How to divide retirement savings in an Indiana divorce
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by bkabritsor
1M ago
Dividing retirement accounts and pensions can be a critical step in Indiana divorces. These are the results of years of planning and labor, not just money. Indiana law regulates the division of these assets to guarantee a fair split. Identifying marital versus separate assets Differentiating between individual and marital assets is first. Everything gained during marriage, including deposits to retirement accounts, gets included in marital assets. Separate assets, however, are those inherited or gifted prior to the marriage. Only the marital assets end up divided in a divorce in Indiana. Divis ..read more
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Patrick C. Munson Joins Mallor Grodner Attorneys
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by bonniecostin
1M ago
Patrick C. Munson has joined Mallor Grodner LLP, as an attorney in the firm’s business and professional practice services division of the firm. Patrick received his undergraduate degree from Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and his JD from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. His practice areas include business law, litigation, and automotive dealer representation. Patrick’s passion for the automotive industry began during his childhood in Morristown, Indiana, where his father ran dealerships as a finance officer. He is a member of the National Association of D ..read more
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Creating a bird nesting routine during divorce
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by bkabritsor
4M ago
Bird nesting is a co-parenting arrangement where children remain in the family home, and parents take turns living with them. This setup provides stability and continuity for children during a divorce. While bird nesting presents challenges, following guidelines that have worked well for other families can help ensure you establish a routine that works for everyone. Make a clear plan When implementing a bird nesting routine, establish clear guidelines and schedules. Decide on the length of each parent’s stay, work out expense sharing details and plan how transitions will take place. Consistenc ..read more
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Mallor Grodner Attorneys Selected to the 2024 Indiana Super Lawyers List
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by bonniecostin
5M ago
Six attorneys at Mallor Grodner have been named to the 2024 Indiana Super Lawyers list—Andy Mallor, Kendra Gjerdingen, and Amy Stewart for Family Law; Anne Curry and Richard Hall, Estate and Probate; and Dustin Plummer, Business/Corporate Law. Selection to the Super Lawyers list is an honor for which no more than 5% of the lawyers in Indiana are chosen. Super Lawyers selection is an honor reserved for those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high ..read more
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Richard M. Hall Joins Mallor Grodner Attorneys
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by bonniecostin
6M ago
Mallor Grodner LLP is pleased to welcome Richard M. Hall to the firm’s private client group. Richard brings extensive experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and business formations and transactions to the firm. During his career, he has been involved in more than 250 transactions involving the sale or purchase of business or investment property. Richard received his JD from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1981) and his undergraduate degree in business (accounting) from Indiana University, Bloomington (1997). Richard is a certified public accountant ..read more
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4 ways to shield your children from divorce parental conflict
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by bkabritsor
7M ago
Divorce can be a challenging time for families in Indiana. For example, parents may conflict but want to shield their children from that turmoil. Fortunately, there are several practical strategies parents can use to minimize the impact of divorce on their children. 1. Create a united front It is possible for divorcing parents to present a united front when it comes to their children. Maintaining consistent routines and rules between households helps children feel secure and minimizes the confusion caused by conflicting expectations. Cooperative co-parenting involves working together to make i ..read more
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Haozhen “David” Ma and Patrick C. Munson Join Mallor Grodner Attorneys
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by bonniecostin
7M ago
Haozhen “David” Ma and Patrick C. Munson have joined Mallor Grodner LLP, as attorneys in the firm’s business and professional practice services division of the firm. David received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, completing his bachelor’s degree with triple majors in accounting, finance, and technology management and his master’s degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his JD, with High Honors, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. David is a small business owner himself and understands the impo ..read more
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Mallor Grodner LLP Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024
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by bonniecostin
9M ago
Mallor Grodner LLP is pleased to announce the firm has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, regionally in two practice areas, Family Law and Trusts & Estates Law. Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be considered for this milestone achievement, at least one lawyer in the law firm must be recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Seven Mallor Grodner attorneys are included in the 2024 edition of The B ..read more
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What is equitable property division?
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by bkabritsor
10M ago
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Indiana has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation with a rate of 8%. Indiana couples going through the divorce process will often have to deal with dividing their assets. The state uses equitable property division as the legal framework to determine who gets what and to ensure fairness between the spouses. Equitable property division defined Equitable property division is a principle of fairness in the distribution of marital assets and liabilities. It does not necessarily mean that there will be a 50/50 or equal property division between the divor ..read more
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Erica Dobkowski Named to 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America
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by bonniecostin
1y ago
Mallor Grodner LLP is pleased to announce that Erica Dobkowski has been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America are divided by geographic region and practice areas. Candidates can only be considered for one recognition at a time, either “Ones to Watch” or traditional Best Lawyers awards. “Best Lawyer ..read more
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