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You can change your will when necessary

Once you have your will set, you should be prepared to review it at least annually. There is a chance that you will find things that need to be changed when you look over everything. Changing your will isn't difficult to do, but you must ensure that it is done properly to avoid problems in the future.

People change a will for many different circumstances. In some instances, there is a positive change in the person's life that requires this. Getting married or having another child can lead to the need for an updated will. There are also some negative events, such as a divorce or an heir's death, that might require you to change the will.

Time with your children is precious, use it wisely

One of the most difficult things to determine when you are working out a child custody agreement is when each parent will have the children. More and more cases are being resolved by using parenting time that is as equal as possible. While it might not even seem like it is going to work, this is a good arrangement for the child and both parents.

We realize that you might not even know where to start. You should review possible schedules and write out how they will impact your new career. This can let you know what might work. Write out your work schedule and your child's normal schedule. Discuss those matters and determine if there is a way that you can arrange the parenting plan to reflect those needs.

It might be possible to keep your divorce matters private

Many people like to keep their private matters out of the public's eye. When you decide that you are going to divorce, you might be worried about everyone finding out what assets you have or the specifics of the divorce settlement. It might be possible for you to have details of the divorce sealed so that you can keep certain matters private.

One important consideration for people who are going through a divorce is that they want to keep their children protected. Child custody matters are usually sealed, so this might not be a real issue that you have to address.

How to limit costs of divorce

There are a lot of emotions both spouses deal with in a divorce. One aspect that leads to more negative emotions is how much divorcing costs. In many cases, it can cost more than $10,000 to finalize the proceedings. 

In addition to legal fees, there may be a lot of other costs to consider, such as taking time off work and changing wills and other estate plans. It may all seem like a lot, but luckily, there are ways you can make the divorce more manageable from a financial perspective.

Don't let drunk driving charges ruin the last part of summer

Now is the time of year when everyone can enjoy a variety of activities, including those that happen outside. Bonfires in the country and nights out in the city are common this time of year. If you are going to head out to enjoy time with your friends, make sure that you don't do anything that might land you in jail.

Drunk driving is one thing that is taken seriously in Indiana. You need to be sure that you don't get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you have had any adult beverage. Even if you think that you are fine to drive, you might not be. Erring on the side of caution can help you avoid legal issues that can be time consuming and costly.

Making major decisions in a child custody case can be complicated

Child custody cases usually involve both parents having to work together to help make decisions for the children. When there are major things going on with the children and serious decisions have to be made, it can be hard to make those as a team.

One of the first things that you should do is to review the child custody agreement to determine who is responsible for what decisions. In some cases, there is one parent who is assigned to make choices for specific areas. It is also possible that both parents will share the responsibility.

Women need to know the state of finances for estate planning

Estate planning is a matter that all adults need to handle. For women, this need is enhanced because many women, especially older women, might not be aware of the actual state of their finances. There are several things that need to happen so that they can make sure that their affairs are in order.

The first thing that has to happen is that you need to learn about the finances. Find out where investments are held. Figure out where assets and bank accounts are held. While you are at it, make sure that you know the usernames and passwords for applicable online accounts.

Think about the future when dividing property in a divorce

Who is going to keep the house? What is going to happen to the retirement accounts? Who gets to keep the stained glass butterfly collection? All of these are examples of questions that will come up during a property division meeting during a divorce. How these are answered depends on a variety of factors. We can help you determine what options you have to get these questions answered.

The first consideration in these cases is whether there is a prenuptial agreement or not. If you have one, the way property is divided will be based on the terms of that agreement. Without this, you and your ex will likely work through mediation or a similar process to determine what is going to happen to everything.

How mediation can help resolve conflict

Your divorce is over and done with, but you and your ex still have disagreements that are making co-parenting a nightmare. Understandably, you want to resolve your disputes to reduce your stress, as well as keep the issues from hurting your kids. Does this mean you have to take your ex back to court? Fortunately for you and other Indiana residents, there are ways to resolve conflicts without resorting to litigation.

You look back on your litigated divorce as one of the most stressful times of your life. Not only was it expensive and it seemed to take forever, but your children were heartbroken and worried, and you felt like the judge did not have anyone’s best interests in mind with the decisions made. If you could do it all over again, you would have chosen mediation instead of going to court. As you are aware, mediation involves anywhere from one to several sessions with your spouse and a mediator. During mediation sessions, you will try to find solutions to your disputes, sometimes with the assistance of the mediator. The mediator will also keep the conflict from becoming too heated.

Think about your criminal defense very carefully

With the 4th of July right around the corner, people are going to be heading out to barbecues, parties and fireworks displays. Many of these are going to involve alcohol. Trying to make sure that you don't face any criminal charges over this holiday is important because nobody wants to be placed in a jail cell on Independence Day.

We understand that there are sometimes circumstances that you can't control. If you do find yourself facing criminal charges, such as drunk driving or for getting into a fight, make sure that you find out what options you have right away. This might help you to decide how you are going to move forward with your defense.

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Indianapolis, IN 46204

Toll Free: 800-225-4562
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7007 Graham Road, Ste 108
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Phone: 317-614-0623
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