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The Most Common Types of Plea Bargains

Published in Criminal Law on June 26, 2017.

Is a Plea Bargain right in your case? Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Risks and Benefits for the Accused in Indianapolis Over the past several decades plea bargaining is a common practice in criminal law. The increase in minimum sentences, the discretion allowed to trial court judges, the fact that the court system can not handle … continue reading

Understanding the Different Types of Injury Compensation

Published in Personal Injury on June 19, 2017.

Indianapolis Injury Attorneys Fighting for Compensation for Injury Victims in Indianapolis A serious injury costs much more than you might realize. Not only do you have medical expenses, but you have lost wages, mileage to and from doctor’s appointments, the time taken away from your family, and your quality of life decreases. For permanent injuries … continue reading

What Qualifies for Contempt of Court in a Custody Case?

Published in Family Law on June 12, 2017.

Family Law Attorney Helping Families with Custody Issues in Indianapolis In a family law case, one side might refuse or fail to follow the terms created by your court order or the completed divorce settlement. When this happens, it is frustrating for you and confusing. After all, you went through the process (and cost) to … continue reading

Contested Divorce versus Uncontested Divorce: What is the Difference?

Published in Family Law on June 5, 2017.

Indianapolis Family Law Attorney Handling Uncontested and Contested Divorces In many states there are two paths for divorce; contested and uncontested.  Indiana law does not recognize the difference, it is merely based upon how the litigants intend to conduct themselves in dividing their assets and debts. Court costs, filing fees, attorney document drafting fees and … continue reading

Exploring the Complexities of a “Gray” Divorce

Published in Family Law on May 29, 2017.

Experienced Attorney Helping Elderly Couples with Divorces throughout Indianapolis A gray divorce is one that occurs when the couple has two spouses over the age of 50 — and possibly retired. While the rate of divorce in the country has been declining, it appears that the number of divorces among couples over 50 years old … continue reading

When Does Your Right to an Attorney Start?

Published in Criminal Law on May 22, 2017.

Do you need a Lawyer? Do  you Know Your Rights? Indianapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Most defendants are aware that they have a right to an attorney. They also have a right to remain silent. However, knowing when to invoke such right is not as straightforward. The Miranda v. Arizona requires that all law enforcement … continue reading

Your Criminal Past and Background Checks: Facts to Know

Published in Criminal Law on May 15, 2017.

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving all of Indianapolis Sometimes it is a stupid mistake. Other times a person has left prison or jail and is ready to start fresh. A criminal conviction puts a red circle on one’s name when looking for jobs or even housing. While some consider it part of the penalty of committing … continue reading

The Issue of Divorce During Pregnancy

Published in Family Law on May 8, 2017.

Divorce Attorney Assisting Indianapolis Expecting Couples with Divorce Proceedings Divorce can be emotionally devastating. A divorce while in the middle of your pregnancy is much more challenging. After the pregnancy is discovered, and you still wish to continue with the divorce, you have a few additional steps to consider before finalizing your settlement. Furthermore, it … continue reading

I Didn’t Commit the Crime . . . So Why Am I Responsible?

Published in Criminal Law on October 28, 2016.

The terms accomplices, accessories, and aiders and abettors are often used in referring to a concept known as “accomplice liability.”  Generally, this means that if you knowingly help another person commit a crime, you can also be held responsible for that crime, regardless of your role in it.  Accomplice liability allows a court to find … continue reading

New Guidelines for Court Ordered Parenting Coordination

Published in Family Law on October 14, 2016.

On September 2, 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an order modifying the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines to include provisions for Parenting Coordination.  While parenting coordination is not new to Indiana, this is the first time that the Supreme Court has added specific rules regarding the role of parenting coordinators in the Parenting Time Guidelines, … continue reading