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Posted on: Oct 29, 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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IndyBar Sections and Divisions Need You! Apply to Serve by November 2
As 2018 ticks to
a close, IndyBar sections and divisions are in the process of evaluating their committee rosters and determining vacancies for 2019. Now is the perfect time to indicate your interest in serving on a committee! If you're interested, please fill out the easy form here by November 2. Feel free to indicate your willingness to serve on ANY of our section or division committees when you fill out the form.
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Life-Changers: Resources for a Well-Rounded Life
By Beth Cox, Kids' Voice of Indiana/Cox & Koons LLP
I’m told (but not surprised) that solo/small-firmers are some of the most over-worked and over-stressed members of the workforce. So much so that it has recently been proposed that we add a “wellness” requirement to our CLE lineups. Because I’m a girl who feels the stress and needs to drop some, I thought I’d share with you some recent discoveries in my pursuit of a more “well-rounded” life.
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Tax Law Changes Require Divorce to be Signed by Judge by December 31, 2018
By Richard A. Mann, Mann Law PC
If you are the spouse in a pending divorce in Indiana, you should speak with your CPA and your attorney about the significant impact the new federal tax law has on you and your ability to negotiate a settlement that allows you to make much of what you pay to your ex-spouse deductible for tax purposes.
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Supreme Court of the United States Begins Term With Environmental Case
Intro by Colin Connor, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
The Supreme Court of the United States began its new term with eight justices on October 1, as Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was still up in the air at the time. The first case the justices heard involved a dispute between private property rights and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s efforts to protect the dusky gopher frog.
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IDOI Recommends Making Sure Your College-Bound Student Has the Insurance Coverage Needed While Away
The week of August 20, 2018, was the start of classes for most students heading to colleges and universities in Indiana. While your focus may be on your child’s
move and making sure their living space is a safe and comfortable environment to live and learn, don’t forget to review your insurance coverage with them so they are prepared in the event they need it. 
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