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Why You Should Not File for Divorce in Indiana Without a Lawyer

Published in Family Law on August 29, 2022.

Whenever a couple can sit down and come to an agreement on the major issues involved in a divorce, they may be able to avoid much of the litigation that otherwise is often a part of the process. Working out the details of a marriage settlement agreement is often the preferred approach because it makes … continue reading

What Rights Do Grandparents Have Under Family Law in Indiana?

Published in Family Law on August 22, 2022.

If you’re a grandparent concerned about your grandchildren’s health and safety or continuing your relationship and bond, talk with a family attorney at Eskew Law, LLC. We’ll explain grandparents’ rights in Indiana and your options. We know these are often emotional situations, and you don’t want to hurt or demonize your grandchild’s mom or dad. … continue reading

What Happens if the Victim Doesn’t Show Up at the Trial for Domestic Violence?

Published in Criminal Law on August 19, 2022.

If you were charged with a domestic violence-related offense and the case is proceeding to trial, you should seek immediate representation by a skilled defense lawyer. When a person is arrested for a domestic violence charge, there are often immediate restrictions placed upon them by a restraining order. If you’ve been charged with such a … continue reading

Can You Be Charged with Murder for Self-Defense?

Published in Criminal Law on August 19, 2022.

Self-defense is a primal legal concept. When presented with danger, there is a human instinct to defend yourself. So what happens if you kill someone in self-defense? Can you be charged with murder? Unfortunately, it is not a clear-cut answer.  Throughout the United States, self-defense laws justify a person’s use of lethal force to protect … continue reading

Charged with a 2nd Offense Domestic Violence Charge in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on May 25, 2022.

Given the startling rate of domestic violence in Indiana, police, and prosecutors take domestic violence offenses very seriously. With a skilled defense attorney by your side, a first-time offense, while still serious, may not necessarily result in a period of incarceration. However, if you are charged with a domestic violence 2nd offense, you face a … continue reading

Indiana Open Container Laws

Published in Criminal Law on May 20, 2022.

It’s common knowledge that driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law. However, what fewer people know is that driving with an open container of alcohol is also illegal. If you face a violation of the open container law in Indiana, having an experienced attorney by your side can make the difference in … continue reading

What Happens When You Get a DUI?

Published in Criminal Law on May 9, 2022.

Getting arrested for a DUI in Indiana is a stressful experience. If this is your first DUI arrest, you may not know what to expect from the process. This uncertainty will only add to what is already a challenging time. Learning about the DUI process in Indiana can provide some much-needed relief. Eskew Law can … continue reading

How Long Will I Go to Jail for Violating Probation?

Published in Criminal Law on May 5, 2022.

Sometimes, defendants in criminal cases are offered probation as part of a plea deal that takes the place of jail time. This can happen when the prosecutor or the judge does not feel that incarceration is warranted but that some form of supervision and possibly counseling are needed. When probation is ordered there is both … continue reading

How to Prepare for Your Divorce Consultation

Published in Family Law on May 3, 2022.

Scheduling an initial consultation with a divorce attorney is the first step toward getting a divorce. However, once you schedule a divorce consultation, it is important you know how to prepare for an initial consultation with a divorce attorney. Below are a few things you can do to get the most out of your consultation. … continue reading

Sexting Laws for Teens and Minors in Indiana

Published in Criminal Law on May 1, 2022.

“Sexting” refers to the use of electronic communications technology, such as cell phones and social media sites, to send or receive nude or sexually suggestive images, or videos through text messaging, social media, chat boards, or email. Indiana sexting laws place a particular focus on sexting as it relates to minors (under 18 or sometimes … continue reading

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