For most couples, they marry, maybe buy a house, get a pet, and have children. As they do these things together, they slowly intermix financials, friends, pets, and how they apportion the work and rearing of the children. Almost no one thinks when they marry, they will divorce. For this reason, divorce is a complex, legal transaction that often leaves one spouse unprepared financially or emotionally. When a marriage is breaking down, a wise spouse prepares in advance to minimize being left without access to their children, a car to drive to work, and money to access to live upon. ...
Tag: divorce litigation
August 3, 2020CD
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 call parenting a “battle ground”. Remember, again, as stressful as this time is for the adults (Mom and Dad) the children, no matter how young or ...
February 7, 2013CD
Divorce proceedings, post decree custody battles, paternity cases, etc., can be both legally and emotionally driven. Many people can become frustrated and angry with the opposing side. But what happens when the other side starts making false statements about you, or even goes so far as to obtain a protective order against you based on false or exaggerated circumstances or incidents? Do you have any recourse? Yes, if unwarranted, you can fight against such allegations under several legal theories. First, if there is a protective order issued, you can request a hearing and defend against the allegations being made ...
October 4, 2012CD
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 growing in popularity. While a mediator cannot divorce the parties, the issues, such as property division and parenting time, which would be addressed by a Court, ...
September 11, 2012CD
At Ciyou & Dixon, P.C., we observe in present day, particularly post-9/11, our Society has traded privacy for safety and security. This is self-evident in full, detailed body scans utilized at some international airports.This is not good or bad, but a reflection of need and/or social policy of the day. In addition, technology, ever less expensive and more effective, has also played a big role at the individual level: anything and everything anyone is doing can be streamed live—and is, memorialized on a server somewhere (through “the cloud”). Previously private, personal affairs, from child birth to sex acts, are routine viewing ...
January 24, 2012CD
Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. attorneys frequently field questions from their divorce clients about depositions.A large number of these questions come from clients who are about to be deposed by their spouse or ex-spouse in connection with divorce or post-divorce litigation. We find there are seven basic considerations to prepare for a divorce deposition. As advocates, we hope these provide you with some useful information and insights to discuss with your counsel. A Deposition? The first inquiry is “What is a deposition?” The place to begin is with a clear understanding of what a deposition consists of. A deposition is a lot like a ...
September 13, 2011CD