto basically means according to the facts.  It is to be distinguished from de jure, which, more or less, means pursuant to an order from a court.

These two terms often comes into play when reviewing a custody dispute between a parent and third party (such as a dis...

August 20, 2012

Indiana’s law seemingly requires a natural parent to contest an adoption by filing documentation with the Court where the adoption petition is pending.  Indiana Code 31-19-10-1 provides, in part, as follows:

 

"A person contesting an adoption must file a motion to contes...

August 19, 2012

As you likely know, Indiana’s law on child support recently changed.  As of July 1, 2012, a payor’s obligation to support a child generally terminates when the child reaches 19 years of age.  Before the change in law, the payor’s obligation to pay child support general...

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