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What Is the Parental Responsibility for the Payment of Higher Education Expenses After a Divorce?

In Indiana, trial courts can order parents to pay higher education expenses after a divorce. A child attending college can be a significant expense. Divorce can make it more difficult to pay for college expenses. Parents may have different opinions on how to allocate the responsibility during or after the divorce proceedings. The manner in which Indiana courts determine what…

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How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Patients who are suffering from medical mistakes may ask, “How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?” For a claim to be viable, patients must show that the doctor or hospital owed, but failed to meet, the duty of care. Additionally, they need to prove that the medical provider’s action or inaction caused them to suffer an…

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How to File for Visitation Rights in Indiana

Understanding how to file for visitation rights in Indiana can help ensure that non-custodial parents and grandparents have the opportunity to establish or maintain relationships with the children. Whether a parent or grandparent is granted visitation, or “parenting time” with the children is based on the children’s best interests as determined by the Court. Child Custody and Visitation in Indiana…

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What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, physician, or other health care professional causes harm or injury to a patient. Typically, harm or injury is linked to negligent actions of a medical professional or a medical facility. Negligent actions that constitute legal action include a variety of problems such as misdiagnosis, diagnostic errors, surgical errors, medication errors, improper treatments, and lack of…

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How to Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Indiana

Victims of medical malpractice can use several strategies to ensure they find an attorney that can meet their specific needs. Finding the right medical malpractice attorney can make the process of recovering damages for injuries caused by medical negligence a little easier. What Should I Look for When Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney? Each year in the United States,  patients file over…

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How Long After a Birth Injury Can You Sue in Indiana?

In Indiana, generally, an injured party has two years from the date of the alleged neglect, act, or omission to file a lawsuit. However, Indiana has made an exception for injuries to children. In Indiana, a special statute states that a minor less than six (6) years of age has until the minor’s eighth birthday to file a lawsuit. If…

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Car Accident Settlement?

Car accident settlements can take several months to several years depending on specific factors in the case, including how the accident occurred, who is at fault for the accident, and the extent of personal injuries and property damages. In most cases, car accident claims never proceed to court. Instead, damages are typically paid through a settlement. Understanding Car Accident Settlements Personal…

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How To Find the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers Near Me

Medical malpractice law is a complicated, specialized area.  When patient injuries occur, doctors, nurses, specialists, and technicians are represented by tough, aggressive insurance companies and lawyers on the hospital’s payroll.  Finding the right lawyer can mean the difference between winning and losing a case. Medical Malpractice: Finding the Right Lawyer Medical malpractice cases are intensely complicated due to injuries caused…

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How Do I Pay for an Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer

Payment of a personal injury lawyer is linked to which side of the case the lawyer represents: the injury victim or the person who caused the injury. Legal Fees for Personal Injury Cases In personal injury cases, lawyers and their clients have a certain amount of freedom in negotiating legal fees for services rendered. However, it is typically connected to whether…

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