Bar Talk March: Legal News You Need to Know - IndyBar Blog

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Posted on: Apr 2, 2018

The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

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Divorce and the New Tax Law
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The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”) was signed into law on December 22, 2017.  With this sweeping tax legislation comes several changes that will impact income taxes in the context of a divorce. This is a summary of the more significant changes to keep in mind.
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Overcoming Social Media eDiscovery Challenges Part 1: Identification and Preservation
By Helen Geib, QDiscovery
Social media is dynamic, interactive and informal. The very qualities that make social media so attractive to its users create a plethora of practical challenges in eDiscovery. Recognizing social media eDiscovery challenges is the first step to overcoming them, beginning at the initial stages of the EDRM process.
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Estate Planning: Leaving A Home To Heirs While You’re Still Alive
Intro by Jason R. Sprinkle, Indiana University Foundation
Real estate is often the largest asset in an individual’s estate. Many plan to sell and downsize but for those who plan to “age in place” they should consider what will happen to this asset once they are gone. Leaving your home to an heir in your will can often come with additional costs to your estate.
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Lawyer's Guide to Using Social Media to Land Leads
Intro by Alex Van Gorp, Van Gorp Legal Services
Especially as older partners struggle to rotate a pdf, many younger attorneys are able to reach potential clients others cannot. Social media allows for professionals to connect with a different kind of audience and in a different style than traditional methods allowed.
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2018 IDEM Screening Level Tables Now Available; Effective March 7
The 2018 version of Table A-6 includes all of the chemicals found in the 2017 table with the exception of barium chromate, calcium chromate, lead chromate, sodium dichromate and strontium chromate
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