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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Indiana on
Q: Why would a prosecutor ask for records to be sealed in a criminal drug case?
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Feb 16, 2019

Most likely to protect a confidential informant.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Estate Planning for Indiana on
Q: I have a deceased Father that I just learned about through DNA. The family is not forthcoming in any information .

I desperately want to know about the Dad I never knew. The internet is not helpful. Am I entitled to any info or possibly something of my Dads? Do I have to file something?

James Whitney
James Whitney answered on Jan 14, 2019

I can relate as I found my biological father through a combination of DNA and paper trail research long after he had deceased.

Unfortunately, those in our situation have no legal rights as heirs or children without initiating steps to solidify our status as a child of the father we found....
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Indiana on
Q: We 3 siblings own our dead mother's house. Only my sister has access to utility bills. I pay sister but nothing on.

What can I do about this?

Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch answered on Mar 11, 2017

If all of you are on the deed you should all have access to pay the utility bills. If your sister is supposed to be paying the utility bills but is not, stop paying her for the utility bills and contact the utility companies directly to pay off the outstanding balances in order to get the power and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Indiana on
Q: Do i have to settle if i already signed the papers at a mediation?
Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on May 16, 2014

I wish you gave us some more information. However, assuming you participated in mediation and agreed at mediation to settle the case, then that settlement is binding. In other words, your question "do I have to settle" is moot because you already did. Of course, this answer assumes that the papers... Read more »

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Q: What recourse does a 50% owner have if the other is allowing folk to occupy jointly-held property rent free?

Inherited home after Mom's death. Great nephew is living there having refused to sign a lease. Not credit-worthy.

the other joint-owner who wants to keep property for her grandson's use was asked to buy me out. She refuses. But wants the home for her family without seeing to proper... Read more »

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed answered on Nov 21, 2013

Mediation only works if both sides want to save the expense of litigation. You can't force the other side into a productive mediation. By its nature, mediation involves compromise by both sides, so if only one side is willing to compromise, the mediation will fail.

Binding arbitration is a...
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