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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I have a dear friend that might go to jail due to failed drug screen for meth what are the steps she can do before court

To help keep her out of jail

Thank you sincerely

K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on May 9, 2021

Although there’s no guarantee., I recommend that my clients attend drug treatment. They should attend outpatient classes at a minimum but possibly inpatient if needed?

This should be started and hopefully completed prior to the evidentiary hearing.

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Q: I live in blackford county indiana I need to get a lawyer for my husband who is looking at 13 years.

I have a inheritance check of 2600 coming this week and. 2 other checks coming can someone please help me. O can use the 2600 as down payment and make payments on the rest. I only have til may 26

K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on Apr 26, 2020

I would be willing to look a your husband’s case. Is your husband available to talk? Please email me at I practice criminal defense in Anderson, Hartford City, Muncie and New Castle.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Is a visitation court order consider essential travel?

My son lives in ky with his father I have visitation ordered by indiana state guidelines I have not seen my son since march 8th. I have been very patient. His last official Day of school there will be May 5th. His father still will not allow me my visits

K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on Apr 19, 2020

Yes, The Court Order for parenting time with your minor child is deemed essential travel. Indiana Governor addressed exchanging children in Sec. E number 16 of Indiana’s stay at home order on or about March 20, 2020. This includes travel to other states, Kentucky.

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Q: I was accepted to work release but w covid-19 they aren't taking people I was told to report to jail what can I ask

The judge for because I'm a single sole provider of two kids and also a essential worker...i was granted an extension but are not allowed any more but that was before covid-19 anything I could ask the judge for during this pandemic

K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on Apr 19, 2020

Both the previous answers are correct. You need to contact the attorney who represented you in this case or hire a different attorney who works in the court you were sentenced in. That attorney can file the appropriate motion requesting a new result that will keep you working. You should do this on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Does support automatically stop when they turn 19? Or do you have to go to court?

Oldest turns 19 in 2 days. Lives at college in Texas. Youngest turns 18 in three weeks and is in last year of high school. Will the support stop for the 19 year old or do I have to go to court to stop it? And will they automatically reevaluate the support for the other one when the support stops... Read more »

K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on Dec 30, 2018

It will not automatically stop. You will need to file a petition to emancipate the child as of their 19th birthday. This shall be completed prior to the child's 19th birthday. A new child support worksheet will need to be completed to obtain the new support amount for the 17 year old.... Read more »

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Q: i am paying on child support regularly but still getting notice that my balance has increased. why is this happening??

i just got a letter that my balance went up 235.00 even though i have payments taken out regularly from my check. shouldn't it be going down??

K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on Dec 19, 2017

You should go to your county clerk and request an accounting of all the child support you have paid this year. The only way your child support could be increasing when you are making regular and timely payments is if you are paying less than the court ordered amount each month. Indiana child... Read more »

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Q: Father has a lawyer to fight for custody of children never married will I lose my kids if I don't have a lawyer?
K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on Dec 19, 2017

A lawyer is not a requirement to argue your case for physical custody. However, it is likely a good family law attorney will be able to present a better case on your behalf to the court, than you will without a good attorney. In addition,there are attorneys that are willing to take payments for... Read more »

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