David James Steeleā€™s Answers

David James Steele

Indianapolis Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. If i havent seen or heard from my wife in the past 7 years how do i get a divorce????

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David James Steele
    2. Brooks James Grainger
    2 lawyer answers

    It's slightly more complicated than an answer in this format will allow but it will eventually come down to trying everything possible to serve her with the papers at her last known addresses, etc., and eventualy you will be allowed to serve her by publication. That means printing her notice or summons in a newspaper or some other format in a region you have reason to believe she may be, or last was. Eventually, when you have exhausted all resources at your disposal to find her, the judge...

    7 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Can i counter-sue for prescription pain addiction on a center that prescribed me medicine that was not necessary?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David James Steele
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Martin Paul Weniz
    3 lawyer answers

    No, not really. Nobody forced you to triple your dose with a far more serious medication on a schedule that was CLEARLY too frequent. yes, the "doctor" is a moron and unethical, but truth be told, you will just end up looking like a drug seeker and perhaps an addict taking that incredible amount of medication. But, the point is, whether it was ordered or not, taking it and going back every ten days was voluntary. Sorry. best of luck to you.

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Does a fake or stolen license plate make an accident your fault?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. David James Steele
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Alexander Jesus Limontes
    4 lawyer answers

    Yeah, the one lawyer said you need to talk to an Indiana attorney ASAP. Are we to understand that you are doing this without an attorney??? Please - Please don't do that. You truly need the protection of representation as insurance companies have so much experience in ripping you off. And if your injuries are as serious as you say, you simply cannot take the first number they offer you, assuming they offer you a number at all. There is a whole lot more to this than you can realize. Please...

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. I broke my leg at work do to a accident. How much should I ask for from my employers insurance as a settlement.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Burton A. Padove
    2. John Gus Zgourides
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. David James Steele
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5 lawyer answers

    Everybody's right. And not simply because every lawyer wants a piece of a case so easy. But, because the insurance company will try to throw money at you very quickly before you have an opportunity to consult a lawyer. Ask yourself why it seems so easy. I don't care who you call, but please forget whatever biases you have against attorneys and call one. This is simply much bigger and more complicated than you think it is. You want to maximize your financial recovery? Call one of us. It'...

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. Do I need an attorney to file to have my son's father's rights terminated? No support or contact has been made in over a year.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David James Steele
    2. Hillary Johns
    2 lawyer answers

    The court does not favor terminating parental rights when there is no one there to step in and fill that void. Not. At. All. Plus, he should be paying child support and the court will be rather insistent that he pasy support. i spend a lot of my time each week JUST getting mothers their child support. You could probably get back support too. You're right - you need some help. But I dont believe the answer to it is to terminate his parental rights. If he is a joke of a father and an...

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  6. Am I liable?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ryan Michael Davidson
    2. Michael David Babcock
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Burton A. Padove
    5. David James Steele
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    In addition to all these answers, which I agree with, one more factor, as I believe one lawyer came close to putting it, is what was your neighbor doing there? There is a whole issue of whether or not he was what is called an "invitee." I think at least a small part of it will depend on whether or not he was invited onto your property or allowed onto your property. Does he have the kind of relationship that makes him feel comfortable coming and going? Let me give you the most truth you...

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. Can i file a uncontested divorce by myself?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David James Steele
    2. Brooks James Grainger
    3. Timothy Alan Coe
    3 lawyer answers

    i pretty much beg you not to. Especially as you are going to argue about custody later, just get one now. I have at least 4 cases right now where all I am doing is cleaning up after people who tried to do it themselves.

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. I was rear ended on April 26,2012. my car was totaled. I don't know if I should sue of not?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael David Babcock
    2. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    3. Kevin Coluccio
    4. Christopher David Wyant
    5. David J. McCormick
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    This is beyond simple: Yes, you should sue. You have to sue. Unless, of course, you want to pay all your medical bills and replace your car on your own. As far as picking an attorney, pick one you are comfortable with. The size of the firm couldn't matter less. Actually, now that I think about it, i don't really believe that. i think you would be better served with a small group where you will get far more personal attention. I believe the best way to tell something about a lawyer is to...

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. I have divorced my wife and it was effective Aug. 15 this year. She still lives in my house. How can I get her to leave?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David James Steele
    2. Kathrine Diane Jack
    3. Daniel Seth Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    Yeah, you need to hire an attorney. I just handled this exact same issue last week so i know the procedure. You need to get the decree clarifiied and she's out. Nice and simple. If you would like to talk to me, I would do that for free and charge a very reasonable flat fee for modifying (clarifying) the decree. You can click on my face for all my contact information and i would be happy to discuss it with you. It's actually a pretty simple process that I can do rather quickly.

    Selected as best answer

  10. Do I need family law attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brooks James Grainger
    2. David James Steele
    3. Burton A. Padove
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely yes is not a strong enough answer. No - you cannot do this on your own. Half of my practice consists of establishing paternity (legally through the courts, not the hospital) child support, custody and visitation so it is all set and never argued about. I understand when money is a problem, but like anyone else in this situation, you need to find it. At least $1,000. Anybody who charges less is kind of scamming you and will charge you more later. This is the most important thing...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

317-575-4054