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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: Is attempt robbery a violent crime in state of Indiana
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 29, 2020

Yes

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Can my ex-wife keep me from seeing my kids all because she's upset with me and what can I do about it?

We have joint custody but she's the primary

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 29, 2020

She cannot see you from seeing your children if there is a court order that gives you the right to see them. If she is withholding them for an unjustified reason, you may want to consider taking her to court for contempt. You should speak with a family law attorney to get more information on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: I have a ten year old daughter and have custody. My ex just started a second shift job and as a result is not getting

His mid week visit. He wants to take it on my weekends. Doesn't first right of refusal apply? I keep getting hassled about it and am at the end of my rope. He was working first shift and got moved to second shift. He also does not keep a job longer than six months. I really need help. Thank you

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 29, 2020

He cannot force you to give up your weekends just because he started a new shift. The better way to handle this would be for him (or you) to request a modification of the custody order from the court, or for the two of you to simply work out an agreement to modify it on your own and then file that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on
Q: Divorce is pending and he stopped paying everything and refused to leave can I legally make him leave

I filed for a divorce the beginning of oct and he still living here and has stopped paying everything he won’t pay any bills won’t help buying food nothing! He’s not physically abusive Is there a way I can make him leave until we go to court

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 29, 2020

Yes, you need to request what is called a "provisional order" from the court. This will allow you to have temporary orders put in place while the divorce is pending. You can ask the court to make him leave the house during that time. You should speak with an attorney, or contact your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Father was ordered to pay child support in 2016 and has never paid anything. Why isn’t the state keeping track of this?
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 29, 2020

They may be. If there was a court order in place, and child support was properly set up, then the state should be keeping track. However, you may need to contact them or initiate a court filing in order to hold the father responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Is there a way to stop my sons fathers girlfriend from "third party interference"?

I am having some third party interference issues from my sons fathers girlfriend. We have joint legal custody, but cannot co parent well and I believe its because of her interference. She includes herself in things that should be me included in, as the mother. Recently I went to my sons fathers... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 29, 2020

The girlfriend is not to be participating in this way, since you and the father have legal custody of your son. However, you may need to take it the matter to court to have that firmly established.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: How do I break a lease on a tenant who signed a two year lease. I need it to end at the one year.

Was having a roof replaced on the home, needed to go inside with the contractor. Went inside and I was appalled, it was disgusting. And there was a dog that I told her she was not allowed, which is definately NOT trained. I had been in the home on several occasions and it had never been like that... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 29, 2020

You can seek to evict them for not taking care of the property. They likely have an obligation to do so either under your lease, or under I.C. 32-31-7-5. If they have failed to do so that could be grounds for eviction, and would allow you to terminate the lease early.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: How often do landlords have to paint house in indiana?

How often do landlords have to paint house in indiana? We are in this house for 6 years now and they don't want to paint waste money of money as they said

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 29, 2020

There is no set time frame, but the landlord has a duty to keep the house in good condition. See I.C. 32-31-8-5. Hope that helps.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Indiana on
Q: Do you have to ask the trustee to sell your house in a chapter 13 and your house is not included?

I paid the back mortgage payments up that my attorney had me miss to create debt. The plan now only has credit and vehicle.

Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar answered on Oct 27, 2020

Yes you need to get permission from the trustee to sell the asset, and you may have to turn over the proceeds from the sale, if any, to the trustee to satisfy the Chapter 13 Plan.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: If previously convicted of federal crime is all crimes committed after that considered federal

Was convicted of manufacturing a long time ago and it was a federal charge

Recently got totally different charge is the new charge considered federal also

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 26, 2020

Simply because you were prosecuted and convicted of federal charges does not make all future charges federal. The feds have criminal statutes as does the state, however it depends on who prosecutes you for new offenses. Some criminal laws are strictly state charges and some are strictly federal,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Indiana on
Q: if im 17 and have a domestic violence case and no contact order against my 18 year old boyfriend

can i request to the judge to drop my charges against him ? will i get introuble, i wasnt lying when the police report happened but i didnt want charges to be pressed when it happened and did not want a no contact order either , they did that themseleves. what can i do to drop the charges and no... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 26, 2020

Contact the Victim's Assistant at the Prosecutor's Office and advise them of your thoughts about the case. The prosecutor has the decision on what happens, however, they have to at least take your thoughts into consideration.

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Indiana on
Q: i have a light industrial building behind me, the building emits noise from the chillers which are on the roof

24/7 this constant noise if effecting my sleep and living habits any remedy here ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 25, 2020

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, these settings are difficult. One option is to consult with an Indiana attorney to review the applicable noise laws for your area. Permissible noise levels for set times throughout the day... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: I was pulled over. I did not receive a ticket, but the officer told me he was giving me a citation. What does this mean?
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 23, 2020

You may get a citation in the mail.

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Q: I have tried to get into my S.S. account, I have been to the office a lot. They send me home with a temp password, don't

help at all. When I sign in it says my information is not correct. I know my info. I have ask them to go into my account and see what is wrong. they won't do it. Today I posted on their page I was FED UP. So they gave me a number for help, I called and was on hold forever so I hung up. What... Read more »

Kenneth Prigmore
Kenneth Prigmore answered on Oct 21, 2020

When you talk to people at SSA, you will find they have a wide variety of knowledge and motivation to help citizens. Don't let one person there make you think they can't help you. Some just answer the phone and have no answers. Others seem to be on a mission to helping as many people as... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Hi I have an initial hearing scheduled for this wed 10/21 and have no representation for the hearing.

This is to set initial custody child support etc.

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 20, 2020

You should consider contacting one of the lawyers on Justia to see if you can set up a brief consultation to review your matter. Having representation for a case like this can be very helpful. If you cannot find an attorney by the time of tomorrow's hearing, you can ask the court for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I refuse to testify against my husband?

My husband was arrested earlier this year for domestic battery against me. He was released on his own recognizance a couple of days after the incident. I testified in my husband's favor during his initial hearing and the judge, very kindly, let him go with a condition to follow a substance... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 19, 2020

You have been subpoenaed and are required to appear in court. If you do not show, the prosecutor can request a body attachment where the court would issue a warrant for your arrest. You would stay in jail until you were brought in front of the judge who could compel you to testify. There is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Indiana on
Q: Can we legally give cards to our neighbors that say like a good neighbor (business name) is there?

We wanted to hand out gift baskets to our neighbor offices and were not sure if it was copyright infringement ?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2020

You're correct that this is a business law matter, but your post remains open for four weeks. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you might have better chances of a response if you reposted and added Copyright and Trademark as categories. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: My husband was arrested for a fta in 1 county I pailed bailed 16 days ago he has a hold for other county

How many days can they hold for other county

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Oct 19, 2020

The county that has the hold should be making travel arrangements to get him. If there is no other reason for him to be in the county that is holding him, it is possible the county with the hold does not know he is ready to be transported. You may want to call the jail in that county and ask that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Trademark for Indiana on
Q: How can I contest a trademark claim in which someone is claiming rights to my name and art?

The person who filed an LLC and trademark with indiana is acting in bad faith. I never gave them permission and she is claiming to have rights to "all" my art work. In the legal forms it reads "jane doe owns all rights to art by john doe" I never gave her rights I haven't... Read more »

Floyd Edwin Ivey
Floyd Edwin Ivey answered on Oct 16, 2020

This is a contract and interference with business matter and is largely factual in nature. Your cost benefit analysis will guide you in ignoring the party or in getting an attorney to assist you in terminating her complaints. See an attorney who can assist in court in the county where she resides.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Indiana on
Q: I am seeking some advice for a situation that I was in 8 years ago
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Oct 15, 2020

Your question is not specific enough to answer.

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