There are many women (and men) who elect to stay home after the birth of their children and be a homemaker. No one doubts this is a full-job, but when divorce strikes it often leaves fear in the stay-at-home parent because he/she had been out of the workforce for so long. This is particularly daunting since Indiana presumes that the parties will divide the marital estate 50/50. There are many potential protections for the spouse who has been out of the workforce for some time. ...
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It is common knowledge that addiction to illicit and prescription drugs is at “epidemic” proportions in the United States. Unfortunately, families are not immune from this problem and many divorces are tied to addiction (which may be tied to mental illness diagnoses as well). Many spouses simply do not know how addiction may play into divorce, so they wait or do not file at all until it is too late. This blog covers what you need to know about filing for divorce where addiction ...
With Americans increasingly living and working abroad as we expand to a global workforce, Indiana divorces with international aspects are not uncommon.1 This blog briefly highlights some of the issues you need to know if you are in this situation. Jurisdiction. As long as one of the parties have lived in the state and county for six (6) months, the Court has jurisdiction to entertain a divorce case and it can make a custody award, divide the property, ...
The importance of pets in our society is measured in terms of billions of dollars. Couples are delaying children or not having them at all--and pets are more commonly accepted everywhere—such as at hotels. They are the “kids” for many people and when a divorce comes about, they can be the central issue of contention—who gets “Tigger” the cat or “Fido” the dog. This blog addresses pets under current Indiana law. As many readers may be surprised to learn, pets are treated as normal household ...
Divorce can be a complex emotional, financial and business transaction for most spouses. It is one they often do not know much about other than what they have heard from friends or observed on television. This usually has little to do with reality in an Indiana divorce. Over time, we have observed that in initial consults, prospective clients could have obtained more from the process and been on a better path to move forward if they had gathered ...
Divorce is shrouded in fear and urban legend. However, for most couples in a broken relationship, it is the pathway to move on in a new and more positive direction when the divorce is ultimately granted by the Court. While divorce is a complex legal and financial transaction—and also an emotional one—sometimes involving professionals from psychologists to tax experts, it all boils down to three basic concepts you must understand to properly begin a divorce or help a ...
There is never a good time for a divorce. Just the thought is “sickening” for most spouses. However, some marriages will not withstand the test of time—in fact, roughly half of them—and a divorce will occur. While many factors may play into a divorce, such as timing (i.e., when the kids graduate from high school) and planning (e.g., securing a certain job or finding a place to potentially move if it gets nasty), this blog addresses three situations when you must consider filing ...
December 20, 2018 / Divorce
The mere thought of a divorce is difficult for most of us. However, if you are going to divorce, picking the “right” divorce attorney for your case is the way to avoid wasting money and going through multiple attorneys because you are perpetually dissatisfied. Often, the “best” divorce attorney—who may have handled every case from international parental abduction to a multi-million-dollar marital estate—is not necessarily the “right” divorce attorney for you. Equally, the best divorce attorney by ranking or for your friend’s divorce may ...
October 13, 2015 / Divorce
Having been in and practiced divorce law for nearly 25 years, I have gleaned a few points I have never forgotten that can help make a simple to highly contested divorce better during the process and for the rest of your life. In this blog post, I share these with you and hope it will make your life a little better, you divorce smoother as well as life after, aids your children, and gives you a new insight and respect on the difficult-to-impossible jobs of lawyers and judges ...
April 8, 2014 / Divorce
Sex, lies and scandalous videos of celebrities fill the daily tabloid magazines and go viral on the internet. But what about you? You are not a celebrity, why does what you do in your personal life matter? Sex, lies, and scandalous videos can be very damaging to you if you find yourself embroiled in a hotly contested divorce, custody, or paternity case. Almost everyone has something “private” and often times you think you are sharing something personal with someone you are involved in a trusting ...