Month: December 2014

Divorce 101: Child Support FAQ

If your divorce involves unemancipated children, child support will likely be an issue that needs to be addressed. This blog entry will focus on common questions regarding child support. How is child support calculated in Indiana? Child support in Indiana is calculated with the use of a worksheet. The figures needed to calculate child support …

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Divorce 101: Child Custody FAQ

In Indiana, there are two types of custody: physical custody and legal custody. Here are some other questions you may have about custody in a divorce case: Is one parent presumed to be the primary physical custodial parent? In Indiana divorces, neither parent is presumed to be the custodial parent. If the parties cannot agree …

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Divorce 101: Legal Custody versus Physical Custody

In Indiana, there are two types of custody that must be determined in each case involving minor children : (1) legal custody and (2) physical custody. Physical custody is simply a description of the parenting time each parent has with the children. People often use the term “sole physical custody,” but this phrase is a …

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Divorce 101: Do You Need a Preliminary Hearing?

What is a Preliminary Hearing? Preliminary Agreement? Preliminary Order? A preliminary hearing is a hearing conducted by the Court that’s purpose is to set the rules for the spouses to abide by during the pendency of the divorce. The result of a preliminary hearing is a preliminary order issued by the Court. If the spouses …

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Uncontested Divorce FAQ

The Indiana family law attorneys at Cairns & Rabiola are happy to assist clients in both contested and uncontested divorces. These frequently asked questions are aimed to help you determine if your divorce is uncontested and how we can help you if you decide to hire an attorney. How do you know if your divorce …

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