Archive for the Indiana Law Category


Can I Sue if the House I Bought Has a Leaky Basement?

What if the Basement Leaks Years After I Bought the House? This year’s heavy rain has caused many Lake County, Indiana real estate buyers to find their basements full of water or walls that seep water. As many people have discovered, a leaky basement can cause thousands of dollars of structural damage and can cause […]

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WHAT DOES A TRUSTEE OF A LIVING TRUST DO?

Explanation of a Living Trust Let’s say you own a diamond ring, a house, a cat, furniture, and a bank account with $20,000.00. At law, there are 2 elements of ownership. There is the legal ownership and there is the beneficial ownership of any property (a “property” here means personal property and real estate). In […]

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Child Molesting|Civil Statute of Limitations Indiana

INDIANA STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN CIVIL ACTIONS FOR MOLESTATIONS Indiana law imposes a 2 year statute of limitations on torts, to wit, actions in which a person suffers some injury caused by another person. Indiana Code § 34-11-2-4. If the harm occurs to a person who is under a “legal disability,” such as being less […]

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Real Estate and Mechanic Liens in Indiana

Not too long ago, a client came to me in a panic. They were selling their home. Suddenly, they are served with a Notice of Intention to Hold a Mechanic’s Lien. There was an allegation of work and a claim for over $10,000.00. They had a buyer in the wings, ready to close. The lien […]

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Crime is Alive and Well in Porter & Lake County Indiana: Love of Money is the Root of All Evil

Headline from The Times: Masked men rob elderly, wheel chair-bound Valpo man VALPARAISO | Police are investigating a report of a strong-arm robbery Monday of an elderly man confined to a wheel chair. Dispatchers received a 911 hang-up call about 3 p.m. from 1710 Vale Park Road. Valparaiso police responded and learned a wheel chair-bound, […]

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