Indiana Questions & Answers

Q: Can a probation violation be reported anonymously?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Absolutely a call can be made to his probation officer
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Q: Can you use information in court from a fake Facebook account that proves mother is doing stuff she's not supposed to?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

I'm not sure what you mean by 'fake Facebook account' but I assume you mean that your mother created a Facebook account in someone else's name and is using it to engage in activities she's otherwise barred by the court or the state from doing. Yes, social media can be used as evidence in court.
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Q: I am the custodial parent of my daughter. Do I need to be working in order to recieve child support here in Indiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

No, you do not need to be working in order to receive child support. The support is for your child, not you.
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Q: What does a DUI lawyer charge ?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

It depends on the circumstances of the case and the level of the offense and any prior history. You can expect $1000 - $2500 for a first offense depending on the skill and knowledge of the attorney you hire.
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Q: what kind of proof can I take to court showing I no longer own a dog that I had?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

If you need to prove that you no longer own the dog then you are going to have to show evidence of what happened to him. If you had the dog put down, a vet report and bill would show that, or the dog's medical records. If you sold the dog, show a receipt of sale. If you gave the dog to someone, have that person give you a receipt for the dog or have them sign an affidavit stating that they now own the dog.
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Q: Does the breed of my dog stop me from being able to adopt my brother?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

In adoption like any other matter relating to child custody, almost everything is is considered. Everything must be done in the best interests of the child.

So is the breed of your dog relevant to adoption? It could be. The history of your dog's temperament is probably more important than the breed. There are probably bigger concerns at play though, like if you can provide a safe and loving environment for your brother to grow up in.
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Q: I am divorced but still sharing the hone with my ex. Can I make him leave the home?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

No, you cannot. If you own the home in your name only you can evict him like a landlord would. This should have been addressed in your divorce decree.
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Q: Can I as the child receive my dads child support instead of my mom, because I'm still a minor and dont live with her?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

No. No court is ever going to sign off on a minor receiving child support payments directly. I assume your mother is your custodial parent. Even if you are not living with her, if she is still supporting you and is your legal guardian she is the one entitled to receive the child support payments. If she is not spending it on you, your upkeep or your expenses, that is an issue the court should be aware of.
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Q: On my ticket the officer put the wrong license plate number and license plate type.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Not likely to get the case dismissed because the errors by the officer are easily fixed. You can contact the prosecutors office to see about the infraction deferral program or hire an attorney to see about getting the ticket reduced. If you pay the ticket, go to court and admit, or go to trial and lose, the ticket will put six points on your record which is likely to increase your insurance.
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Q: My girlfriend ran to Florida can I fight for custody from Indianapolis he is not safe.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

If you are the father of the baby and the baby is a resident of Indiana you can file for custody of the baby in Indiana even though she is now in Florida. The tricky part will be serving her the papers since she is several states away. I'd urge you to file sooner rather than later before she establishes the baby's residence as Florida and files for herself.

Contact a local family law attorney in your area that handles chidl custody cases. Do so ASAP.
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Q: I have emergency temporary custody of my niece because my sister went to jail for battery. Can she come get her?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

This question is probably best directed towards the child or social services that placed your niece with you in the first place rather than strangers on the internet. If the child was removed from the home, the state may have requirements that she needs to meet before they sign off on returning the niece to her custody.

Contact social services or child services to get clarification on the situation.
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Q: If my daughter father took her to Mexico and now ignoring my calls and txt can I fly to get her

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

There is no way to give an answer based on the information provided. I'm not even sure if you are married to the father. If you believe your daughter's father has kidnapped her and brought her to another country in an attempt to get her away from you, you should contact the authorities ASAP for assistance. If you knew they were leaving together on a vacation and you signed off on that vacation, things are a little more murky.

Again, if you believe that your daughter's father has...
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Q: Indiana, mom passed 1 yr ago, her husband passed now. Land and bank acct in both names. Do we have rights to anything?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

There's no way to provide a proper answer. If your mother had a will she could have left everything to her husband. if that's the case then her husband owned all of her property at the time of his death. If he has a will he can leave the property and assets to whomever he wants.

If neither of them had a will, under intestacy laws your mother's children would be obligated to a portion of her estate. What that could include is whatever she owned in her name. This would most likely NOT...
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Q: My ex-husband died in a car accident - am I allowed to make a wrongful death claim?

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

If you are divorced, no unless you are named executor of his estate. If he had minor children by you then you may file a claim on their behalf.
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Q: What options are available to people who are on SSD an are being taken to Small Claims Court for Credit Cards and Med.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

If you are having struggles with making payments on your debts you may want to consult with a bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options.

That said, if your only source of income is SSD chances are high that you meet indigent status and your income falls below a certain threshold where debt collectors would be unable to garnish your income. If you fall below a certain level of income you may be 'judgment proof' because your income is so low you would be unable to survive on whatever is...
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Q: Facebook and cps false allegations made of drugs and child abuse as well as residency. Proof of being false. What's next

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Child Custody, Small Claims and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

You may have a claim, but these types of claims are not only extremely difficult to prove, they also rarely pay out as there is no insurance and most individuals don't have the money to pay a substantial verdict. You also have to show the economic harm that these statements have caused, which is quite difficult.
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Q: I have a letter stating we paid rent and deposit for the month. Landlord now wants us out bc of work that needs done.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

A simple paper with the essential terms of the lease (rent amount, duration, the names of the parties) can act as a valid lease or at least evidence of an agreement that one party intends to rent out property to another.

That said, there are a lot of unknowns here. If you had a lease for a set amount of time longer than one month, your landlord is essentially asking you to a mutual release from the lease agreement. You are within your right to do that, or more likely your fiance is...
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Q: I received a summons in the state of INDIANA

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

You do not get a warrant for failure to appear for the initial hearing. As the summons stated, it may result in what is called a default judgment against you which is where the other side gets everything they ask for automatically because you were not there at the appointed time. If you were to then not pay that judgment and the opposing side asks for another hearing to determine your ability to pay after your nonpayment, you may then get a warrant out for contempt of court if you do not show...
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Q: My roommate wants to kick us out. She said we are her tenants but she isn't the landlord. Can she kick us out?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 17, 2017

The answer will depend on whether or not you are tenants or sub-tenants. If you all rent from the landlord, you are all tenants. If you rent from her and she rents from the landlord, you are sub-tenants. If you are sub-tenants, she can evict you. If you are tenants to the landlord and not to her, only the landlord can evict you.

Easiest way to figure this out is to review your lease agreement. If she is not the person you rent from, you do not have to worry about her evicting you...
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Q: My wife has left and has said she has paperwork ready to file, she has been caught several times with another married

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Answered on Jul 17, 2017

You need to consult with a family law/divorce attorney in your area ASAP. Your attorney can address all of these issues but you need do this ASAP. I cannot stress that enough. If you are afraid your spouse will leave you impoverished as leverage in a divorce a divorce attorney can walk you through this. You may also be able to work out payment for the attorney if you have been cut off and she has cleaned out your accounts. But, as I stated before, you need to do this as soon as possible before...
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