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How Social Media Can Affect Your Criminal Case

Our lives are being increasingly altered by the rise of social media. Our modern society uses social media to communicate, share important thoughts or concerns, and follow celebrities and organizations.   It has both streamlined and changed our access to one another, hiding some parts of our personalities behind a digital persona and taking formerly private...

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Indiana Roadblocks to Undocumented Immigrant Higher Education

Undocumented immigrants in Indiana face many uphill battles, even those who are in the process of having a court decide their long-term fates. One of those is faced specifically by young immigrants, some of whom may have lived here decades without even realizing their undocumented status, whereas others may have arrived more recently. Undocumented immigrant...

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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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