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Are you afraid to send your child for visits with their other parent because they are using or have used illegal drugs?

Judges may now order parents to take a drug test in order to have parenting time. There are some requirements. The parent must have a demonstrated history of unlawful drug use within the previous five years or there has to be some evidence that the parent is currently using illegal drugs. The court can determine the frequency of the drug testing and can order the parent to pay the cost of the drug testing.

Do you have a child that is getting ready to turn 19? Does child support end?

As a general rule, child support in Indiana ends at age 19. However, there is a new law in Indiana, beginning July 1, 2019, which could extend the child support until the child graduates from high school. 

How are mental health issues considered in family law disputes?

Mental illnesses can be disabling and debilitating, just like any other illness. People cannot choose whether they become victim to a mental illness any more than they can choose whether they will acquire a physical disease. Therefore, stigmas surrounding mental illness should be fought.

The yearly cost of raising a child

If you're involved in a complex family law case, such as getting divorced with kids or trying to work together as single parents who are no longer in a romantic relationship, one of your main questions may simply be what your children will cost you. This information helps you when considering child support, child custody and things of this nature. You need to know what your financial obligations will look like in order to come up with a plan to meet them.

How can I help my child adapt to a new visitation schedule?

Children tend to thrive when they have a strong routine in place. Therefore, when a custody arrangement is modified, it can take some time before a child adapts to it. This can be a disconcerting experience for many parents, and they may wonder whether the custody modification is truly acting in their best interests.

Don't get into a battle with a contentious co-parent

Working with a contentious co-parent is a very challenging situation to be stuck in. You might want to continue the relationship because you feel it is best for the children, but you should think carefully about what is going on. There are several things that might come into the picture here.

Finding ways to move on after your marriage ends

Moving on after your marriage ends can be difficult. There are many things that might make it hard to do this, so you have to make sure that you aren't sabotaging your ability to move forward with your life. Some of these can be hard to tackle, but they will be worth it in the end.

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