Indiana Small Claims

  • June 14th, 2021
  • Chris Bandemer
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Under Indiana Code 33-28-3-4, the current limit on Indiana small claims cases is $8,000.  One July 1, 2021, that amount will be increased to $10,000.  If you have any question feel free to contact me.

Indiana Child Support

  • January 26th, 2021
  • Chris Bandemer
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In Indiana, child support is calculated using the Indiana Child Support Calculator (  The basics of the calculator are that each party lists their gross (not net) weekly income, any prior child support orders, list and subsequent children, the number of overnights for each parent,  the amount of weekly daycare…

Indiana Divorce – Mediation

  • October 12th, 2020
  • Chris Bandemer
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During the Indiana divorce process the parties may be confronted with the decision to enter into mediation.  Mediation is a process by which the parties (attorneys included) meet with a neutral third party who tries to resolve all or some of the issues.  Think of the opening scene in Wedding…

Indiana Evictions – COVID

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are facing evictions. Evictions for non-payment of rent may be stayed (i.e. postpone the eviction) until December 31, 2020 if you meet the following criteria: I have used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing; I either expect…

Indiana Divorce – Discovery/Mediation

  • October 25th, 2019
  • Chris Bandemer
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In an Indiana divorce, after the Provisional Hearing, the parties to an Indiana divorce action enter a nebulous period known as discovery.  Discovery is a period of time during which the parties are allowed to investigate, for lack of a better term, each other.  This is done through interrogatories (a…

Indiana Divorce – Provisional Orders

In Indiana, after a petition for dissolution of marriage is filed the court will typically hold a provisional hearing.  A provisional hearing is a hearing to set temporary orders.  A provisional hearing is authorized under Indiana Code 31-15-4,  where either party can ask the court to make temporary determinations as…

Indiana Divorce – Jurisdiction and Venue

If you recently moved to Indiana and are considering a divorce it is important to understand the residency requirements for filing for a divorce in Indiana.  To be eligible to file a divorce action in Indiana, for six months immediately preceding the filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage,…

Indiana Divorce

Divorce (or dissolution of marriage)in Indiana is governed by Indiana Code 31-15-1, et seq. An Indiana divorce can be granted for four (4) reasons, irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, felony conviction after marriage, impotence existing at the time of marriage, and incurable insanity of either party for a period of…

Relocating with Children in Indiana

  • August 29th, 2016
  • Chris Bandemer
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If you have a custody order (paternity or decree of dissolution) in Indiana and you want to move (i.e. relocate) then you must comply with Indiana Code 31-17-2.2 .  which states that 90 days prior to a move the relocating party must notify the court and the non-relocating party…

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