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Indiana's New Law Regarding Short-Term Home Rentals

A new Indiana law backing limitations on short-term rental regulation (a designation primarily used by Airbnb rentals) was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R). This measure grants homeowners the right to rent out their primary residence on online forums such as VRBO, Airbnb and HomeAway. H.B. 1035 as passed allows for grandfathering in...

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3 Paths to Citizenship for Indiana Residents

Among the consequences of the current administration's stance on immigration law are additional delays and complications in the immigration and naturalization process. Another consequence is that an increasing number of immigrants have found themselves targets of enforcement action and workplace discrimination. In many cases, our Indiana immigration attorneys are fielding inquiries about a proper path...

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Why Indianapolis Entrepreneurs Should Hire An Attorney When Launching Their Businesses

Launching a business is an exciting proposition for any entrepreneur. It can also be overwhelming. In addition to the logistical tasks of setting up daily operations, marketing goods and services, and getting deliveries to clients, there are many legal considerations in starting a new business. These legal considerations have important long-term effects on the financial...

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Indiana Divorce Laws, Spousal Support Benefits, Up for Review

An update to Indiana divorce laws could be in the works. The Rushville Republican reports that State Senator Mike Delph, R-Carmel, asked for a legislative committee to study Indiana's divorce laws over the summer. The Senate judiciary committee unanimously approved the measure and sent it to the Senate floor. Indianapolis divorce lawyers will be watching...

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Indianapolis Home Sales Are Subject to Legal Disclosure Requirements

Indiana statutes require sellers of real estate to disclose certain information about the property to prospective buyers. Sellers who fail to make required disclosures can face liability for resulting financial losses. An Indianapolis real estate lawyer can help sellers meet their legal obligations of disclosure, as well as assist buyers to access legal remedies when...

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Are Drugs Arrests On The Rise Nationwide?

With the rise in opioid use, comes a rise in drug-related arrests, as indicated by recent FBI data. Statewide data also shows that over 18,000 drug arrests have been carried out in Indiana throughout 2016. Drug charges often result in extensive prison sentences and hefty fines. That's why it is important that you consult with...

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Co-Parenting After a Difficult Divorce

For many separated couples, the most difficult part of a divorce comes after the final decree has been issued. Working together with a former spouse in order to parent children can be emotional, frustrating, and confusing. It can, however, be made easier with appropriate boundaries and guidelines that all parties can understand and respect. The...

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Indianapolis Drivers More Likely to Crash in Rural Areas

New research has found that accidents occurring in rural areas of the United States are more likely to be fatal than those occurring in urban areas. While this is concerning news for those Indianapolis drivers who frequently drive in rural areas, the research also reveals critical factors that can reduce the likelihood of being involved...

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