In Indiana, generally, the property that two individuals bring into the marriage or acquire during the marriage is property subject to division at the time of divorce. The use of a premarital or prenuptial agreement can be used by parties to prevent this. Premarital agreements are legal contacts which are entered into prior to marriage…

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The filing of a divorce, with or without children, places a huge financial and emotional impact upon families. Once a divorce has been filed, life will no longer be the same for the husband, the wife, nor their children. The emotional impact of a divorce will be the subject of another article.  The financial impact…

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There is a huge emotional cost for yourself and your spouse. If you have children, the filing of a divorce has a devastating emotional impact on all children, regardless of age.  It is strongly suggested that you consider counselors, therapists, your Clergy, or close friends to discuss your feelings, the reactions of your spouse, and,…

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If you find yourself in a contentious custody matter, might the appointment of a Guardian Ad-Litem benefit you and your children?  Often times in a divorce involving children, the issues most at the heart of settlement involve who will have custody of the children.  Parents have been accustomed to living with their children throughout the…

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You are in the middle of a divorce case or custody matter and it doesn’t seem you or the other parent can agree on anything when it comes to the custody and parenting of the kids, what avenues might you have?  It may be time to appoint a guardian ad-litem for the children. A guardian…

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Today’s modern family often times mirrors the popular television show.  Parents come in all varieties and the overall concern is the best interests of our children.  A common greeting among the Masai tribe in Africa is “All the children are well” as a cultural translation to home might be “Life is good.” You want to…

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South Bend / Mishawaka – Many people today question whether or not they need an attorney to get a divorce due primarily to the cost. Attorneys are expensive and almost no one has a budget that includes this expense. In fact, most married couples have a difficult time balancing the day-to-day costs of working and…

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South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – It gets complicated when two parties end their relationship. It becomes even more difficult when they have children together. It is best for children if the parents are able to come to an amicable solution regarding custody and parenting time with their children.  The Indiana Supreme Court adopted the Indiana…

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