Family Law Section
On Thursday, July 9, Child Advocates will host a one-day training class for attorneys to become a CASA volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Indiana Supreme Court will consider changes to child support guidelines. Comments from the public about proposed changes will be accepted until August 11, 2015. Read more here.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that state laws banning same-sex marriage and denying recognition of such marriages lawfully entered in other states are unconstitutional. Read more here.
On June 11, 2015, the Indiana Supreme Court decided In the Matter of the Adoption of Minor Children: I.B. and W.B.: B.B. v. B.C. and J.L., and Indiana Department of Child Services. Read more about the case here.
The Indiana Supreme Court ruled 4-1 in favor of an adoption agency that it did not have any duties with respect to the putative father registry in excess of statutory requirements, according to The Indiana Lawyer. Find out more here.
The purpose of the Family Law section is to promote the objectives of the Association within the field of family law. To fulfill its purpose, the section, among other activities, shall act as liaison between its members, the judiciary and the Association; study and report upon proposed, necessary and desirable legislation; encourage members of the Association interested in family law issues to meet and confer through this section; promote the legal education of members of the Bar and the public concerning family law issues through the sponsoring of CLE and other seminars, meetings, and by preparing and publishing legal writings in the field of family law.
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A Message from the Section Chair
“Welcome to the online home of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Family Law section. As the 2015 chair of the section, I encourage you to get involved with the section, whether that means attending our educational programming, networking with colleagues at a social event or volunteering for service on the section's executive committee.”
Christopher Barrows - 2015 Family Law Section Chair - Barrows Legal Group LLC