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Exploring the Complexities of a “Gray” Divorce

Published in Family Law on May 29, 2017.

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 is on the rise. In 2015 alone, for every … continue reading

When Does Your Right to an Attorney Start?

Published in Criminal Law on May 22, 2017.

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 officers advise suspects of their rights, but only under arrest. These rights come from your … continue reading

Your Criminal Past and Background Checks: Facts to Know

Published in Criminal Law on May 15, 2017.

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 a crime, others realize it is not … continue reading

The Issue of Divorce During Pregnancy

Published in Family Law on May 8, 2017.

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 is in your best interest to speak with a … 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

Objection! Hearsay!

Published in Criminal Law on October 12, 2016.

Most of the time when people hear the term “hearsay” they understand it to refer to a rumor or some other information that cannot be adequately substantiated.  However, within the legal context hearsay has a more technical meaning with important implications when it comes to evidence presented at a trial, including whether that evidence will … continue reading

2016 Updates to Indiana Criminal Laws

Published in Criminal Law on September 28, 2016.

On July 1st of each year, new Indiana laws go into effect.  This year there are a number of important changes to Indiana criminal laws that Hoosiers need to be aware of, ranging from enhanced penalties for repeat DUI offenders, to punishment for falsely claiming to be a military veteran.  Below is a summary of … continue reading

We are looking for a new receptionist

Published in Uncategorized on July 14, 2016.

Eskew Law is looking for a new receptionist! Our downtown law Firm is looking for a full-time receptionist. The job requires a cheerful and outgoing personality with a desire to help all types of people with all types of problems. Professional appearance is required. Duties include answering multiple phone lines, routing calls, greeting clients, knowledge … continue reading

America’s Heroin Epidemic Explained in 6 Charts

Published in Uncategorized on April 29, 2016.

It’s no secret that the use of heroin in the U.S. has been increasing at an alarming rate. Many, including the CDC, are calling it an epidemic. As the number of heroin users has escalated, so too have heroin-related overdose deaths. Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths has increased by more … continue reading