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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Lawyer is dropping me in ten days my intogeratory questions r due should I give those to a lawyer that drops me?

She dropping me because I cannot pay her any more lump sums I paid 6250 she wants another 4000 and she still hasn’t got my falsely accused protection order lifted

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Q: What does it mean when a lawyer files strike in a temporary guardianship custody battle

My children's father had a DCS case open last year and it was just getting dragged on and dragged on so we both had agreed to give his mother temporary guardianship and now that I file to terminate it she's causing me a lot of problems and trying not to let me have my kids back it says... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Can you get into trouble for not allowing child to go with fathers choice of providing transportation for his weekends?

My fiancé has visitation every other weekend and 1 day through the week and he is to provide transportation. Can his ex deny his child leaving just because she doesn't like his choice for who does the transportation.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Am I legally allowed to sign myself out of class?

I live in Indiana, I’m 18, and I’m bored of sitting in my class when I have nothing else to do. Almost all my grades are perfect. But, I do have 1 D grade in English. But Other than that I have nothing but good grades this year. I am legally not emancipated I believe because I still live with... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Do I have to have my exes permission to take my kids out of state for a day

Nothing is said in divorce decree about not having permission

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: My ex and I have a temp order that ends in Aug. He begged me and begged for a year to let him move back to Texas

With the kids. I broke and let him. Now with me having same job same home for yrs and he had moved 4 times and was engaged twice within a year shows me he is unstable. What are my chances if getting full custody?

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jul 9, 2022

There is much confusion about what "custody" actually means.

If there is an active case in Indiana for either Paternity or Divorce, then any party wanting to move out of Indiana is going to have the burden of explaining why that move is in the child's best interests....
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Q: Married when baby was born. She didn't put father on birth certificate against his wishes. Got a divorce a month after

baby was born. Then she gave her rights up to her mother against his wishes.....now she lives 2 hours away and will only let him seed her if he comes down. She tried saying that he raped her while she was pregnant. He didn't. they been together 10 years.

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 20, 2022

The question is a bit confusing. Here is what I think will help.

First, the divorce decree needs to be checked to see if the court presumed the husband to be the father. If she was divorced just a month after birth, then it is likely the divorce decree either has language acknowledging...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: How can I get proof of sole legal custody of my child? There’s no custody order because I was unwed to his father.

I’ve called the clerks office and they don’t seem to know. I need documentation of the sole legal custody to apply for passport.

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 6, 2022

Indiana Code 31-14-13-1 states that the biological mother of a child born out-of-wedlock has sole legal custody of the child. There are exceptions, but absent a court order this is the general rule.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Soon to be ex scare tactics or?

Soon to be ex husband says his lawyer said he doesn’t have to prove me incompetent to get full custody just that he’s the better situation. In his mind he's the better situation because he's the money maker. I'm still however fully capable of taking care of my children and have... Read more »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 1, 2022

The fact that your ex has a lawyer only underscores the importance for you to retain an attorney and ask these detailed questions to that attorney in a confidential setting.

More generally, the legal standard in Indiana is the "best interests of the children" meaning that the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Does suspended parenting time mean NO CONTACT?

My parenting time has been suspended pending a hair follicle test being submitted to the court and my ex-husband in Indiana.. does that mean NO CONTACT? He won't let me speak to them by phone and has even changed my son's play station account password and email so I can't send vbucks.

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 22, 2022

It is impossible to answer your question specifically with the information provided. Also, it would not be appropriate to provide more detail in this venue.

I would presume from what you have shared that the Court simply suspended in-person parenting time. You should read the actual order...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: How do I file a motion to consolidate my custody hearing for two children on two separate houses?

Both parent are attending eachother hearing in cahoots to alienate me from my child with various accusations. I would like to consolidate the cases so that I do not have to go from court to court, and can go to the same hearing and court for both children

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 22, 2022

There are rules of procedure that make this theoretically possible, but it is not at all common in practice.

Your best bet would be to hire an experienced attorney who can put together a compelling argument for why the Court should at least consolidate the evidentiary hearings for the two...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: I live in indiana and was granted sole custody of my girls. My daughter turned 18 in August and had a baby the day befor

My ex husband was abusive and is racist. My daughters baby is mixed. 3 weeks ago she stormed out of my house with the baby because I said her boyfriend had to leave. What can I do to protect the baby or stop my daughter from taking him to Alabama. My ex husba beat me and my kids and my grandson... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Dec 6, 2021

By default, your daughter, as the parent of a child born out-of-wedlock, has sole legal custody of the child and may make decisions on the child's behalf. However, if you feel the child is truly in danger and/or have evidence of the same, you can contact CPS to request an investigation, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: What should I do. I don't even know my choices here.

My ex & I have joint custody with me being the sole care giver. He hasn't had our kids since the weekend of August 15th. Our son was hit by a car on August 29th & was transported to the hospital where he had 2 surgeries & was in the hospital for a week. His dad came for 2 hours the... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Oct 5, 2021

Very sorry to hear about your son, I hope he makes a full recovery. Regarding the custody questions, if the father is not exercising the time he is entitled to under the current order, you may consider requesting a modification of the order to something that better fits the situation. Also, on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: What can i do if the mother who has primary withholds her address so I won't know where my kids are staying
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Sep 21, 2021

If you have a court order and/or share some form of custody of the children, you are entitled to know that information. You might consider filing a motion for contempt against mother. It might also be a good idea to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Order dismissing Upon motion of the petitioner, this action is dismissed without prejudice and stricken from the docket
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Sep 14, 2021

It is unclear what exactly you are asking, but just as a general answer, if a filing or an action was "dismissed without prejudice and stricken," that means that the court has terminated it and will take no further action on it, but the "without prejudice" part means that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: I was served with court papers from my ex boyfriend for paternity/custody. I’m not pregnant what do I do?
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Sep 2, 2021

You may consider filing a counterclaim or challenging his paternity in court. However, your question does not provide many specifics so it is difficult to say. You might seriously consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: My ex is dating a child predator, I have asked that he not be allowed around my daughter, this wish has not been done.

How do I get him to stay away from my daughter

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Aug 3, 2021

You may need to consider filing a petition with the court to modify parenting time or otherwise restrict this person's access to your children. You should consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Are overnights allowed on court ordered supervised visits?

Grandma does the supervising

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Jun 28, 2021

That's not the norm but it will depend on what is stated in your court order. Consult the order for that and you may also want to consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney to get clarity on this and other issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: My daughter dropped her two kids off said she can't take care of them what are my options?

One is 3 one will be a year in two days and has down syndrome

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Jun 21, 2021

If you are willing and able to take care of the children, then a guardianship may be a good option for you. You should speak with an experienced attorney to discuss details about how to undertake that.

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