December 2021

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Theft and Conversion in Indiana

Having a conviction for theft or conversion can lead to several headaches.  Employers frequently ask questions and conduct background checks looking for either of these offenses, as they are considered “crimes of dishonesty.”  A conviction for either theft or conversion might very well discourage an employer from hiring an individual.  This blog will define both theft and conversion, as well as explain the difference between the two offenses.   Theft is one of the more…

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Burdens of Proof

In almost all legal settings there is something called burden of proof.  What exactly does burden of proof mean? Cases have regularly defined burden of proof as being the necessity or duty of affirmatively proving a fact or facts in dispute on an issue raised between the parties in a cause. In the law how you meet that burden of proof is the introduction of evidence to either a judge or a jury that then…

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Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines receive a BIG make-over in 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines (“IPTG”) will receive its biggest make-over in years.  While the new guidelines do not necessarily impact prior custody or parenting time plans, the parties to existing orders can agree to adopt these new guidelines for ease, convenience and uniformity.  Regardless, as with previous versions of the IPTG, a modification of parenting time cannot be based solely on the implantation of the new guidelines.  Below, we’re giving…

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