Any legal area that has strong political and social positions, generally corresponds with substantial law-making. Gun purchase, possession and use is one such topic that is politically charged with “positions.” While most of the laws are on-line, there is a great amount of commentary about how the law should be applied and enforced. In the firearms arms arena, there are four key myths that appear to be a great confusion for a large number of gun owners. This blog addresses these. The first is a lawfully possessed firearm can be used to scare someone away by pointing it at the wrong-doer. ...
January 19, 2016Adam Hayes
An observation Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. attorneys make is the nature, scope and complexity of facts that arise in child custody modification cases are often as diverse as the controlling statutes and case law. Thus, trial courts have wide latitude to decide these matters; subsequent modifications have a tendency to, or perception of, unsettling the child(ren) and are more difficult to accomplish than the original determination. This dynamic is recognized by Indiana appellate courts, who support wide discretion to trial court’s decisions and, correspondingly, are unlikely to reverse.1 Insights and examples into the outer boundaries of this discretion are difficult to ...
April 5, 2012CD
Few things domestic attorneys observe in daily practice, including Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. attorneys, pull at the heartstrings more than a child caught between two well-intentioned parents in a bitter custody dispute. It is for this reason that child custody lawyers, evaluators, and judges use wide variety of words to parcel out legal custody (and physical) with some precision at times. Sometimes as successor counsel, or just a friend reading another friends divorce paperwork, it is easy to wonder why so many words are used to relay a specific legal concept as it relates to custody. Semantics is the study of ...
January 3, 2012CD
At Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. we find a wide range of views held about legal reasons for a divorce. However, these might be reason you want a divorce, but these are not legal reasons. We hope you find this blog post helpful to understanding the emotional and financial and otherwise non-legal aspect of a divorce. Our belief and position is the more you understand about the divorce process, the better information you can provide to your divorce advocate. As a corresponding point, the more you understand about anything painful in life, the easier it is to accept and get beyond, such ...
October 11, 2011CD
At Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. we observe time and again, divorce is the best and worst of times for litigants (and the attorneys), all at the same time. Everything is changing, yet change is a constant of life and often it (divorce) may enable both parties to go on and grow in new and positive directions in a failed marriage. There are four (4) tips to minimize legal fees and expedite the process to moving on. 1) Reasonable Expectations. The first is to have reasonable legal objectives. For instance, a spouse who wants all of the marital estate or alimony for the wrongs ...
September 6, 2011CD