Articles Tagged with “family law”

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association founded this movement and continues to work with the professional family building community, corporate partners, and the media to:

  • ensure that people trying to conceive know the guidelines for seeing a specialist when they are trying to conceive.

Harden Jackson is pleased to announce that three attorneys from our firm have been recognized by SuperLawyers for 2014.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for MLJ WEB2.jpgMichele Jackson has been named to the “Rising Stars” list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Indiana for 2014. Ms. Jackson chairs the firm’s Adoption and Reproductive Law Practice Group and focuses her practice in adoption as well as assisted reproductive technology law matters.

AEG WEB.jpgAmanda Glowacki has been named to the “Rising Stars” list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Indiana for 2014. Ms. Glowacki assists individuals with all areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage, post-dissolution modifications, and custody cases. She is also a registered domestic relations mediator providing mediation services to families facing the changing circumstances which accompany dissolution of marriage, custody and parenting time modifications, child support modifications and paternity determinations.

FAMILY LAW WEB.jpgFinding the best divorce lawyer for your situation can be difficult. Once you’ve chosen an attorney, the decisions don’t end there. You can choose your actions carefully and help manage your case to reduce fees and emotional turmoil. Our law office offers suggestions to keep the fees (and emotions) under control.

Legal matters can contribute to emotional and financial stress. A client’s emotional state can cause attorneys’ fees and litigation costs to escalate. For example, if one party is vindictive or mean-spirited, he/she may refuse to negotiate in good faith, behave in such a manner that necessitates numerous court appearances, or otherwise cause delays. Assuming the other party acts unreasonably, such conduct is outside your control. In these circumstances your divorce attorney should attempt to cope with the situation through appropriate procedures. This negative conduct will be expensive and exhausting to all parties. By being aware of how emotion and behavior can affect attorneys’ fees, you are capable of reducing fees by conducting yourself in the highest, most rational manner and following these simple rules:

  1. Keep in mind that the services your family law attorney provides are primarily legal. It is essential that your attorney understand the basic nature of your past interaction with the other party(ies). It is in your best interests that you recognize and cope with the stress which occurs when you are involved in a legal dispute. If necessary, see a professional therapist or counselor. Our office is happy to give credible referrals. Unless you are thinking clearly, you may be inclined to make decisions influenced more by emotion, which could increase your fees or negatively affect the litigation or settlement of your case.

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We are proud that Lanae Harden was recently interviewed by the Business Leader Spotlight Show, an online radio show that is syndicated to over 1.5-million listeners. The “Business Leader Spotlight” show’s goal is to take topics that are of general interest to the public and provide valuable insights into the topic from experienced professionals in that industry. Lanae was interviewed about the legal issues you can encounter in a divorce in Indiana. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the following link:

Lanae Harden Indiana Divorce Attorney Interview

Roesch, Amanda_5649Web.jpgCARMEL, IN – June 27, 2013 -Harden Jackson is pleased to announce that Amanda D. Sapp has joined the firm’s Assisted Reproductive Technology and Adoption practices.

Amanda Sapp is a registered nurse and worked at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for over 7 years. In 2011, Ms. Sapp graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing. Ms. Sapp received her Juris Doctor from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis. Ms. Sapp has also been certified by the Indiana Supreme Court as a registered public policy mediator. Prior to joining Harden Jackson, Ms. Sapp worked for a law firm as a legal nurse consultant.

Her legal and medical knowledge will, no doubt, help serve clients in the ever evolving area of assisted reproductive law.

It is very rare that a family law case reaches the Supreme Court. However, on Tuesday, emotions boiled over at the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments in a case testing the meaning and reach of the Indian Child Welfare Act, known as ICWAA. This is a case that touches on the already complex process of adoption and the United States’ embarrassing history of taking away Native American children from their family – this is no typical family law case.

MLJ headshot.jpgAccording to the Huffington Post, the case involves a South Carolina couple fighting for custody of their adopted daughter who, after a court battle, was returned to her biological father in Oklahoma.

At issue is the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal law that gives tribes and relatives a say in decisions affecting children with Native American heritage. Passed in 1978 because of the high number of Indian children being removed from their homes by public and private agencies, the act gives the tribe and relatives a say in decisions affecting the child. In the current case, to be heard Tuesday, more than a dozen states and 23 current and former members of Congress have filed briefs supporting the law.

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