The New Rule on Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

As is common with a change in President, there are bound to be proposed changes to administrative regulations affecting employers. Such is the case Biden Administration with the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the test applied to determine whether an individual can be...

Is there an Age Limit to Becoming an Adoptive Parent?

In a recent 2023 case, the Indiana Court of Appeals determined, in part, that you can be too old to adopt a child. An 8 year old child was the subject of this recent Appellate case, In re: the Adoption of P.J.W. In this case, the child’s Mother was deceased and had...

Update to Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines

On October 17, 2023, the Indiana Supreme Court issued an order amending the state’s Child Support Rules and Guidelines. These amended rules and guidelines will go into effect on January 1, 2024. These amendments are primarily the result of a need to recalculate and...

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

In some family law cases there is a person appointed to represent the best interest of the child. The guardian ad litem, or  “GAL,” is appointed by the court to represent the best interest of the child pursuant to Indiana Code 31-9-2-50. Indiana law states that...