Effective July 1, 2019: As of July 1, 2019, the law governing termination of child support has been modified. Under prior law, child support stopped on a child’s 19th birthday, unless the child was incapacitated.   This caused a problem for families with teens who were still in high school at 19. This modification is…

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.

Gov. Holcomb was joined by ISBA Parental Relocation Task force members Donna J. Bays, Judge Lisa Berdine, Judge Julie Verheye, Sen. Randy Hood, Megan Wells, Jan Keefer, Andrew Soshnick, and ISBA Legislative Counsel Paje Felts. On May 29, 2019, Bays Family Law’s own, Donna J. Bays, stood with other Indiana State Bar Association Parental Relocation…

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…

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…

If you’re newly single, the holiday season will magnify how much your life has changed. It can be an exciting step into a better future. It can also feel like a nonstop reminder of things that are no more. Even if your life isn’t exactly the way you want, use these tips to help you…

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…

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