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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: My parents parents bought a property in Indiana through land contract. Both passed away, they were only ones in contract

The house was completely remodeled by us. We spent 40,000 dollars during two years we lived there. Bought home for 60,000 back in 2018. Moved to AZ while still paying property. PARENTS TRIED TO GET THE Approval FROM OWNERS TO HAVE THE HOUSE PAID OFF BY PARENTS GETTING A MORGAGE LOAN AND PAYING... View More

Michael Ray Smith
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answered on Jul 4, 2022

I am not sure I completely understand everything that has happened or the current situation, but under Indiana law, the seller under a valid land contract cannot take the property back except through a foreclosure. The property is sold, the seller is paid the rest of what is owed under the... View More

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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Can landlord sell the home after I have been renting for 19.5 yrs, lease isn't up and new people r sueing and evicting

Us what can we ask our lawyer to due, I don't believe paying for move and deposit, is enough after us loosing our home after 19.5 yrs, and during this pandemic and winter

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Feb 10, 2021

Your landlord would not be prevented from selling the property to another owner. However, whether the new owners are justified in filing an eviction against you would depend on if you have violated a term of the lease or one of the tenant obligations called for under Indiana law.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Indiana on
Q: Is it legal for my job to fire me for taking off to care of my newborn while my unwed partner is sick in the hospital?
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Oct 7, 2020

Whether you are protected under the law will depend on the size of your employer and how long you were with the employer. The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") offers unpaid leave if you need to care for a child as you described above, but it only applies if (1) your employer employs... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: My pub def has not answered any call or message for six weeks. Can I request a new one?
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Aug 27, 2020

Unless you have an urgent situation or a hearing in the near future, you should not be alarmed. Especially in the current pandemic, public defenders are swamped with cases (fewer people are working) and also having to deal with the same crisis management as everyone else in the court system. You... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Indiana on
Q: For children whose parents don't want them to return to the classroom this fall, the school is offering online learning.

However, those who choose this option are denied access to extracurricular activities. Is there a legal remedy for this?

Joel D. Hand
Joel D. Hand
answered on Jul 1, 2020

The short answer is, probably not. Extra curricular activities are not considered to be a part of a student's right to a public K-12 education. It is my understanding that the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) changed its guidance this last Friday to allow for a case-by-case... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Indiana on
Q: Currently in process of getting Greencard. Just waiting for approval. I want to get married will that mess with process?

our current lawyer has told us to wait until we have the physical copy in our hands before getting married. But we are christian and do not want to continue to live in fornication and would love to get married to avoid disappointing God. Need to know if getting married this late in process where I... View More

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 9, 2020

More information is needed. Did you have an Indiana authorized officiant sign your marriage license? That is, a pastor, priest, or other properly licensed officiant? If so, then you are lawfully married on the 'date of marriage.' The fear may be that the license will somehow expire or... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: I was accepted to work release but w covid-19 they aren't taking people I was told to report to jail what can I ask

The judge for because I'm a single sole provider of two kids and also a essential worker...i was granted an extension but are not allowed any more but that was before covid-19 anything I could ask the judge for during this pandemic

Mike Cunningham
Mike Cunningham
answered on Apr 19, 2020

You should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. He/she can go over your options and can possibly file motions on your behalf to make sure that you can complete your sentence in a way that you originally bargained for. Depending on the terms of your plea or sentencing order,... View More

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