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In Indiana, maternal and paternal grandparents have the right to petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain circumstances. The grandparents may seek visitation rights if: The child’s parent is deceased, The marriage of the child’s parents was dissolved in Indiana, or The child was born out of wedlock and paternity has been established. Of...
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A recent opinion from the Indiana Court of Appeals held a mother in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of a paternity decree, which provided that her child had to be vaccinated if required by her school, even though the mother had properly submitted a religious objection. The Case In In re Paternity...
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Social media has become an integral component of our everyday lives, and has exponentially increased our ability to communicate and connect with others, and market our goods and services.  However, the use of social media is not without risks.  Social media posts are more frequently being used to support causes of action in legal claims....
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Child support payments are based on several different factors, but are primarily based upon each parent’s income. When a parent stops working completely or undergoes drastic employment changes that alter their income, they may petition to modify their child support payments to reflect their new income. However, the other parent has the option to dispute the...
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As an update to a blog published by KDDK attorney Maria L. Bulkley (formerly Maria L. Worthington), the Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer in the case of Tillman v. Tillman on October 10, 2013.  87A05-1212-DR-619, 2013 WL 3376920 (Ind. Ct. App. July 3, 2013), trans. denied.  Therefore, the rule stands that, in Indiana, guardians cannot...
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The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a guardian has no authority under state law to pursue a dissolution of marriage on behalf of a ward. In the decision of Tillman v. Tillman, (Ind. Ct. App., July 3, 2013, trans. pending), 2013, a guardian filed for divorce on behalf of her incapacitated father. The...
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On March 19, 2012, the Governor of Indiana signed into law an amendment to Indiana statute providing that the duty to pay regular (non-educational) child support ceases at age 19 instead of age 21, effective July 1, 2012. Educational support orders entered after July 1, 2012 can extend beyond age 19 but they must be...
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