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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Human Resources – Observations From a 40-Year Career

By Rich Nugent | March 11, 2020

I began my career in Human Resources in May 1979 as a summer intern in the labor relations department of the Midwest Steel Division of National Steel Corporation and was admitted to practice law in Indiana in October 1980…so, around 40 years of working in HR and/or legal roles involving HR matters. The first 16…

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30(B)(6) Depositions: The Face Of The Corporation

By Georgianne Walker | March 4, 2020

Corporate representatives who have been told they will have to testify on behalf of their employer may, at first, be anxious about giving such testimony.  They may also not realize the importance of their testimony, specifically that their testimony can bind the company.  But, with the right attorney to prep them, the anxiety should melt…

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Move Past Your Criminal History by Expunging Your Criminal Records

By Amanda Jordan | March 2, 2020

Having a criminal past can be a hindrance on your future. It can limit your employment, school and professional prospects. If you are trying to get past your mistakes, Indiana law gives you an avenue to do so by allowing you to expunge your criminal records. After you have successfully expunged your records, it is…

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Starting A Business? The Different Types Of Business Entities

By Sean Towner | February 6, 2020

Starting your own business is an exciting venture. While the opportunity to “be your own boss” is tantalizing, running a business can be a challenge. Important decisions must be made from the get-go to ensure your business successfully hits the ground running. One question often overlooked  by many entrepreneurs pertains to which form the business…

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