September 2014

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A Look at Indiana's Relocation Statute

Relocation of a Custodial Parent  – If you’re a custodial parent thinking about moving, you need to be aware of the Notice of Intent to Relocate statute under I.C. 31-17-2.2, which lays out specific requirements that a parent must follow in order to relocate.  Anyone who is subject to a custody order, parenting time order, grandparent visitation order, or child support order must file a notice with the court of their intent to relocate. Under…

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A Look at Indiana’s Domestic Violence Laws

With all the media attention from the NFL focusing on the issue of domestic violence, this blog takes a timely look at the domestic violence criminal laws in Indiana.  For those suffering from domestic abuse for numerous resources to assist victims of domestic violence. In Indiana domestic related abuse is a separate charge.  To qualify as a domestic violence the two individuals involved must be related as either spouse, former spouse, living or having lived…

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A Look at Indiana’s Sentencing Guidelines

UNDERSTANDING INDIANA’S CRIMINAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES Below is a chart showing the classes of felony crimes in Indiana and the associated sentencing ranges.  Also included is the advisory sentence for each category of felony. SENTENCING RANGES CHART Felony Level Sentence Range (min. – adv. – max.) Murder 45 – 55 – 65 Level 1 20 – 30 – 40 Level 2 10 – 17.5 – 30 Level 3 3 – 9 – 16 Level 4 2…

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Waiving a Juvenile to Adult Court in Indiana

Understanding How a Juvenile Get’s Waived to Adult Court in Indiana:   –  Most people assume, and rightfully so, that so long as you or a loved one isn’t an adult at the time a criminal offense is committed, you can’t be tried as an adult. While in principal that sounds right, and in practice that is mostly right, you might be surprised to hear that isn’t always the case. Most often it depends on the level…

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I Filed for Divorce in Indiana…What Happens Now?

I’ve Filed for Divorce, Now What?  The 60-Day Waiting Period So you’ve pulled the trigger and filed for divorce.  Taking that first initial step can leave you feeling anywhere from sad, to scared, or maybe even relieved, but often times it leaves people wondering—what happens next? Or, what do I need to do now? Under Indiana law, a divorce cannot be finalized for at least 60 days from the date of filing.  The purpose behind…

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