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How does Indiana determine custody?

One of the more difficult aspects of a divorce is the prospect of having to share custody of the kids. One of the reasons why parents have difficulty coming to terms with this is because they have seen dramatizations of television and in the news in which parents have...

Why is it important to establish paternity?

Here in Indiana, a mother is automatically understood to be the legal parent of the child born to them. State law doesn't see a man's paternity similarly, though. There's a presumption of paternity when a dad is married to a child's mother at birth. State law doesn't...

Gray divorces: Complex but not impossible

If you are 50 or older and have decided that you want to get a divorce, you are going to go through a gray divorce. A gray divorce is a divorce in which one or both individuals is over the age of 50. These are unique divorces, because you are in a position where you...

What are the benefits of divorce mediation?

It’s a common myth that every divorce ends up in litigation. With the right approach, you can work through all your differences in mediation, thus avoiding the time, stress and money associated with litigating. Why consider divorce mediation? There’s no way of knowing...

Why Hire a Divorce Attorney?

A dissolution of marriage can be a stressful process to navigate. The law is complex and filled with nuance. It is not just the legal process that is exasperating; it is the divorce itself, which likely involves dividing one household into two, changing schedules,...

Is it Time to Modify Your Child Custody Order?

After parties get divorced and begin the transition of adjusting to a new way of living, several things can happen. One, the court order regarding physical and legal custody of the children works well for both parents. They move on with their lives, are able to...