At Ciyou & Dixon, P.C., we observe the failure and dissolution of a marriage, particularly those with younger children, is as much an emotional life event as a legal matter. Both parents deeply love their children, and want a post-divorce lifestyle to maximize time with the children and quality of life. This usually creates significant emotional stressors, which translates into the litigation in a myriad of ways when acknowledged by the litigant-parents: neither parent is going to spend the time with the children they did before and their individual standard of living is going to likely be scaled down. Thus the actual ...
Tag: factual circumstances
November 3, 2011CD
More and more, the mental health dimension of divorce–one of the biggest life stressors– is being accounted for in the legal system. Is this the right tool in your case? All marriages should be seriously evaluated to determine if they can be saved. Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. advocates are firm believers that the hum-drum of marriage masks reality: the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence. That perfect family and life does not exist. For the most part, any situation is what you make of it. Is this your marriage and can counseling help? A key to evaluating ...
July 28, 2011CD
“I lost my job and have no income; does child support automatically stop?” No. Under Indiana law, child support continues at the amount it is ordered to be paid until another order of the trial court issues. For this reason, it is critical that a person who loses his or her job file a petition to modify child support at once. A trial court can only modify child support back to the date a Petition to Modify Child Support is filed. Therefore, it important–critical-- this be done at once, even if there is a significant delay before a hearing can be held. For ...
July 14, 2011CD
At Ciyou & Dixon, P.C., we frequently receive questions from our clients and the general public about Indiana’s self-defense laws, given our practice area covering firearms law. A number of legal concepts applicable to the use of deadly force are well developed. This blog post starts with these. First, Indiana’s self-defense statutes have long provided a legal justification for the use of deadly force in three (3) factual circumstances: To prevent serious bodily injury or death. To prevent a forcible felony (there is a separate provision for hijacking of aircraft, but this is a forcible felony). To prevent or terminate the other person’s unlawful ...
July 7, 2011CD
In many factual circumstances, the answer is “yes.” Indiana Senate Bill 506 appears to change Indiana law on where a License is required to carry a handgun; or minimally clarify ambiguous places where carry was hard to determine if lawful without a License in the past. One of the many gun shows that occur virtually every weekend in Indiana provides an apparent example of how this new law might be applied. For instance, assuming a patron lawfully transports a handgun to the gun show to sell, under the current state of the law (before SB 506 becomes actual law later in ...
May 17, 2011CD