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.

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…

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…

Co-Parenting After the Break-up Feeling anxious and angry over the idea of sharing or alternating the kids on holidays? Your children deserve a great holiday, even if you feel cheated out of yours. Don’t burden your child with the responsibility for your happiness. Encourage them to have a blast with their other parent, even if…

Is Indiana a “no-fault divorce” state? Yes. Well, mostly. First, what on earth is a “fault” divorce? It’s always somebody’s fault, right? The truth is that while, yes, there may be one party that carries more of the blame, state law may not consider that pertinent. In states like California, parties divorcing can greatly alter…

When child custody is at issue, the Court may ask a Guardian ad Litem – GAL – to do a home study.  The GAL’s job:  Investigate the facts and issue a report telling the court what is in the child’s best interests.  The GAL is your child’s advocate.  We know that having a stranger come to your…

In the aftermath of a divorce or other breakup, dealing with your ex can feel – well, surreal.  You may be tempted to ignore him/her.  Or tell them off – let them know how awful they really are.  But that won’t help you to raise happy, healthy children. These tips were written to de-escalate tensions…

These days, you can Google – well – anything.  So, why can’t you handle your own divorce?  Or – to put it bluntly– why should you spend money on one? Well, an Attorney: Knows the Law. The law can be a funny thing.  You can read the words of a statute and think you know…

Meeting with a divorce attorney can be overwhelming and intimidating.  Here are a few things to make the most of your initial consultation, so you can get the information you need to make the best decision for you and your children. Bring written questions. Get ready for the consultation by writing down questions you want…

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