6 Things to Know About Paying Medical Bills After a Car Accident

Being injured in an auto accident in Indiana can be devastating, leaving you unable to work and in pain. Injuries…

Estate Planning for Non-Probate Assets

Even if you have a simple estate that will go through probate, estate planning is hard enough. However, many people…

How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim on Behalf of My Child in Indiana?

When a child is the victim of a serious injury caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, it can be challenging…

What You Need to Know About Indiana’s New Child Support Guidelines

In October 2023, the Indiana Supreme Court approved new Indiana child support guidelines to go live on January 1, 2024…

The Mediation Process for Divorce: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Families experiencing a divorce, especially those with children, are still families, and their interactions and conflict-resolution techniques considerably influence every…

Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution Pension Plans

Understanding your pension plan can be a daunting task. If your employee benefits include a “pension”, and especially if you’ve…

An Overview of the Indiana Divorce Process

Deciding to end your marriage is never easy. However, doing so might ultimately be best for all parties involved. If…

What Is an Indiana Paternity Affidavit?

When a child is born to unmarried people, the law in Indiana requires that paternity be legally established. This can…

5 Most Common Types of Child Injury Claims

For most parents and guardians, the worst fear is that something will happen to their children. We work hard to…

Meet the K-12 School + Education Practice Group at CCHA Law

The School and Education Law attorneys at CCHA Law are proud to work with many schools and school boards throughout…

What to Expect with Personal Injury Settlements for Minors

Accidents can happen to anyone, but the situation can become more complicated when a minor child is involved. Regarding legal…

Meet the Criminal Law Team at CCHA Law

CCHA Law attorneys understand that a criminal charge can have a dramatic effect on your personal, professional, and family reputation…

Common Challenges with Family Business Succession Planning

Family business succession planning involves transitioning leadership and ownership of a family-owned business from generation to generation. For some families…

What Is a Catastrophic Personal Injury?

A catastrophic personal injury is a severe and life-altering injury with significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences for the victim…

Meet the Mediation Law Team at CCHA Law

Church Church Hittle + Antrim has an established and highly skilled Mediation practice group focusing on providing high quality, competitively…

What Is the Difference Between a Will and a Revocable Trust?

Putting together a comprehensive estate plan is among the most critical steps you can take to set your family up…

What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

It is probably no surprise to hear that motorcycle accident injuries are often catastrophic. If you sustained injuries due to…

Meet the Estate Planning and Probate Team at CCHA Law

CCHA Law’s Estate Planning and Probate group is on our clients' side when it comes to helping with estate planning…

How to File a Personal Injury Civil Lawsuit in Indiana

If you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you probably have many questions about the lawsuit process. A…

What Are the Top 4 Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Indiana?

Church Church Hittle and Antrim have been helping personal injury victims in Noblesville and across Central Indiana advocate for their…

Meet CCHA Law’s Personal Injury Team

When managing the aftermath of a personal injury accident, it’s crucial you have a qualified personal injury lawyer representing you…

5 Times When You Should Update a Will or Estate Plan

Death can have a resounding impact on people in many ways, and it often leaves families with grief and the…

The 5 Most Common Back Injuries in Car Accidents

Your back was never meant to absorb the force of a vehicle collision. Accordingly, you are not alone if you…

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Indiana?

Working out the details for filing a wrongful death claim can be distressing. You are still processing the death of…

Meet the Family Law Team at CCHA Law

Divorce is never an easy matter, but the family law attorneys at CCHA Law aim to help spouses in Indiana…

Six Tips for Talking to Your Family About End-of-Life Wishes

There is no getting around it: talking with family about your end-of-life wishes is difficult. Even putting plans in place…

What Happens If Both Drivers are At Fault in an Accident?

Sometimes car accidents are the result of a perfect storm of circumstances and both drivers are at fault. If you…

National Burn Injury Awareness Week - A Burn Injury Attorney’s Perspective

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 359,000 people sought emergency medical treatment for burns and…

Small Estate Affidavit Now Available to Estates Worth $100,000 or Less

If you have recently lost a loved one, it is important to determine if probate administration will be necessary to…

What To Do After An Accident

You've been involved in a car accident. Now what? The personal injury attorneys at Church Church Hittle and Antrim share some…

How to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Indiana

When you go into labor, you trust your doctors to take care of you. However, sometimes, things don’t go as…

Child Injured at Daycare? Here’s What To Do

If your child is injured at daycare, it is natural to feel worried and upset. However, it is vital to…

Estate Planning Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Families with a child who has special needs face unique challenges. Their child often requires more help and resources to…

What Evidence Is Needed to Convict a Hit-and-Run Driver?

No one expects to be hit by a car when they are out for a walk, but unfortunately, it happens…

Meet the Church Church Hittle and Antrim Appellate Team

CCHA represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil appeals that appear before the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court…

Indiana Intestate Succession: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

What happens to someone’s property if they die without a will? Indiana intestate succession is the law that determines who…

When a Car Accident Claim Exceeds Insurance Limits

It can be challenging to deal with the consequences of a severe car wreck. You may have injuries, damage to…

Filing a Civil Lawsuit in Indiana

No one looks forward to managing legal issues, but being prepared and knowing your options is the best way to…

Why are Fatal Car Accidents on the Rise?

If you or someone you know has recently been in a car accident in Indiana, you are not alone. Fatal…

Meet the Mediation team at CCHA

CCHA provides alternative dispute resolution services in a variety of contexts. We have mediators registered to assist with both civil…

Who Inherits When There Is No Will?

When a person dies without creating a valid will, the probate court follows the laws of intestate succession to determine…

Meet Our School Law Team

CCHA is proud to work alongside several school boards and employers in Indiana and across the country. Learn more about…

How to Get an Accident Report in Indiana

After suffering injuries in an accident, it can be difficult to find or file your accident report in Indiana. This…

What Happens to Your Digital Assets After Death? 

Most of what we do every day is accomplished digitally. We pay bills, invest in the stock market, talk to…

Disgruntled Terminated Employees and Social Media: What To Know

We receive a fair number of calls from clients every month or so that start along these (hypothetical) lines:"Good morning…

End-of-Life Planning During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives forever. It was also a wake-up call for many to get their affairs in…

The Risks Involved With DIY Estate Planning

Is DIY Estate Planning really as easy as it seems? With all of the estate planning resources available from a…

What's the Difference Between a Trademark and a Copyright?

Many businesses are uncertain as to whether they need trademark vs. copyright protection. In fact, circumstances often warrant both. This…

Meet the Business Services Team at CCHA

No matter your legal problem, CCHA’s business lawyers have the skill and experience to help you solve it. CCHA’s Business…

What to Do After an Uber Accident

The rise in popularity of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft creates a whole new kind of car accident: Car…

How A Joint Account Is Treated At Death

Suppose your Last Will and Testament leaves your estate to your three children in equal shares, but you add only…

Meet the Sports Law Team at CCHA

CCHA’s Sports Law group advises various stakeholders in collegiate athletics on NCAA compliance matters, Title IX, and any legal or…

What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

It is probably no surprise to hear that motorcycle accident injuries are often catastrophic. If you sustained injuries due to…

What Is Probate?

One of the primary purposes of estate planning is to avoid probate. However, probate is also commonly misunderstood—both by those…

Meet the Family Law Team at CCHA

No matter what type of divorce you are going through—a simple uncontested divorce or a complicated conflict in which every…

Pre-Suit Mediation: What Is It And Will It Work For You

The Indiana Supreme Court adopted rules providing for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) a number of years ago. The idea behind…

Estate Planning for Parents of Young Children

Life with young children is busy. Between their school, sports, and social activities, there’s enough going on to continually put…

The Basics of Mediation

The economic and administrative costs associated with civil litigation are significant. Depending on the type of case and issues involved…

Meet the Estate Planning + Probate Teams at CCHA

The American Bar Association, an organization CCHA is proud to call a partner, defines probate as the “formal legal process…

Indiana Brain Injury Lawyer: Helping to Improve the Lives of Victims and Families

During Brain Injury Awareness Month, we’d like to highlight the importance of brain injury recognition and prevention. At Church Church…

Meet the Personal Injury team at CCHA

It’s crucial you have a qualified personal injury lawyer representing you from the outset when managing the aftermath of a…

Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit: Quick Facts

Pursuing a car accident claim can be a complicated process. Even if you think your case is strong, the other…

What Are the Benefits of a Revocable Trust?

Trusts come in all shapes and sizes. Each type serves a different purpose, but all trusts can be a powerful…

NIL in 2022: What's the Verdict?

What’s the verdict on NIL? It turns out the jury’s still deliberating. Or maybe the decision’s on appeal. Either way…

What Is a Spendthrift Trust?

As you do your estate planning, you may be at a point where you’re deciding how to provide for a…

The 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries

If you sustained an injury on the job, you're not alone. Workplace injuries happen every day in all types of…

New Year Estate Planning To-Dos

Happy new year! It’s officially 2022 and, for many, a much-needed clean slate. As we leave 2021 behind us, getting…

6 Tips for Naming a Beneficiary

Nobody enjoys talking about dying. We don’t like to think about what will happen when we are gone. But, we…

2021 Year-End Tax Gifts: What You Need To Know

Believe it or not, the end of the year is just around the corner. CCHA is here to help you…

Legal Steps to Take After a Traumatic Brain Injury

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of another’s negligence, you…

I Was Hurt at Work. What Are My Rights?

If you have been injured while at work you may be concerned about your recovery, what to do about missed…

What Is a Primary and Contingent Beneficiary?

At some point during the estate planning process, you may have heard the terms primary beneficiary and contingent beneficiary. You…

Summer 2021 Safety: Five Things to Know about Pool/Premises Liability

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in friends, family, and outdoor activities like long days by the pool. Unfortunately…

CCHA and Indy Maven team up to discuss starting a business

Just this week, CCHA was excited to sit down with Indy Maven to explore in more depth some of the…

Entrepreneurship + the global pandemic: why now is the perfect time to start your own business

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused many to dramatically change their lifestyles - including the way they work. Many Americans have…

What Happens to My Assets if I Die Without Estate Planning Documents?

When one passes away without a will, their assets pass through what is known as intestate succession. That is to…

The Basics of Indiana Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Like all other states, Indiana has its own state laws regarding wrongful death claims. Indiana's wrongful death statute defines wrongful…

Three things to consider when impacted by a catastrophic personal injury

An accident resulting in personal injuries can be overwhelming, and there can be even more to handle when you or…

Sporting Events and Associated Risks of Spectator Injuries and Liabilities

Injuries are a part of playing sports, but what about as sport spectators? When attending a sporting event as a…

CCHA Sports Law Discusses U.S. Supreme Court NCAA Ruling with WFYI

CCHA’s Sports Law recently sat down with WFYI to discuss outcomes of the recent NCAA ruling, impacting collegiate athletes.“It is…

Three things to know about medical malpractice suits

When a medical professional fails to treat a patient properly and the patient is injured as a result, a person…

Indiana Firework Laws + Firework Safety Month

With the weather heating up, it can only mean one thing — Independence Day and firework season are just around…

Five Challenges When Seeking a Business Loan

Money borrowed from a financial institution by an entrepreneur to start, run, or expand a small business is known as…

Living will vs. advance directive

When it comes to estate planning fundamentals, two terms you’ve likely heard are “living will” and “advance directive.”In a previous…

Spring Clean Your Business

We recently discussed how spring is the perfect time to revisit and readjust your estate plan. It’s also a great…

Spring Cleaning Your Estate Plan

Ah, spring. A time for all things new and to usher in growth. Along with that, CCHA finds it to…

Power of Attorney vs Executor of Estate: The Differences

One of the best things a person can do for their future is have a comprehensive estate plan in place…

Three Things Every Business Owner Should Know about Buy-Sell Agreements

You’re in business and you’re ready to change directions - congratulations! Before walking away from your business, you’ll want to…

Estate planning tips for second marriages

Congratulations on your nuptials, whether they just concluded or are in the near future! As you embark on the next…

Can a School Delete Facebook Comments on Their Page?

In today’s hostile political arena, we’ve all witnessed or become a part of a Facebook comment war: initially the comments…

Truck Accident Claims: The Basics

You or someone you love has been in a semi-truck accident and you need to know what to expect in…

Four tips for starting a family business in 2021

At CCHA, we are committed to helping you achieve your business goals. We’ve previously discussed how to start an online…

Three Legal Ways to Challenge a Non-Compete Agreement

A few years ago, when you accepted your current job, you happily signed all the paperwork put in front of…

Underinsured motorist coverage: What you need to know

Thousands of drivers across the United States operate vehicles on our roads each day without insurance. Thousands more operate their…

Three Reasons to Revisit Your Beneficiary Designation in the New Year

Let’s be honest, when is the last time you even considered revisiting your beneficiaries designation? There’s no better time than…

Five Tips for Success for Non-Custodial Parents in 2021

When it comes to parenting, maneuvering a divorce is one thing; being a non-custodial parent is a whole other challenge.Non-custodial…

Managing child custody during the holidays and the pandemic

With the holidays just around the corner and spiking COVID-19 all throughout the country, many divorced parents are now faced…

Five tips for 2020 year-end tax planning

Choices made between now and end of year can and will significantly impact how much tax you owe come April…

Basics of a Defamation Lawsuit

Whether a business entity or an individual, your reputation is an important asset to possess. Once tarnished, you’ll likely suffer…

Mediation + personal injury: what to expect

If you’ve been in a personal injury accident, mediation may offer a more cost-efficient, speedy and generally less stressful resolution…

Six steps for starting an online business in 2021

If you’re ready to start a new business, CCHA is here to help you get on the fast track to…

How to Get Guardianship of a Senior

2020 has been a challenging year for many. If that includes you and an older family member you love, CCHA…

Year-End Charitable Planning 101: What To Know Before Giving

Giving isn't just a nice thing to do, it also comes with a benefit or two, especially at year's-end. Being…

Do I Need an Estate Planning Attorney?

Planning for your future and the future of your loved ones is difficult to ponder and is easy to put…

Four reasons why to start a business by the end of year

The leaves in Indiana are changing, leaving many feeling inspired to take on something new. Are you ready to get…

What To Do If You Are Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Indiana

Autumn, for some, ushers in more frequent time spent on bicycles. As the weather cools down and the leaves begin…

Three Criteria For Selecting a Power of Attorney

Choosing a health care power of attorney is one of the most important health care decisions one can make. Someone…

Five Things To Do Before Buying a Franchise

CCHA is proud to work alongside entrepreneurs during the creation, acquisition and operation of an existing business or a new…

Understanding Indiana Dog Bite Laws

Fall is upon us and long dog walks are in our future. In the event you or a loved one…

3 Reasons You May Need a Trust

What’s the difference between a will and a trust, and if you need either, when? CCHA walks you through three…

#CCHACares: Prevail, Inc.

When it comes to community partners, finding one with a nobler mission than Prevail, Inc. would require a tremendous deal…

Real Estate Needs To Know During COVID-19

As recently as Tuesday, Aug. 4, the average mortgage refinancing rates for 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both dropped…

Understanding Name, Image and Likeness in College Athletics

Name, image and likeness — commonly shortened to NIL — are three elements that make up the legal concept known…

Managing an Estate during COVID-19: What Guardians Should Know

In these unprecedented times that have resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak, estate planning has come to the forefront of concerns…

Eyeing a Divorce Amid the Pandemic

“New normal” — a phrase we keep hearing in our everyday lives. Though the initial shock has worn off, the…

How Many Executors Can You Have in a Will?

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your family is to have an estate plan in…

How to Get Compensated for Damages

You’ve seen the tv commercials -- “you’ve been in a car accident, now what?” -- but do you know what…

Employers: Do you have a plan for employees to return to work?

At least in the U.S., we’ve reached the point of the COVID-19 journey where we’re eyeing and planning re-opening (in…

COVID-19 and Title IX: Ramifications of budget cuts on gender equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a tidal wave of unforeseen consequences around the globe. Most of us never could have…

4 Estate Planning Tips to Consider During COVID-19

As we continue to maneuver COVID-19 and its repercussions, CCHA is here to bring to you the latest in trusted…

How Coronavirus Changed the (College) Game: Flexibility, Eligibility and Uncertainty

The rapid onset of COVID-19 and the subsequent disruption it has caused has impacted nearly every individual, business and industry…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Late Tuesday, the United States Department of Labor released much-awaited and helpful guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response…

Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses: Impact on Retail, Restaurant and Office Leases

The most current coronavirus pandemic-related question for the commercial/retail real estate leasing industry might be whether force majeure clauses contained…

Guidelines for Co-Parenting during COVID-19

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have released the…

What employers need to know: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On Thursday, March 19th President Trump signed into law “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (“FFCRA”). Below is information concerning…

COVID-19 FAQs for Employers

It’s on everyone’s minds and its impact is being felt worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a…

Starting Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think: How to Start an LLC in Indiana

If starting a business is still on your 2020 to-do list, keep reading -- CCHA can help you navigate your…

Where to File a Lawsuit

For those unaccustomed to legal procedure, preparing and filing a civil lawsuit in Indiana state court is often a daunting…

6 Common Myths About Estate Planning

Estate planning is a process by which individuals protect and preserve assets for themselves and for their heirs and beneficiaries…

Should I Start a Sole Proprietorship?

The new year may have you rearing and ready to start a business - congratulations, you're an entrepreneur! No matter…

Post-Employment Agreements Not to Compete: “Those aren’t enforceable, right?”

This question is a common one we receive from the three types of clients whose interests are affected by these…

Year-End Tax Tips

Previously, we’ve discussed how much you can give away tax-free, but what can be done now to increase your tax…

The Basics of Revocable Trusts

CCHA hears this question often. There are many types of trusts, including but not limited to revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts…

Living Wills in Indiana: What You Need to Know

Mortality is never an easy topic to ponder on your own or discuss with loved ones, but it's something that…

Startup 101: What You Need to Start Your Business

Most business owners will face the question of whether to incorporate or form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) at some…

Business Startups 101: Your Questions Answered

Most business owners will face the question of whether to incorporate or form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to at…

Choosing a Pre-approved Retirement Plan for Your Business

Many employers wish to offer retirement plan benefits in order to attract and retain employees. An employer may find it…

Social Media + Personal Injury: Why To Stay Offline

These days, it's almost second nature to hop online anytime one of life's major events happens -- for better or…

What is a Transfer on Death Deed and How Does it Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

A transfer on death deed can be a very helpful planning tool when designing an estate plan. Indiana is one…

Impaired Employees? Protect Your Business through a Lawful, Tailored Policy

Drug and alcohol abuse by employees can cause serious problems for employers. These problems can include low productivity, absenteeism, risk…

Recent Changes to Indiana Teacher Collective Bargaining

Since the teacher collective bargaining law was overhauled in 2011, new laws and deadlines have resulted in changes for each…

NCAA Transfer Rules

In early September (2017), the NCAA announced that it was beginning to seek member input on its transfer rules. The…

So Your Business Entity Has Been Administratively Dissolved…Now What?

Once a corporate entity has been formed with the Indiana Secretary of State, the entity must routinely file business entity…

Does your Post-Accident Drug Testing Policy Comply with the August 2016 OSHA Rule?

Your employee handbook likely includes a policy that allows you to test an employee for drugs and alcohol after a…

What Happens When a Loved One Dies Without a Will?

While having an estate plan is desirable, sometimes, our loved ones die without a will. When this happens, their assets…

What is academic misconduct under NCAA rules?

Recent news for Notre Dame (“ND”) football included a denied appeal to remove vacation of records penalty in a case…

How the U.S. Supreme Court May have Changed Service Animals in Schools

Autism-support chickens, anxiety-reducing monkeys … you name it, we’ve seen it. In recent years, there has been a considerable rise…

Potential Changes to Student-Athlete Transfer Rules

In early September (2017), the NCAA announced that it was beginning to seek member input on its transfer rules. The…

New Tax Law Affects Alimony

A recent ABA Journal post details how the new tax law will affect alimony. Experts are predicting a surge in…

Beware of the Grandparents' Scam

This warning is for grandparents, but also everyone else as well. There are currently many types of phone scams. One…

The Fiduciary Duties of Members of a LLC

In practice, I have found that about 90% of the entities my clients wish to form are now formed as…

How Does DACA Affect Schools?

After Congress failed to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation, President Obama issued an executive order in June 2012 known as…

The never-ending question: Are student-athletes employees?

The past several months, we have seen courts around the country opine on whether student-athletes should be considered employees for…

The H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa

The first thing many people think about when they hear immigration and visas is the maze of forms, processes, and…

Will Estate Tax Reform Eliminate Need for Estate Planning?

It is assumed there is going to be some sort of estate tax reform. Whether the estate is entirely repealed…

Are your Public Works Agreements Up To Date?

Recent Indiana General Assembly sessions have made significant changes to public bidding requirements and have affected how projects are bid…

NCAA Adopts New Time Management Plan for Student Athletes

Beginning August 1, 2017, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) will put legislation in place with regard to a new…

Obtain a Competitive Advantage as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

A small business that has a minority, female, or veteran owner with at least 51% ownership could be eligible to…

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing by Public Employers

When it comes to drug testing employees, public employers are subject to different standards than private employers. Public employers, unlike…

The NLRB Continues to Treat Student-Athletes as Employees

On September 22, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued an Advice Memorandum relating to Northwestern’s Football Handbook. Strangely…

Guidelines To Avoid Piercing the Corporate Veil

Incorporating a business can provide business owners protection from personal liability. However, a creditor could still undertake “piercing the corporate…

Your Digital Assets

In 2016 the Indiana Legislature adopted the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. This Act allows you to…

"What Now?" The Wisdom and Benefits of Seeking Assistance on Appeal

You've spent months investigating, planning, strategizing, reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, taking depositions, filing and responding to motions, attending pretrial conferences…

The Ultimate Shield Protections of Incorporating

One of the primary concerns of business owners is their personal liability. Liability insurance and risk management practices are important…

The NCAA's Committee on Infractions Means Business

A few months ago, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions issued its report in the long-awaited case of the University of…

Should Your Estate Plan Include a Trust?

Many clients ask if they need a trust. There are several types of trusts including but not limited to revocable…

Observing Corporate Formalities

Business owners often view corporate formalities as burdensome and needless. Often, a company will not have formal annual meetings, or…

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear O'Bannon Case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) case. After 7 years, this…

Divorce and Social Media

Pin it…Text it…Post it…Tweet it…You Tube it…Whatever your favorite platform for online communication, make sure you are aware of the…

Trademarks for Schools

Schools are increasingly realizing the value of protecting their intellectual property, including trademarks. Registering and protecting trademarks can help to…

Keep Watchful Eyes on Your Advanced Aging Loved Ones

As we advance beyond the role of caregiver for our children and into the role of caregiver for our parents…

How Much Can I Give Away Tax Free?

I frequently run into people who are confused about how much they can give away without paying taxes. First of…

Intellectual Property Considerations for Business Startups

We work with business start-ups frequently to both organize their business entities and to facilitate additional start-up activities. Startups face…

Can my Employees Record our Conversations?

The Scenario: You call an Employee, "Eli," into a meeting to discuss his poor performance. As you begin the meeting…

What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Starting a Company

Starting a business takes a mix of patience, money, and savvy when it comes to following the law. The State…

Like the TOMS Shoes Business Model? Try forming a Benefit Corporation

Indiana currently has 6 options from which business owners can decide on the type of legal entity for their company…

College Expenses

Parents preparing to send their children to college face many questions and uncertainties: Will my child be safe? Will she…

Do I need a Lawyer?

Here are a few scenarios that may seem familiar: - I’ve decided to buy a house. - I’ve decided to…

Will Death Taxes Be the Death of You? No!

For decades, death taxes (inheritance and estate) have been a problem for planning one’s estate. At times, the taxes applied…

The Basics of Indiana’s Open Door Law and Access to Public Records Act

Elected officials should be aware of their duty to comply with Indiana’s Open Door Laws and Access Public Record Act…

What Are a Non-Custodial Parent’s Rights to Their Child at School?

Two Types of CustodyIn Indiana, there are two types of custody: legal custody (the authority and responsibility for major decisions…

Beyond the Brady Bunch

Statistics show that over 40% of adults in America have at least one step-relative and that approximately one-third of all…

Five Key Things to Look for in an Employee Severance Agreement

A severance agreement can be an optimal way to terminate an employment relationship from both the employee and the employer’s…