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CHANGES TO OUR CRIMINAL SENTENCING LAWS

Recently the Indiana legislation has revised our criminal sentencing system to allow more harsher penalties for the worst offenders and place nonviolent criminals in more appropriate correction facilities, such as community corrections (home detention). The bill still needs to be … Continue reading

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Indiana Inheritance Tax Repealed

On May 8, 2013, Governor Mike Pence signed the State’s biennial budget, HEA 1001, which repealed Indiana’s long standing inheritance tax. Indiana’s inheritance tax was repealed for individuals dying after Dec. 31, 2012. No inheritance tax returns (Form IH-6 for … Continue reading

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The Court of Appeals has recently held that the amended child support statute

The Court of Appeals has recently held that the amended child support statute, Ind. Code § 31-16-6-6, trumps language in a dissolution decree providing that a parent was obligated to pay child support until the child reached the age of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Opinion Upholds School Vouchers

In a unanimous opinion issued March 26, 2013, the Indiana Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s statutory school voucher program which enables eligible parents to send their children to private schools. The 22-page opinion can be read at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/03261301bd.pdf. In summary, the … Continue reading

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Will Indiana Inheritance Tax be Repealed?

House Bill 1001 is currently before the Senate, which includes an inheritance tax repeal retroactive to December 31, 2012 (Sections 83-101). Refunds will be issued for taxes paid for decedents who died in 2013. This is the link to the … Continue reading

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New Changes to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines

The Indiana Supreme Court has approved changes to the Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines. These new changes took effect on March 1, 2013. However, parents should not automatically start following the new Guidelines, unless their parenting time order specifically references that … Continue reading

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The Indiana Supreme Court define “term of imprisonment”

After years of confusion, the Indiana Supreme Court has finally clarified and defined the meaning of “term of imprisonment” as used in the criminal statute on sentencing for misdemeanors crimes. On February 20, 2013, the Indiana Supreme Court held in … Continue reading

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