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Divorce Attorney Rex Padgett Discusses Indiana Child Support Changes

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Cordell & Cordell Indianapolis divorce attorney Rex Padgett recently was quoted in a story published by The Indiana Lawyer regarding changes being proposed to Indiana’s child support guidelines.

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Scott Trout Advocates For Shared Parenting In Indiana Lawyer

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Cordell & Cordell Executive/Managing Partner, CEO Scott Trout was recently quoted in an article published by Indiana Lawyer detailing the efforts by Indiana lawmakers to pass legislation that would establish the presumption of shared parenting in the state. [Read more…]

Indiana Lawyer Interviews Cordell & Cordell Attorney Jason Hopper about Arrears and Age of Emancipation

Jason Hopper Wall Street JournalIndianapolis Divorce Lawyer Jason Hopper was featured extensively in an Indiana Lawyer article regarding prospective changes to the state’s age of emancipation law.

Many Indiana fathers have unknowingly been accumulating child support arrears after assuming their duty to pay support ends with the child’s 18th birthday when in fact the age of emancipation is 21 in Indiana. A proposed bill would lower the age of emancipation for minors from 21 to 19.

“I can’t begin to tell you how many prospective clients that I interview that have the displeasure of finding out that they have a child support arrearage,” Hopper told the newspaper.

The issue is particularly troublesome to wealthier clients who can accumulate substantial arrearages quickly if they miss a few payments. Since those child support payers who owe more than $15,000 face felony charges and up to eight years in prison, Hopper said high-income dads are at greater jeopardy of facing punishment simply because they’re paying a higher dollar amount in support.

The article “Bill Would Change Child Support Statute” is for subscribers only, but it can be read by signing up for a free 8-week trial. Read Jason Hopper’s bio for more information.

Indiana Lawyer‘s interest in reporting Mr. Hopper’s insight into this timely issue is indicative of the respect earned by the Cordell & Cordell law firm and its skilled divorce lawyers. With more than 20 years experience representing men’s interests in divorce and domestic litigation matters, Cordell & Cordell continually proves it is a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, please call 1.866.DADS.LAW.

Cordell & Cordell In Wall Street Journal

Jason Hopper Wall Street JournalWhen looking for analysis of the latest divorce trends and movements in the industry, the Wall Street Journal turns to Cordell & Cordell.

Once again the prestigious newspaper has called upon a Cordell & Cordell divorce lawyer to provide insight into an important, emerging legal field; this time it’s frozen embryos.

As Indianapolis Divorce Lawyer Jason Hopper explained to the Wall Street Journal, there is a new battle in divorce cases over who controls the rights to frozen embryos after a couple breaks up.

As in vitro fertility treatments – in which an egg and sperm are joined outside the body – become more common, so have post-disputes over the embryos.

Mr. Hopper described how he was able to reach an out-of-court agreement over preserved embryos on behalf of his client who didn’t want his ex-wife to use them. For now the embryos will stay frozen and Hopper’s negotiated settlement exposes the fertility clinic to legal liability if they are used without the man’s consent.

The article is for subscribers only, but there is a video about the article that can be viewed by non-subscribers.

The Wall Street Journal’s interest in reporting Mr. Hopper’s insight into this cutting edge issue is indicative of the respect earned by the Cordell & Cordell law firm and its skilled divorce lawyers. With more than 20 years experience representing men’s interests in divorce and domestic litigation matters, Cordell & Cordell continually proves it is a partner men can count on.

To schedule an appointment with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, please call 1.866.DADS.LAW.