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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Indiana on
Q: Hello I need to find what forms i need to file with the court so my husband can adopt my daughter.

bio dad is not around hasnt been in over three years. i have two other children with my current husband.i dont think bio dad will try to stop it but i cant get ahold of him to sign his rights over im in indiana

Kurt Kazmierczak
Kurt Kazmierczak answered on Sep 21, 2021

You can get sample forms from the clerk, or possibly even at your county's website. Without the biological dad around to consent, there are things that need to be addressed with the court in order for this to have a chance at working. This is a scenario that can get very complicated very... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: What can i do if the mother who has primary withholds her address so I won't know where my kids are staying
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 21, 2021

If you have a court order and/or share some form of custody of the children, you are entitled to know that information. You might consider filing a motion for contempt against mother. It might also be a good idea to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in detail.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Indiana on
Q: I wrapped a huge rv for a company.Spent every dime I was given on vinyl and installers and a garage large enough to fit

The rv and then the clients didn't like the rv outcome told me to remove all that was done and now they say I can have criminal charges how so?They didn't like the outcome and said remove.I spent all the money given on this wrap to now I feel I need to file bankruptcy.I have no money to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 18, 2021

There is no criminal conduct in what you described. Cease all communications with them. There is no money to refund.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Indiana on
Q: Is asking to only being required to work 8 hours a day 5 days a week and 40 hours a week undue hardhip on my employer

Is requesting accomodation to only be required to work no more than 5days a week 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week due to my mental health issue a undue hardship on my employer

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Sep 15, 2021

Whether your request is an undue burden depends on many things, including the size of your employer, your position and your job duties, and the need (if any) for you to work in excess of 40 hours per week. A request for an accommodation triggers the employer's duty to engage in an interactive... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: What are the chances of him getting visitation

I have a court date to establish paternity of my daughter. It was filed by her father. He hasn't financially supported her, contacted her or seen her since she was 5 months old. She is now 3 years old. He was arrested when she was 5 months old for domestic violence against me and my 1 year old... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 14, 2021

The court will certainly consider the factors you mentioned, all of which are weighty. However, the ultimate decision is at the discretion of the judge, and it would be impossible to give hard predictions with such little information. You should seriously consider sitting down with an experienced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Order dismissing Upon motion of the petitioner, this action is dismissed without prejudice and stricken from the docket
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 14, 2021

It is unclear what exactly you are asking, but just as a general answer, if a filing or an action was "dismissed without prejudice and stricken," that means that the court has terminated it and will take no further action on it, but the "without prejudice" part means that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Hi my husband is only child His mother given poa to nephew She has dementia They trying to put her in home

They are trying to put her in nursing home without notifying my husband.

Also they are trying to take her money out back

And sell her property. They are trying to keep it hush. Can they put her in home without his consent. Again he is only child.

Because while she was in... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 14, 2021

Unfortunately your question is not clearly enough posed to give any type of substantive answer. It might be a good idea to sit down with an experience probate or family attorney, to discuss your case in detail and get the answers you are looking for.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Q: Revoked license in IL, driving in Indianapolis on a valid Michigan drivers license. Is there a punishment, from IMPD?

Could Indianapolis police arrest the driver, having previously been revoked in Illinois despite the valid Michigan license?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 13, 2021

All mentioned states are the members of the Interstate Compact Agreement that share driver's information for the purposes of issuing, revoking, and suspending one's privileges.

Thus, by routine traffic stop, an Indiana police officer or a state trooper may see the actual status...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: My granddaughter was hurt at school Thursday and I wasn't notified or no note sent home she did she the school nurse

Took her to doctor she has a broken arm had to take her to orthopedic for cast and appt next week if not healing properly she will need surgery

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 12, 2021

Though certainly appropriate, the school has no duty to notify you. Moreover, you offer no facts to suggest that the school was responsible for her injury or that the delay in medical care resulted in further harm. If the school caused your child's injury or the delay made the injury worse... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Before a plaintiff can recover for proximate cause what must the plaintiff prove?

The proximate cause theory of liability was used to convict somebody; what must the plaintiff prove before the paints can use proximate cause theory as basis for his/her case?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 3, 2021

One way is to establish that whatever happened was reasonably foreseeable given the Defendant's actions or failure to act.

"Conviction" refers to Criminal law, only."

If you were looking for something different, please re-write the question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: I was served with court papers from my ex boyfriend for paternity/custody. I’m not pregnant what do I do?
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 2, 2021

You may consider filing a counterclaim or challenging his paternity in court. However, your question does not provide many specifics so it is difficult to say. You might seriously consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Indiana on
Q: Can civil resititution be added into a bankruptcy
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 31, 2021

Depends on the nature of the restitution.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: If police found drugs and paraphernalia after a house fire; how long do they have to press charges?
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 30, 2021

If the charges are misdemeanors then 2 years if they would be felony charges, then 5 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is backing out of a private driveway with my truck which had a car trailer behind it at time onto a state highway illegl

I made sure both directions was clear of any on coming traffic. I was in process of still backing out Had trailer completely on the highway was getting truck straightened out then seen a truck coming fastly towards me he wasn't slowing down i hurried got truck back into driveway but other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 29, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, the scenario you describe places the primary blame on you. In virtually any jurisdiction, entering the main roadway from a driveway gives right of way to drivers already proceeding in the main... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: If a search warrant is being executed for a person on home detention, is a seperated warrant needed for a locked safe?
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 28, 2021

That will depend on the facts of the case and is the safe listed in the original search warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: Is it legal for a rental property to include a mandatory internet charge on a monthly statement?

I currently rent a townhome in Fort Wayne and have been informed that I am being forced to start paying an additional $60 a month to an outside company for internet service, which I not only do not want but do not need.

I am trying to understand how this is not a violation of my current... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 27, 2021

The answer is within the lease agreement itself-----does it allow for this charge? Of course, you say no and you may be correct----ask your landlord where in the lease it allows for the landlord to have this charge assessed to you. If, after he shows you the provision, you agree, then that's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Internet Law for Indiana on
Q: I got a question so as a victim do I have to testify at a bail revocation

Cause the person who did this violated the no contact order and the bail revocation hearing is before the trial

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 22, 2021

Only if you want his/her bail revoked.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Indiana on
Q: I contracted covid-19 December 2020 and have had continued complications from the virus. Am I eligible for worker's com?

I contracted the virus at work, kroger. I am still having complications from the virus and unable to work. I was advised I might be eligible for worker's comp.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Aug 19, 2021

Probably not. You are neither a healthcare worker nor a first responder. Hundreds of thousands of people have contracted this virus which is to say that the likelihood of PROVING your exposure to be work-related is very low. Moreover, Workers' Compensation has express exceptions within the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: How can I find who is the public defender assigned to a case.ive tried calling the office
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 18, 2021

If the county where the charges are pending is using Odyssey/mycase (mycase.in.gov) you can look up the case and it should list who is the PD assigned.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I be convicted of a syringe charge if the syringe has no needle and no plunger and no drugs
Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 13, 2021

It will depend on many other facts. You should consult a criminal defense attorney right away.

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