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Not Child’s Play: Mom to Serve Jail Time, Pay Attorney Fees for Violating Grandparent Visitation Order

In Indiana, maternal and paternal grandparents have the right to petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain circumstances...

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Court of Appeals Requires Child’s Vaccination Despite Mother’s Religious Objection

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 ...

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Case Illustrates Need to Update Campus, Workplace Social Media Policies

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 su...

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Child Support and Deliberate Reduction of Income: What Can You Do?

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 inco...

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Can Guardians Pursue Divorce on Behalf of Wards? Court of Appeals Publishes Ruling.

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 ...

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Governor Signs Amendment To Child Support Law

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...

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