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 ...
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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 ...
Divorce can be a complicated and stressful process for the parties involved, and it can be even more stressful when there are children of the marriage. Children sense the stress at any age no matter how civil and committed the parents are about keeping the kids out of it. Unfortunately, many divorces involving children become high conflict as the parties fight over custody and parenting time. Sometimes Indiana trial court judges and the higher courts ...
Divorce is often a dynamic and involved process that starts with filing a petition for dissolution of the marriage. After a divorce has been filed, there are several avenues through which the parties can achieve the ultimate result-a divorce. First, and probably the most historically common (but that is changing), the parties can go to court, litigate the issues, and the Court can order the parties divorced. Mediation is another option for dissolution, which is ...
Every attorney-client relationship and case share similarities. With divorce, this is no less the case. However, Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. attorneys observe divorces are often based on or laced with non-legal matters, such as the sense of loss of the marriage and fear of an unknown future. Or pure rage. Attorneys are all over the board on how they handle non-legal matters. Some, as with a horse with blinders, leave these components to therapists or the ...
The Custody of “Rover” the Dog. Yes, even the dog pays the price in divorce. Every experienced divorce attorney has had the conversation with a client about custody of the beloved family dog, affectionately named “Rover” in this post. In the times of high emotion and stress that often accompany a divorce, the unconditional love given by a pet may make all the difference. Sometimes, this makes the dog a focal point in the divorce. In Indiana, pets are property, and there is no application of the child-custody ...