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Do I Need Preliminary Orders While My Divorce is Ongoing?

Posted in On March 23, 2023

When you file for a dissolution of marriage in Indiana, the Court will not grant the dissolution immediately.  At minimum, at least sixty days need to pass from the date the action is initiated to the date the Court is able to finalize the dissolution.  More often than not, the case will take longer than sixty days, sometimes lasting months or even longer than a year.  If you and your spouse are able to navigate…

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Can Police Search My Private Property Without a Warrant?

A home is someone’s most intimate and familiar place.  Home is supposed to be where a person should feel safe.  As such, the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.  The Fourth Amendment stands for “the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.”  Silverman v. United States, 365 U.S. 505, 511 (1961).   When the…

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Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

You’ve been in a crash, and it wasn’t your fault.  Maybe you just had some bumps and bruises, but perhaps your injuries were a lot worse.  Either way, it won’t be too long before the insurance company is trying to get your statement and making you an offer of settlement for your injuries and other damages.  The offer might sound good initially, especially if you don’t think you were hurt too badly, or money is…

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What Will a Judge Consider When Imposing a Sentence in a Criminal Case?

Many times, when we are representing defendants against criminal allegations, our clients often ask what a judge might consider when imposing a sentence after a guilty verdict at trial or as part of a guilty plea where the parties are free to argue the sanction to be received. While there are a myriad of considerations that go into a possible sanction, such as the defendant’s history/characteristics, the victim(s) wishes, testimony at the sentencing by witnesses,…

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