In 2005, Indiana adopted the Family Law Arbitration Act to provide an alternative to “litigation as usual” in most kinds of family law cases. Why isn’t this the way cases that can’t get settled in mediation are reaching resolution? Perhaps it’s because most people don’t know enough about it. Here are the top 4 reasons you should be arbitrating your disputes.
When you are going through a divorce, paternity or post decree case you will have some work to do to help your attorney prepare to properly represent you. While you will not be graded on your response, the “final exam” is your settlement negotiations, mediation or trial where all the important information your attorney needs will be used to resolve your case. So your homework grade does count!
Selecting your attorney is an important choice, and one that should not be taken lightly. Your attorney is going to be the person helping to guide you through one of the most painful transitions you may face. He or she needs to know what they’re doing and be able to advise you of all your options, rights and responsibilities.
It’s tax time again! As April 15th looms, it is a good time to review the tax issues which arise in families where the parents do not file [...]