Indiana Personal Injury and Family Law Legal Blog
Consumers in the U.S. were naturally excited when the first “self-driving” cars were launched on the market. The hope was that this new technology would not only make commuting easier but also reduce traffic crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities. As it has turned out, however, Tesla vehicles running on Autopilot have been involved in a number of serious accidents, some of them fatal.
Divorce can cause upheaval in a person’s life. It can also complicate income taxes. Different rules will apply at different steps of the divorce process. If you are going through, or have recently gone through, an Indianapolis divorce, the following is what you can expect your first time filing taxes after your divorce becomes final.
Winters can be harsh in Indiana. Snow, sleet, and ice can cause hazardous driving conditions and can be devastating for anyone on the roadways. In a recent year, the first snow of the season in Fort Wayne led to more than 95 accidents in an eight-hour period, as reported by the News Sentinel.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have been common in celebrity divorces for decades. If a couple’s relationship has been public or even admired by others, the last thing those two want is for sensitive information about them become public, too. This could be socially or publicly damaging and could lead to the loss of future career opportunities.
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an Order Amending Indiana Parenting Time Schedules. The order was filed with the clerk of the court on October 5, 2021. The new order goes into effect on January 1, 2022.
Sideswipe accidents occur when the sides of two vehicles come into contact or collide. This type of crash typically involves drivers traveling in the same direction. Sideswipes are common when distracted or drowsy drivers drift into another lane, when drivers switch lanes without performing a head check and hit vehicles in their blind spots, and when drivers fail to yield when merging into oncoming traffic.
Indiana is one the few states that presumes all assets and liabilities, whether owned by one or both spouses, will be divided equally in a divorce. In many other states, only property acquired during the marriage is subject to distribution. In most cases, property and debts acquired and owned separately before the marriage are distributed equally in an Indiana divorce. This rule applies to pensions, IRAs, and 401(k)s, as well as to other types of assets.
Multi-vehicle pile-ups can cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers involved. They are more likely to result in catastrophic or fatal injuries than two-car collisions, because a vehicle can be hit multiple times from different directions. There is also more flying glass, crushed metal, and leaking gas when there are more vehicles involved. These accidents are common on freeways where traffic moves fast, and when visibility or road conditions are poor. Multi-car crashes are chain-reaction events that can cause bodily injury and property damage to several motorists in different vehicles.
Divorce can be hard for kids. It’s not their fault, but they are still affected. There are things you and your spouse can do to help your kids through this difficult time.
No matter how you and your spouse feel about each other, you should both be able to agree that you want to do what’s best for the kids. After you file for divorce, you will want to shield them as much as possible from the negative feelings that both of you are experiencing.
An automobile accident is a very traumatic event. There’s a lot going on, with first responders providing care and working to get traffic back to normal. You will probably feel disoriented, but, if you can, it’s important to take photographs of the accident scene, the people involved, the damaged vehicles, and any injuries you or the passengers with you may have sustained.
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