A Do NOT Do This List for Divorcing Parents When adults get divorced, they are often hurt, depressed, sad and/or angry. Emotions get even messier when you are a child or teenager whose parents are getting divorced. A child tries to find the new normal all while dealing with major upheaval in how they are…

Amended relocation law exempts some parents from the formal notice requirement and reduces the standard notice period to 30 days. This law applies to every party to a child custody case, grandparent visitation case, or paternity affidavit.

Not without a court order. You see, going to college does not emancipate a child – even if she moves away.  The age of child support emancipation is 19* unless a child is incapacitated or still are a high school student .  Emancipation also occurs when a child gets married or enlists in the U.S….

10 Divorce Myths That Just Aren’t True in Indiana You can find just about anything with a Google search.  But the fact you read it on the internet doesn’t make it true.  It can be hard to tell what’s true when you’re clicking through the internet.  Here are some myths we hear over and over…

Should you file a joint return while your divorce is still pending?

In order to file a joint tax return, you have to be married at the end of the tax year. The IRS looks at your marital status as of 11:59 p.m. on December 31.

But there are still good reasons to file separately.

You’re getting divorced. You suspect that your spouse committed tax fraud. What do you do? If you signed off on a joint return and knew of the deception, you could be charged with conspiracy to commit tax fraud. That is a serious crime. Even if you’re not on the hook, it takes careful analysis to determine whether it’s in your financial best interests to air this issue.

Even with the help of Valentine’s candy, there’s no way to sugarcoat it: Divorce sucks. On February 14th, no matter where you go, you’re bombarded with hearts and flowers, and happy couples linking arms. It’s plastered all over the TV and social media. How to deal with it? Donna remember’s a Valentine’s Day sermon at church…

Deciding whether to keep the house is intensely personal. It is, after all, the house you built your family in together, that you likely saved for and spent hours decorating. Deciding to keep the house is an emotional decision that can have huge financial consequences. When making this important decision you need to consider both the emotional…

In the recent T.M.B. case, the parents squabbled over horse costs for their teenage daughter. Their original Court order required Father was to pay horseback riding fees and buy the child a horse and a saddle. The child grew passionate about horseback riding, but Mom and Dad couldn’t agree how much to spend on a horse.

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Many people resolve to lose weight, hit the gym, eat healthy, but it is also important to consider other areas of your life. Bays Family Law encourages you to consider the following legal resolutions to protect yourself from unintended legal consequences…

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