While there is never a good time for a divorce, conventional wisdom (and some New Year’s resolutions) have led to a wave of divorces being filed in January and February of each year. Part of the reason is due to families with children to hoping to wrap-up the divorce before the start of the next school year. However, school calendars, frequent relocations for work, and blended families have up-ended this trend to some extent. In many cases, filing a Spring or Summer divorce may make the most sense. This blog covers three key reasons why a divorce at this time ...
April 24, 2019CD
In the ideal world, you select the right attorney for you civil case at the outset. Sometimes there are developments, such as other companion cases that occur, that makes it too complex or the “wrong fit” for the attorney’s practice and/or client’s objectives. For these and a myriad of other reasons, attorney-client relationships falter or need to end at times like other relationships. The question is when you should change counsel? There are no hard and fast rules on this topic. But this blog addresses three major considerations you should take in changing counsel. Disagreement and emotional responses in litigation can be ...
November 27, 2017CD
In most marriages, there are good and bad times. At some junctures, most couples contemplate the “what if” of a divorce. However, while by statistics and commonly accepted social norms, divorce is just a part of life, there are many “unsaid” considerations that the statistics and societal norms do not account for. This blog explores 5 key legal and social considerations you should make before considering or filing divorce—that you may not hear from any other person but should consider. First, in almost every case, children of divorce have long-term insecurities surrounding their parents’ divorce. It may well be that the ...
January 26, 2017Adam Hayes
As a general rule, when we need anyone from a mechanic to a doctor, we ask someone we know and/or research this on-line. There are so many statutes, cases, and regulations that may impact any given case this is hard to pin down any more. Akin to trip adviser, there are probably good words and less than such for every attorney and/or law firm. There are many ways to make your selection. A few considerations might be as follows: Does the attorney and/or his/her law firm have the lawyers and research within their office to handle your problem (a simple will ...
August 13, 2015Adam Hayes
Indiana’s trial court judges, commissioners, magistrates and protems are dedicated to justice. The unique aspect to their job is they must decide a dispute between two or more people or parties—many other aspects of personal and professional life involves winning to some degree. For this reason, it is sometimes difficult for a party to accept “losing.” And many people just react with the desire to challenge any and every adverse final1 ruling. However, there at least five considerations or options you have, any or all of which may factor into your decision: Cease litigation. Apply a law and economics approach. Look at the policy ...
May 19, 2015Adam Hayes