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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: I'm living in the house it was my grandparents I took care of my grandparents until they passed the house is supposed to

Tonight amongst my mom my uncle's they keep moving the data visit when I'm supposed to be out even though they told me 30 days from the closing they didn't give me any kind of notice and told me just the other day that it was time to get out and that they were going out today that... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Internet Law for Indiana on
Q: In Indiana what happens if an adult female sexts a 16 yr old male

Female 39 yrs old sexts 16 yrs old male. They then turn 40 and 17. They sext over Snapchat and it is mutually consensual. What can happen to the adult female?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: What would stop an existing case

My nephew's and nieces were involved in a school bus accident almost a year ago but the case was dropped all of sudden.. now my is question is what reason why an attorney firm would drop the case

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: I am wanting to file a seperation / protective order how does this work

Is he allowed to come back to the property

Is he required to pay child support

Derrick  Storms
Derrick Storms PRO label
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A Protective Order also called an Order of Protection can be filed in Family Court, Divorce Court, or Criminal Court. In order to exclude your spouse or significant other from the home, you will need to request an exclusionary order. This will require you to allege specific dates in your... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: What can grandparents do as far as obtaining visitation order, What can be done if they keep me or child from speaking

Sole physical custody issued in California and I now live in Indiana. Father never calls child even though court order says he can. I however continue to communicate even if he doesnt reply. When she is with him over breaks I exercise my right to call her every other day. His mother now feels... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: How do I get divorced when the marriage was never filed with indiana?

I have his last name, we filed taxes as married, 4 years into marriage I went to request a copy of our marriage license before starting the divorce and it doesn't exist. I contacted the clerk and she said it was applied for but never submitted and I needed to contact a lawyer. I need to move... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: What paperwork & in which court do I file requesting my sons autopsy photos from the sheriffs department?

My son died last year, I have police reports/some body cams/ autopsy report. However I keep requesting as next of kin the autopsy photos. Coroners office says they did not take any, the sheriffs department took them therefor I have to go thru them. Sheriffs dept. say it’s their policy to not... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: A parent quailifies for Indiana state insurance, the parent refuses to insure the child. Is this legal?

I am a father that has rights through the Indiana Parenting Time guidelines and pays weekly child support. The mother of my child qualifies for Indiana Medicaid health insurance (she doesn’t work) and has her own coverage; yet she refuses to insure my child (or her other child) who both qualify.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Can you change a court order if both parties agree without going to court?

I have had custody for 2 years now. He pays child support and has our son every other weekend. We agreed in court that he is allowed to claim our son every other year on taxes. I was wondering if there was a way to change the court order without going to court? He claims him every other year but he... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Tax Law and Probate for Indiana on
Q: My father's estate is worth less than 90k, his accountant says we need to file taxes, my estate lawyer says we don't?

Who is correct? He passed in 2021. I am the executor of the unsupervised estate; we filed his income taxes for 2021. I have sold all the assets, 2 cars and a rental house that he never received any rent from the tenants.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Banking for Indiana on
Q: I would like to claim my grandfather's property, he has been dead since 1997. I need help with the forms.

Since the property has been unclaimed this long I would like to do this discretely and not have to distribute the property with the rest of my family.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: The sheriffs department has denied me copies of the autopsy pictures from my sons autopsy, how can I obtain them?

County coroners office says they did not take pictures of autopsy(only investigative pictures from the scene and they won’t release those) but the sheriffs department did take pics of autopsy. I have requested them and they denied them but I need them to have his case properly investigated.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Aug 15, 2022

You offer no explanation for asserting that you know autopsy photos exist or why the Coroner and the Sheriff would prevent you from getting them. The easiest way to memorialize your request for the documents is to make a FOIA request. Serve one on the corner and serve another on the sheriff.... Read more »

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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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Does having a closed dcfs case automatically disqualify someone from adoption?

My husband has a daughter, her biological mother has not seen or talked to her in a year and a half. I would like to adopt her through stepparent adoption. We know we would have to argue for her rights to be involuntarily terminated for abandonment. My issue is, I have a DCFS case because prior to... Read more »

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

Based on the facts you provide in your question, it is likely you won't have much trouble with an adoption. However, because you have that CPS record, it would be helpful to hire a family law attorney to guide you through the process and iron out any wrinkles with the court regarding your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Can the state still collect child support although the father has been paying me monthly and ive reported it?

I moved to indiana from cali. When i lived in cali, i had to apply for help as i had a min paying job and the father became the daycare as daycare was outrageously expensive. He did side jobs and gave me money. I reported this as well. We eventually worked out our differences and moved to indiana... Read more »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 10, 2022

Indiana does not allow retroactive changes to child support. However, you can explain to a court that payments were made to satisfy child support to eliminate arrearages.

You should probably get the child support re-calculated now that your financial and expense situations are different...
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