Left soon to be ex 3 mos. ago. Filed almost 2 mos. ago. He is living in the house we shared. Waiting for finalized divorce date in 16 days. To avoid hassles I've paid ex $600 dollars every 2 wks. for mortgage. Did I have to since I was not living there and do I have obligation to pay... View More
I'll answer the mortgage question first. The mortgage company DOESN'T CARE if you are divorced. Your ex needs to refinance to get you off the mortgage. Otherwise, you're stuck and you need some protective language in any final decree. Hire a lawyer. It might hurt now, but it...View More
Laws can't cover every eventuality. If the children don't have heat in the home/apartment where they are having visitation, a motion should be filed with the Court to curtail visitation or to hold noncustodial parent in contempt.
Now, the problem with something like this is...View More
Typically, unsupervised probation means you're mailing in a document once a month. But different probation departments work differently. At some point, if your PO suspects that you're doing something illegal, they can pretty much treat you as if you were supervised, call you in, and make...View More
Yes. BUT . . . it is NOT admissible if the child did not have an opportunity to have a "meaningful consultation" with a parent or guardian BEFORE waiving right to counsel. UNLESS .. . the child gets on the witness stand and testifies INCONSISTENTLY with what was said in the unlawful...View More
Does his bipolar disorder render him "incapacitated?" This usually needs to be proven by medical/psychological expert testimony. In other words, will his psychologist/psychiatrist testify, under oath, that he meets the criteria under the following statute, to a reasonable degree of...View More
Yes. You need to look at the Parenting Time Guidelines. In the recent case of AN v. JN [not published in NE2d but available in pdf at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/06201101cld.pdf the Court said:
The Guidelines state that “each parent shall be responsible to...View More
I was asked by my friend to go "scrapping"(collecting metal and taking it to a scrap yard for money) with him. He drove me to a property where he claimed he had permission from the owners to take the scrap metal off their property and take it to the scrap yard. So me and my friend started... View More
Indiana law states that an item has to be valued in excess of $100.00 to qualify for forfeiture action being brought against the shoplifter. Indiana prosecutors added tax to an item that is worth $96.00 to arrive at a value that exceeds $100.00 to justify bringing forfeiture action against the... View More
Under Indiana Code 31-14-7-1, a child born during a marriage and within 300 days after a dissolution, is PRESUMED to be that of the husband. However, if both parties agree, and the LEGITIMATE father of the child agrees, I've had situations where the Court will take SWORN testimony from the...View More
He made threats for me to leave the home, then found he had a girlfriend. He made me leave 2 weeks before christmas so she could stay at our home. I would honestly like to know if i would be able to make him sell the home or something ?? What can i do ? Anything? we have been married 11yrs Sept 1.... View More
1. It appears that you bought the home during marriage. What funds did you use? Was there a down payment made and subsequent mortgage payments? If so, it is highly likely it will be considered marital property. If he bought it "cash" at the time of purchase with his funds that he had...View More
Not clear on what you mean. If you think it requires an appeal, you had to file Notice of Appeal [Indiana Appellate Rule 9] or a Motion to Correct Error [Indiana Trial Rule 59] within 30 days of the court's order.
If there is a MISTAKE or surprise or "excusable neglect" or...View More
If you are the defendant, and you're in Lake or Porter and some of the surrounding counties in NW Indiana, a copy of the police report was given to your attorney of record in discovery. Not certain that it happens in Newton County Superior, but I'm certain it happens in Lake, Porter,...View More
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