What Is the Process for Getting CHINS Cases Dismissed?
When a court issues a Child in Need of Services (CHINS) order, it means there is strong evidence of child abuse/neglect or an accusation from a parent or family member that can’t be ignored. While that’s good because it means…Read Article
Should I Cooperate with a CPS Investigation If I think It’s in Error?
You might be surprised if you are contacted by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). Any abuse allegations made against you may be in error. However, DCS is required to investigate every report, so it’s typically best to cooperate…Read Article
How to Get Custody When Parents Use Drugs
You want your child to be safe and happy. You want to feel secure and confident that your child’s welfare won’t be an issue when they spend time with the other parent. If substance abuse is part of that person’s…Read Article
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
How Do Indiana Courts Calculate Child Support?
Indiana courts believe that divorce should not hinder a child’s quality of life. One of the ways they ensure a child is able to maintain their lifestyle after their parents get divorced is child support. Child support is usually paid…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