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Do women face higher risk of injury in car crashes?

A study finds women suffer more serious injuries than men in car accidents. Why is that the case? To understand what's behind the trend, you need to consider the type of vehicle they choose. Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveals that women are more likely to drive smaller, lighter vehicles than men....

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Child custody common questions and answers

In Indiana, child custody is based on the best interests of the child, and the court decides which parent is best fit to care for a child. Navigating a child custody case can be confusing for many people. That’s why our Indiana lawyers have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions pertaining...

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Spousal maintenance and alimony in Indiana explained

If you were recently divorced or plan on getting divorced, you may be obligated to pay a certain amount of money to your ex-spouse. In Indiana, this is referred to as "spousal maintenance." It's also known as alimony in many other states. The purpose of spousal maintenance is to allow your ex-spouse to maintain the...

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Should I include digital assets in my estate plan?

If you haven't already done so, creating a will or trust is a great way to develop a long-term financial plan. An estate plan can go well beyond houses, cars, and other physical assets. In fact, many assets in today's world have become digital. If you're wondering whether or not digital assets can and should...

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Child custody mediation tips to win your case

Experienced Indianapolis child custody attorneys explain what you need to know Child custody cases often bring up many complicated legal issues for everyone involved. And because such cases involve who will be responsible for taking care of and raising children, such cases can often become very emotional and complicated for both parents. That’s why it’s...

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What happens to my money during a divorce?

Stress, anxiety and fear undermine many marriages. This is even more true today, with troubled couples navigating their way through the coronavirus pandemic. If your marriage was rocky before, the virus may push you and your spouse closer to divorce. If that is the case, you have many questions. None is bigger than the fiscal...

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA program

In 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is an immigration policy that makes non-citizen immigrants without criminal records eligible for a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration's decision unlawful. Thus, the DACA program was...

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Staying focused on divorce during the pandemic

Getting divorced is very stressful. Getting divorced during a pandemic is even more stressful. Courts have been closed. Business and schools have been impacted. Your job may have been affected. You want to move forward with your life, but it seems like so many things are out of your control. What can you do? You...

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