January 2022

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Ignoring a Child Support Order in Indiana can lead to Serious Consequences

Once a Trial Court in the State of Indiana issues a child support order for a child(ren), a non-custodial parent will need to make necessary arrangements to pay the ordered amount.  Ignorance of how to make payments is no excuse. Every state has been mandated by the Title IV-D of the Federal Social Security Act to provide child support services, including enforcement of payment.  This is called the Title IV-D Child Support Program (or Title…

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Pending Federal Legislation: Justice Safety Valve Act

Past blogs have referenced the differences between State and Federal court but perhaps the biggest difference is the mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal offenses.  These statutory requirements mean that an individual will serve at least the minimum required time, regardless of what their guideline range may be in the Federal system.  For example, an individual could commit a criminal offense that requires a minimum of 5 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and…

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Are You Eligible for an Expungement?

Any person who has been arrested or convicted of a crime may want to have their criminal record expunged. Often, having a criminal record can cause difficulty in obtaining employment, housing, or certain types of licenses. There are a wide variety of reasons to seek expungement. Here at Banks and Brower, we help a lot of people expunge records, but your eligibility may vary depending on the nature of your criminal history. Not everyone is…

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