Indiana Personal Injury and Family Law Legal Blog

What You Need to Prepare for Your Divorce

By James Emerson on July 31, 2021

Making the decision to end a marriage is difficult and comes with many responsibilities. You will need to identify all of your martial assets, determine how to divide your property, come to terms on a custody agreement, and fulfill certain requirements under Indiana state law. This can all be overwhelming at first, but a skilled family law attorney can guide you through the process and help you prepare for all legal proceedings.

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Steps to Settling Your Car Accident Claim

By James Emerson on July 26, 2021

Following an auto accident, your biggest goal is getting your bills paid and to get back on your feet. You may hope that you can quickly file a claim online or over the phone with the other driver’s insurance to get compensation immediately. Insurances companies like to say it is an easy and seamless process — for them, at least.

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Posted in: Auto Accidents

Maximize Your Compensation After a Car Accident

By James Emerson on July 21, 2021

One of the first questions we get when meeting with clients is, “How do I pay my medical bills?” Most people do not have significant savings or health insurance to cover an emergency room visit on top of the costs of repairing a vehicle, taking time off work to see doctors, and getting any long-term treatment. A single collision can come with a massive stack of bills that set you back months to years as you struggle to recover. However, if you were injured by a negligent driver, then you may have a car accident claim against that driver’s insurance company. In order to get the most out of your claim, you should work with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how to tell your story effectively.

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Posted in: Auto Accidents

Who Gets Custody in Indiana if the Parents Are Not Married?

By James Emerson on July 7, 2021

Many people have children and choose not to get married for a variety of reasons, ranging from a lack of romantic interest to personal preferences regarding relationships. Whatever the parents’ reason, raising a child outside of marriage can create some confusion regarding custody rights. If both parents are together and happily cohabitating, custody may never be an issue. However, if there is a breakup, then the question of custody may lead to a contentious legal battle. It is important for Indiana parents to understand their rights in family court and to work with an experienced Carmel family lawyer to ensure they do not receive an unfair custody deal.

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Posted in: Child Custody

New Location

By James Emerson on January 10, 2020

Welcome to 2020!! With the start of a new year and a new decade, for that matter, Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C. is growing and expanding to better serve you, our client.

EMERSON DIVORCE AND ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEYS, L.L.C.’S NEW OFFICE

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Drunk Driving Lawyer Blog: Cheap DUI Lawyer

By James Emerson on September 3, 2019

Cheap DUI Lawyer?  Think Again!

No one saves money for a DUI charge.  When you are charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (“OVWI”) you will be looking for way to save.  It would be normal for you to consider hiring an affordable DUI lawyer or go the “do it yourself” route.  Trying to defend your DUI on the cheap can be a big costly mistake.  Don’t be a penny pincher and waste your time searching for a cheapo OVWI attorney.  There aren’t many things you will experience in your life more serious than a criminal drunk driving charge.  This is a a life-changing event that you will have to live with the rest of your life.

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Divorce: What it is and the Divorce Process

By James Emerson on August 22, 2019

If you and your spouse are considering divorce, then know that you’re not alone. In 2017, nearly one million couples in the United States decided to go their separate ways.

Divorce is unique, and each experience is different. In many cases, this type of separation can be a solution to a marriage that no longer functions. Unfortunately, divorce can be a lengthy and emotional process.

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Posted in: Divorce, Uncategorized

Indiana Domestic Violence Laws

By James Emerson on May 16, 2017

Domestic violence is difficult because it can be tough to tell who is telling the truth, who was the aggressor, and the parties readiness to help the State prove their case. These difficulties make domestic violence cases among the most likely to go to trial. Furthermore, there are many cases of false reporting by an alleged victim to manipulate the system in an attempt to hurt the alleged perpetrator.

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Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer Blog: Cheap Divorce Attorney

By James Emerson on May 16, 2017

Cheap Divorce Lawyer?  Think Again!

When you are going through divorce money is tight, and you will be looking for way to save.  It is common for people to consider hiring a cheap divorce lawyer or one of those “do it yourself” divorce kits online.  Trying to get divorced on the cheap can be a big costly mistake.  Don’t be a penny pincher and waste your time searching for a cheapo divorce attorney.  There aren’t many things you will experience in your life more serious than a divorce.  It is a life-changing event that you will have to live with the rest of your life.

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Posted in: Divorce, Uncategorized