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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Indiana on
Q: I'm on disability and have alot of debt . I keep getting taken to court and payment arrangements made which I can't affo

Can they do anything to me about my debts and should I file bankruptcy?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 30, 2022

It sounds as though you may need to file bankruptcy but you should discuss with a competent bankruptcy lawyer as to your options before you decide.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Can I fight judgement interest if I wasn't notified of the judgement?

I received proceedings supplemental in May of this year for $9000 the original judgement was for $6000 dollars. I had no idea about the judgment as I was never served papers and never notified of any judgement against me. Will I be able to fight the interest accrued?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 30, 2022

If you were not served, yes. Otherwise, likrly not.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: I had a unsat judgement driver's license suspension expire in 2014 in Indiana. Will i now be able to get a license?

When I was 17 I got into a car accident in Indiana. It was a friend's car. I was found at fault for the accident. I had an unsat judgement against me in 2007 and it expired 2014. Due to severe anxiety I just never tried to get my license again and over time forgot about the judgement. Now that... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jun 25, 2022

If the suspension ended in 2014 then there should be no reason it would prevent you getting a license. However, there may be a reinstatement fee. Also, there could be other reasons preventing you from getting a valid license. If you do not have a myBMV account, set one up and look at your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Indiana on
Q: I was visiting my parents with our cat. Their neighbor baited and trapped it and had it spayed what recourse do I have?

My dad ask him if he did it and he admitted it,even told him where he took it to have it done. He sign papers at the vet stating he owned the cat and was responsible for it. We are from Kentucky and were visiting my parents in elwood in.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Presumably, the trap was set on the neighbor's property so the cat could not have been trapped unless it was out of your control, on the neighbor's property. If your father's neighbor does this routinely, to decrease the surplus population of feral cats, it is commendable that he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Indiana on
Q: Do Indiana crime labs have the technology or ability to tell (test) if it's hemp or marijuana

I read an article by Forbes magazine which claimed that indiana didn't have the ability to tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. Now if they can how easy is it? Would it take a long time and would it be costly to the state

Greg Spencer
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Greg Spencer
answered on Jun 23, 2022

I have seen the language in the lab work from the State "Marijuana THC percent not determined". Hopefully at some point in the future they would be able and/or interested in trying to determine that percentage.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Ik someone with a mis Warrant? How long will the sheriff wait to serve the warrant they live in Hendricks County Indiana

I have a friend who was just made aware they have a misdemeanor arrest warrant in Hendricks County Indiana I'm trying to find out how long the sheriff waits to serve the warrant

Greg Spencer
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Greg Spencer
answered on Jun 23, 2022

A warrant can be served any time, depending on the seriousness of the offense and if the defendant is considered dangerous or not. If it is just a misdemeanor check mycase.in.gov to see if bond can be posted. Generally the sooner a defendant gets out of the warrant status the better. It is better... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: officer question me about a house that had been broken into and some spoons someone said I sold them I did not.

I never sold any spoon and I told him I did not break in the house. all he has is someone saying I sold them spoon. Can he arrest me

Greg Spencer
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Greg Spencer
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Please keep in mind that an arrest is not a conviction. Sometimes innocent people get arrested. If you are proven innocent the charges will then be dismissed. Another important issue to keep in mind that you have the right to have an attorney present any time you are questioned by police. If you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: What form do you file when judge takes away surved time and awarded time for programs surved days after sentencing

No sentence modification was filed for defendant or by state, 118 actual surved day and 180 awarded for rehabilitation programs in jail completed how do we get it back or reverse the modification after sentencing. The judge originally gave correct actually days in sentencing but 5 days later... Read more »

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 21, 2022

It is not clear what you are asking from the question above.

I have yet to find a judge unwilling to give credit for actual time served in the jail. I would recommend you speak with an attorney directly about the calculation of the served time, the good time credit days for this offense,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on
Q: Can I get pro Bono or low Income lawyer for my divorce
James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You are not entitled to an appointed attorney in a divorce. The only time you are legally entitled to court-appointed counsel is when you are facing possible jail time (e.g. contempt of court for not paying child support, criminal cases, etc.).

However, there are several programs like Legal...
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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 Custody for Indiana on
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 Energy, Oil and Gas and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I sue a gas station for refusing to give me a receipt for gas purchase and being racist to me.

I went to purchase gas at a gas station and the machine was out of receipts, I went inside to ask for one. The worker was very racist and rude in her talk and refused to give me a receipt. I asked why she said I don’t know how but she mentioned that she has been working at the place for 20 years.... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 20, 2022

Workers' Compensation is an area of law that deals with work-related injuries.

It is illegal for a retail merchant to refuse to provide you with a receipt. The situation that you describe happens EVERY day. A remote printer either runs out of paper, misfeeds, jams, or runs out of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: If I inherit property from my father can child support put a lien on the property for back child support that is owed

The child is an adult now.There is no child support order just the old support that is owed

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

The answer depends on information not provided in your question. Those details are best discussed directly with an attorney, in any event.

If the back support has been reduced to a judgment against you, then your ex can use normal debt collection processes to collect the back support. If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: My landlady just told me that she got together with other local landlady/lords and that they are all raising rent.

Someone told me that this is price gouging and coercion. Is this true

Michael Ray Smith
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Michael Ray Smith
answered on Jun 16, 2022

Depending on the specific facts, it could be an antitrust violation known as price fixing. To find out more, contact an attorney who practices in the area of antitrust or the Indiana Attorney General's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: My boyfriend is currently facing charges in Indiana but a federal indictment out of Kansas. What happens from here.

The Indiana judge said for him to be released Friday but he didn’t get out. Will the feds come get him or will they wait for the case here to be resolved?

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on Jun 13, 2022

The US Marshall's Office has likely put a detainer on him to keep him from being released. They will come get him from his current location when they get around to it. They may wait until the current state case is resolved. They may not. The detainer will prevent him from bonding out in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: If my dog broke off his chain and my neighbor ran him over can I sue him? He never stopped! Never braked!

Never checked his rearview mirror! I'm in Indiana. And if he would of stopped and i would have know sooner i may have been able to save him. 20 mins after he was hit i found him suffering in pain. This guy and his wife speed on all the streets in my little town constantly. Before this event we... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 12, 2022

In Indiana, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident with a domesticated animal before you call the pet's owner or animal control. As a dog lover, I feel your pain. That said, if the driver had lost control while taking evasive action, you would be responsible for all property damage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: If you get a successful completion of work release can they file a warrant for a violation a month after your release

My husband was released a month ago from work release. He was given a successful release completion signed the paperwork and was released on good terms no trouble while he was in there and now they have filed a warrant for a violation.. If there were any violations shouldnt they have dealt with it... Read more »

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

In Indiana, the state has up to one year to file violations as long as the violation occurred during the term of confinement or probation. You need to carefully read the violation petition to see what it is they are claiming he did to violate his work release conditions.

I would recommend...
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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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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Can you drive car without driver side mirror I only l have passengers mirror can you get pull over for I?

Indianapolis

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 8, 2022

Can you drive? Yes, but it's not legal and you could get pulled over for it. Just be careful and perhaps go get a driver's side mirror.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I received a speeding ticket in a company vehicle. Whos responsible for payer the ticket? My employer or me?
Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on Jun 7, 2022

You would be responsible to pay the ticket since you were the one who committed the infraction. However, the company would have to send proof to the BMV on your behalf to show the vehicle was insured. If you pay the ticket, it will put points on your record and could cause your own insurance... Read more »

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