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July 2017 Archives

Grandparents’ visitation may depend on timely filing

Indiana parents and grandparents, when at odds with one another, may turn to the law governing grandparents’ right to visitation of the grandchildren. However, the law may be more complicated than meets the eye. Proving that one is the actual grandparent of the child is not always enough to ensure the grandparent will prevail on his or her petition for visitation.

What you need to know about Indiana child custody laws

Indiana adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act  in 1977. Under this Act, joint custody is an option for divorced parents; grandparents have visitation rights; and the preferences of children age 11 or older are taken into consideration during child custody hearings.

Coping with the stress of divorce

Countless individuals in Indiana go through the process of divorce, and results of that process can vary greatly. Aside from overwhelming expenses and paperwork, there also exists an inevitable amount of emotional stress on the individuals going through divorce. Stress is not a topic to be brushed aside, and should be dealt with seriously. 

Highlighting Indiana’s grounds for divorce

Divorce has become an ever more common occurrence in both Indianapolis and throughout the rest of the U.S. Indeed, statistics show that nearly 40 percent of marriages end in such action. In fact, data shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that there were 813,862 divorces in the U.S. in 2014 alone. Yet one might assume that not every participant in each of those cases wanted his or her marriage to end that way. If one’s partner wants to dissolve his or her marriage, however, what is he or she to do?

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  • My husband and I have a 12 year old grandson whose academics and social needs were being neglected. We turned to Schembs Law & Associates to help preserve our grandsons rights. With Schembs & Associates leadership and guidance… Grandparent Rights
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