When most people talk about fighting over child custody, they are referring to the custody battle parents encounter as they go through a divorce process. However, custody concerns can arise well before divorce, or between parents who never marry.
For many people in Indiana who make the choice to leave a marriage, there may be an initial feeling of relief that they no longer have to endure the stress of living in an unhappy relationship. However, that feeling can quickly be overtaken by the stress of managing a divorce. The challenges associated with dividing a marital estate, creating a parenting plan and calendar for sharing time with one's children, and navigating a changing social situation as joint friends try to figure out how to maintain relationship are just some things that make divorce so hard.
It often is not until after you choose to divorce from your spouse in Indianapolis that you realize how much you actually may have relied on them during your marriage. One area that many often overlook when planning their post-divorce lives is where they will get their health insurance coverage. If you were covered under your ex-spouse’s group health plan during your marriage, how will you be able to handle your medical expenses once your divorce becomes final?
If your kids are like most, they may be sad to know that the summer break from school is ending. However, if you are like most parents in Indiana, you likely realize that your kids are probably ready for a return to some more structured days. There can be advantages to the school year schedule but there can also be some unique challenges to managing this when you and your children's other parent are no longer a couple.
Indiana SB 106 was introduced in January 2019 and it is still pending. If approved, the bill would mean some big changes for grandparent and great grandparent visitation rights. Indiana’s current statute allows grandparents to seek visitation in very limited circumstances. Those circumstances include the death of the grandchild’s parent, the grandchild’s parents divorcing, or the grandchild being born out of wedlock. SB 106 would make the following changes to current law for grandparents' rights.