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Fighting Back Against Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

These days, nursing homes and other extended care facilities are more corporate than ever. This means that their priority lies with generating profit, and cuts to the bottom line has unfortunately led to higher rates of nursing home abuse and neglect across the nation. Worse yet, in an attempt to protect themselves, an increasing number of facilities have begun including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts, which limits victims’ options when they or their loved ones choose to fight back against abuse and neglect.

For this month’s post, we’ve chosen to cover

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Sleeping in Your Car After A Few Drinks: Precautions To Know

The fight against drinking and driving has only ramped up in recent years, and Indiana police have increased their efforts in catching drunk drivers. Their expansion of efforts has included setting up DUI checkpoints and increasing their scrutiny of everyday drivers in an attempt to identify illegal behavior.

Not everyone is so quick to engage in drunk driving, however, and plenty of smart people opt to sleep off their drinks inside their car instead of driving off. Unfortunately, the increased vigilance of police everywhere means that they often come across these

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Why Mediation Makes Sense: The Main Benefits of Mediation

It’s true; divorce is messy and expensive no matter how you go about it. What many people don’t realize however is that there are alternatives to traditional divorce proceedings, all of which are designed to speed up the process and make your life easier. One of these options is mediation, the legal process where feuding spouses come together in an attempt to reach a mutual agreement on a variety of issues, all without involving the family law courts of Indiana.

Mediation is comprehensive and can cover topics ranging from child custody

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Injuries Are Not Always Apparent or Obvious at the Scene of an Accident

After an accident such as a car crash, many injuries such as lacerations, fractures, and bruises are obvious and can be easily spotted with the naked eye. However, other types of injuries might not be so obvious, and some could even days or even time to manifest themselves.

Considering the shock of the accident itself, it can be difficult for a victim of an accident to account for all of his/her symptoms, which means that potential issues could be overlooked. In order to help individuals protect themselves and their loved

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Planning a Divorce in Indiana? Be Sure to Check These Items Off Your List

As you move towards your divorce, your head is probably reeling and you might be having trouble figuring out exactly where to start. This is perfectly normal, given that you’re moving towards a fresh start and a new life. To help make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of items that you should fully check off before finalizing the planning stages of your divorce.

To learn more, remember that you can always call David R. Phillips, seasoned Indiana family law, to schedule a free initial consultation. For now, here’s

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Child Support in Indiana: Pitfalls to Avoid

State and federal laws involving child support are complicated, constantly changing, and regularly enforced. After all, the state recognizes the importance of ensuring that a parent provides for his/her child’s needs and fulfills all other related obligations.

When a parent is found to have neglected his/her child support duties, he or she might be subject to a variety of serious legal penalties. In Indiana, it’s important for both parents to understand how the child support system works. To help with this, we’ve written up this post that explains a few

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Coping with Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Catastrophic Personal Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries and other major accidents can change your life permanently, and adjusting to these new changes is always challenging for both the victim of the injury and the loved ones whom they rely on for continued care and support. The combination of emotional and physical stress along with financial pressures can be overwhelming, which is why we have decided to draft up a few tips that can help you and your loved ones deal with catastrophic injuries.

For more involved assistance, know that seasoned Indiana attorney David R. Phillips

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Steps for Filing a Medical Malpractice Suit in Indiana

Indiana requires that all medical malpractice suits be filed within two years of the specified incident, which means that time is of the essence. Many victims of medical malpractice are under enough stress as-is, and having to go through lengthy legal procedures can be off-putting for many. Nevertheless, one thing is clear: the quicker you act, the better your fighting chances are of recovering what is rightfully owed to you.

To help simplify things, this post outlines the basic steps that one needs to follow when filing a medical malpractice

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Indiana Law and Marijuana Possession: Yes, It Is Still A Criminal Offense!

Over the last few years, marijuana has been cast in an increasingly positive light as its medical benefits are further explored. Not only that, but recreational use has also lost much of its stigma, and efforts to decriminalize or fully legalize marijuana have emerged all across the country. Several states, including Washington and California, have paved the way in legalizing marijuana, and this has caught the attention of the entire nation.  

So what does this mean for marijuana enthusiasts in Indiana? Well, Indiana is not one of the few states

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Federal vs State Criminal Charges in Indiana

Many criminal offenses are handled by the state in Indiana, but the federal government holds jurisdiction over several key areas. One of the more common questions that David R. Phillips hears revolves around this distinction, as many wonder whether their case will stay within the state or go to the federal courts.

We thought this would be a good opportunity to explore some of the key differences between federal and state crimes in Indiana, which this post aims to explore. Remember, if you’re looking for more in-depth legal assistance, we

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