For readers of our blog posts, the educational focus of our articles is not new: each blog is aimed at giving each and every reader a new insight into the wonder of the American legal system. While it is easy to hone in on its sometimes glaring shortfalls, we live in a free, safe, and thriving society where our money is safe in banks, most disputes are not settled by bloodshed, and our clan does not set our future. The rule of law prevails because of our dedicated judges and attorneys. Listen to the daily world news and you will see ...
March 1, 2012CD
One key aspect of human nature is to see our problem(s) as more important than everyone else’s problems. In addition, the need for a timely resolution of any given stressor is important to living a fulfilled life. As domestic advocates at Ciyou & Dixon, P.C., we observe these two factors collide and often create great duress for clients when child/ parenting time disputes arise. The protective nature of a parent (with perhaps some unresolved emotion from the divorce itself) necessitates a dispute be settled NOW! Unfortunately, many of these matters occur at the margins of what the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines ...
February 28, 2012CD
As domestic advocates, we at Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. find our jobs difficult in most every case to help our clients make very important custody and property (assets and liability) decisions (objectives of the litigation) while addressing significant emotional turmoil typically associated with divorce. And we only have to help one side through this time period. When the emotion of both parties combines, and there are two (2) sides to custody and property issues, this is where Indiana’s mediators and judges come in. They have very difficult jobs balancing these positions to either help the parties reach common ground (a mediated ...
February 14, 2012CD
In our role as advocates, advisors, and as counsel, Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. attorneys observe litigants in high-conflict, child custody litigation in some of their most trying times. And every seasoned family law judge, attorney, or child psychologist can relay a horror story where this pressure takes litigants beyond the bounds of civility, respect and basic human decency. The key point and takeaway is that neither party wins, such acrimony really harms the child, and saddles all with baggage they carry throughout life. Indiana trial courts and appellate judges have had to address a few unfortunate cases where the myopic desire ...
December 22, 2011CD
Most attorneys, along with individuals who work within the legal system, take the legal “jargon” or terms given to the most common documents filed in courts in connection with divorces for granted. Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. advocates believe understanding these basics aid in understanding the more complicated legal concepts contained within those filings. In this blog post, we cover the five (5) most common terms that are used. We hope when you hear about these, you are able to understand what your counsel is referring to and why the particular legal tool may have been utilized. This will help you understand ...
October 13, 2011CD