FEDERAL LAW PROTECTS LGBT COMMUNITY FROM EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

By Sean Towner | June 16, 2020

The United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling this morning. The Court held that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender workers from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Court issued its ruling in response to three (3) cases before the Court: Bostock v. Clayton County, which involved…

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Health Care Immunity for COVID-19

By Jane Bennett | May 12, 2020

Indiana law provides some protections for those who furnish health care in response to a disaster emergency declared by the governor, as Governor Eric Holcomb did to address the current COVID-19 pandemic.  As news reports have made clear, our medical personnel and facilities are faced with treating unanticipated numbers of patients for a new virus…

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WAYS YOU CAN SAVE MONEY BY ASSISTING YOUR DIVORCE ATTORNEY

By E. Spencer Walton | May 5, 2020

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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THE EMOTIONAL COST OF DIVORCE

By E. Spencer Walton | May 5, 2020

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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Bankruptcy Options In The Age Of Coronavirus

By Jon Rogers | April 20, 2020

If you are currently unemployed due to the national coronavirus pandemic and have bills coming due, you may need to consider your consumer bankruptcy options under Chapters 7 or 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.  In recent reports, worldwide, households now have $12 trillion more in debt than during the financial crisis of 2008.  We are…

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What is a Miller’s Trust

By Nathan Barnes | April 11, 2020

You may have heard from a friend about needing a “Miller’s Trust” or you may have come across a “Miller’s Trust” while researching the type of legal documents one may need when getting older.  It is not important how you first heard of a “Miller’s Trust” but it is important for you to understand whether…

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Why Your Business Insurance Policy May Not Be Providing Coverage For Ransomware Attacks

By Matthew Anderson | April 2, 2020

One circumstance feared by businesses is a ransomware attack. The situation has unfortunately become a familiar one. A computer hacker gains access to a business’s information systems, encrypts them, and then locks out the business unless the business pays a substantial fee, often in untraceable bitcoin, for a password to recover the files. Aside from…

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Conducting Mediation Sessions Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Jon Rogers | March 31, 2020

               During the current shut down of the Court system, attorneys are finding it difficult, if not impossible to get an issue in front of a Judge for a decision and thus are finding the status of their case in limbo.  However, the option of mediation remains a tool you can utilize to benefit your…

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How do the Recent Indiana and Michigan Stay-at-Home Orders Affect Parenting Time

By Jon Rogers | March 31, 2020

Navigating parenting time is already frequently challenging when changes and uncertainties arise due to illnesses, school scheduling and changes in work schedules.  If you are a parent in Michigan or Indiana, add the national COVID-19 epidemic in the Spring of 2020 to the mix, and even more questions are entered into the equation.  How are…

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The Guardian Ad-Litem in a Divorce

By Jon Rogers | March 12, 2020

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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