Parents Cleared of DCS Abuse Allegations
After an anonymous source reported battery on child DCS got involved in a family’s life and turned it upside-down. Child Services wanted the young parents to agree to a safety plan which would have allowed DCS visits, inspections, and interviews…Read Article
Pros & Cons of Indiana Mediation / Alternative Dispute Resolution
You have probably heard of alternative dispute resolution options if you are in the midst of a legal issue. These options strive to resolve family law matters, business disputes, and civil claims without going to court. In doing so, both…Read Article
Grandparents’ Adoption and Custody Rights in Indiana
More than 60,000 grandparents in Indiana have custody of their grandchildren, according to a group that supports “grandfamilies.” With ongoing issues related to parents’ drug addiction, homelessness, unemployment, and other issues, those numbers aren’t expected to decrease any time soon….Read Article
Can My Indiana Child Support Order Be Modified?
Most parents want to do the best they can for their children, including when it comes to paying child support following a divorce. Sometimes, however, changing circumstances such as a job loss, pay reduction, money lost to illness or injury,…Read Article
How Will a DUI Affect My Indiana Family Law Case?
When you have a pending Indiana family law case, especially concerning child custody and visitation, the matter can quickly become more complicated if you are charged with a crime. If you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol…Read Article
Will a DUI Affect My Indianapolis Family Law Case?
If you’re convicted of driving under the influence in Indianapolis, it can negatively impact a child custody battle. It doesn’t matter whether you were arrested within the city limits or outside of Indianapolis. Working with an Indianapolis DUI lawyer is…Read Article
CHINS Case Resolved for Retail Clerk
A 34-year-old retail clerk recently found herself in need of a skilled Indianapolis family lawyer when her young daughter alleged that her (the mother’s) boyfriend inappropriately touched her. Upon the allegations being made, the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)…Read Article
Who Can Get Non-Parental Custody in Indiana?
If neither of a child’s biological parents are capable of caring for them, third-party or non-parental custody may be awarded. Although Indiana believes that ideally a child should remain with their biological parents, there are certain circumstances in which non-parental…Read Article