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Your Kid Goes to Jail, You Get the Bill

Today, mothers and fathers are billed for their children’s incarceration — in jails, detention centers, court-ordered treatment facilities, training schools or disciplinary camps — by 19 state juvenile-justice agencies, while in at least 28 other states, individual counties can legally do the same. But that may be changing.

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 When Parents of Children with Disabilities Divorce

Each year, parents of a million American children divorce. Divorce affects everyone involved, but it is often the most difficult for children with disabilities. When custody determinations or modifications involve children with disabilities, the decisions regarding the “best interests of the child” can be even more complex.

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Parenting Advice: When Your Child is Arrested

If you have children, then you know the truth. Kids, especially teens, are impulsive. Sometimes they behave erratically. Sometimes their decisions defy logic. And occasionally those bad decisions get them arrested.

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5 Reasons You Need a Divorce Lawyer

If you are seeking a divorce, you may be tempted to file for divorce on your own using court provided documents or information from a book or website. While a do-it-yourself divorce may be acceptable in some situations, most people should consider hiring an attorney to represent their interests. Here are five reasons that a person should consider hiring an attorney during a divorce proceeding.

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What's the Difference Between Power of Attorney and Conservatorship?

A power of attorney for financial matters and a conservatorship can both authorize a person to have control over another person’s financial affairs.

 There are a few key differences. For one, a power of attorney is limited to financial assets, whereas a conservatorship, also called an adult guardianship, can have two components: a conservatorship of the estate and a conservatorship of the person.

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Everything You Should Know about Adult Guardianships, or Conservatorships

If the person in your care is in good health, you may not be thinking about her possible need for a conservatorship, or adult guardianship. But if you’re considering this step, you’re not alone. The unfortunate truth is that many older adults have long periods toward the end of life when they’re not able to make decisions for themselves – due to Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, a stroke, an accident, or some other serious medical condition.

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Indiana Protective Order Laws

In the beginning, all that attention you got from your ex was really flattering. But now that your relationship is over, it’s starting to feel scary and dangerous. If you’ve heard of restraining orders but have been wary of them because you don’t know how they work, this article can give you a brief summary of protective orders laws in Indiana.

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Why YOU Need a Will

Many people wonder if they really need a will. They may think that they don’t have enough assets to bother with a will. Some people erroneously believe that a will causes your heirs to have to go through probate, leading to unnecessary expenses. However, a will is a good idea for just about everyone. 

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