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. ...
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August 3, 2020CD
Child custody proceedings tend to be confusing and emotional times. Whether it is an initial custody determination or a modification of a pre-existing custody order, the process is emotionally and financially draining on all involved parties. You can relieve some of the burden by avoiding some common mistakes many individuals make in custody proceedings. In this blog, we provide five child custody mistakes for you to avoid in Indiana. Letting Your Anger Get the Best of You. Many individuals let their emotions control their actions in custody proceedings, with the most common of emotions being anger. This is understandable, because, custody ...
April 16, 2020CD
In criminal cases, sometimes the biggest danger to defendants and their chances at a good plea or prevailing in a bench or jury trial are themselves. The reasoning is that many defendants may not have a full grasp or understanding of the legal system. If you find yourself facing criminal charges, or have been charged, you should be aware of some of the common mistakes made by criminal defendants that may significantly jeopardize their case. In this blog, we cover four common mistakes made by criminal defendants so that you can avoid the same. Sharing Information on Social Media. One of ...
April 7, 2020CD
It would be naive to think that it is a rare occasion that substance abuse by a parent is raised in divorce and paternity cases; it is common and must be addressed by the courts. In a divorce proceeding it is important to note that, substance abuse, covers a very broad spectrum of “drugs” and is considered in varying degrees. If you find yourself in a situation where the words “substance abuse” have been brought up in your divorce, you may find this blog helpful. It is first important to understand that when an opposing party (husband or wife or father ...
December 13, 2019CD
It is safe to say that most adults use some form, if not many, of social media. It keeps friends and family informed, helps with networking for business, and is entertainment at your fingertips. This is all great, but when you are going through a divorce, you may wonder what your social media activity can affect. It is also possible that you wonder what the information you gain from your ex-spouse’s social media can affect. In this blog, we will briefly explore some downfalls for both you and your soon-to-be ex with social media use. Also, we provide some tips ...
December 5, 2019CD
Most individuals are aware of the social media app Snapchat. For those unfamiliar, Snapchat is an app that allows its users to send and post pictures or videos for a specified amount of time. After that specified time expires, the video or picture is “deleted.” Unfortunately, once something is uploaded to the internet, it is never truly “deleted.” As such, individuals all over are seeing the consequences of posting incriminating pictures and videos to social media apps. But, can any picture or video you have ever posted be used against you? Are there limits to when your social media posts ...
February 27, 2019CD
Whoever said “there is a fine line between love and hate” was on to something. Frequently, two people who were madly in love, somewhere stumbled and are now getting a divorce. As you may have already figured out, those loving days are gone, and not only are they gone, but that love has been replaced, in most cases, with resentment towards the other person. So, what do you do when you are going through a divorce? What shouldn’t you do? How do I act? How should I treat the other person? These are all valid questions. In this blog, we ...
January 31, 2019CD
Most seasoned divorce attorneys will tell you that divorce, like the rest of our society, is a complex legal and psychological transaction. When the mere thought of a divorce arises, you should consult with a skilled therapist to try to determine if the marriage can be put back on track. Marriages today are a lot more than those based on love and are sometimes financial partnerships. So you owe it to yourself to explore the option of “saving” the marriage. Assuming the decision or analysis to get a divorce is likely, planning is the key to make the process less expensive ...
November 30, 2017CD
Social media has literally changed the face of the world and how we interact—but nothing compares to Facebook with nearly 2 billion users globally and 210 million users in the United States (most of the population). Instead of real, in-person conversations, many people have substituted Facebooking (and many other social media tools). As you might guess, Facebook has worked its way into courtrooms in two key ways. First, there is a prolific amount of posts and related material on high-profile crimes and divorce—in some respects this is a new hybrid form of tabloid and serious news reporting. Ultimately, there should be ...
May 25, 2017Adam Hayes
Over time, the nature and complexities of divorce have changed. In the 60s and 70s, for instance, before uniform acts were adopted by the states on custody jurisdiction, a parent wanting to obtain child custody simply went on “vacation” with the children to another state, filed divorce, and had custody decided in a more favorable place to their legal objectives. Laws, lawyers, judges, and legislatures have done a great deal to level the playing field for litigants. However, there are certain “no-nos” even today that almost always backfire and give the other party a tactical advantage in the litigation or a ...
April 18, 2017Adam Hayes