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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Indiana’s Healthcare Consent Statute

By D. Andrew Spalding | January 27, 2020

Prior to July 1, 2018, Indiana was a “healthcare by committee” state – any number of people could act on a person’s behalf when they were adjudged to be incompetent. The circumstances sometimes resulted in confusion as to who may speak for the incompetent patient.  Indiana law now specifies a priority order for people who…

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What Happened to My Jury Right?

By May Oberfell Lorber | August 8, 2019

“We the people” are who declared our independence from England in 1776, and it is “we the people” who judge the claims of our fellow citizens as jurors in our court system. As Americans, we take great pride in a system that allows us to be judged by peers and not the aristocratic or authoritarian…

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Letters of Intent: Are They Enforceable?

By Patricia Primmer | July 10, 2019

The use of a Letter of Intent (often referred to as an “LOI”) has become commonplace in the business and real estate world.  Often times they are referred to as “Non-Binding” LOIs.  But are they really non-binding?  As courts struggle with the interpretation of LOIs one strong message emerges:  The parties to an LOI need…

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