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William Leigh Wilson

South Bend Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. How to file a legal separation in Indiana without attorney

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Eric Charles Lewis
    2 lawyer answers

    One thing to keep in mind is that legal separation is a temporary status. It expires after one year. You could file a petition for dissolution of marriage, at which point you would be legally separated. If you and your husband are able to reconcile, the dissolution proceeding can always be dismissed. But, most courts will let a dissolution action remain open so long as the parties are trying to reconcile.

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  2. In the state of Indiana do you have to wait to get remarried

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
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    Assuming that we're referring to Indiana law, the answer could be yes or no. Many courts do not include a time when a divorce decree is entered. It could be signed in the morning, or it could be signed in the afternoon. It's at the moment that the judge signs the divorce decree that the marriage ends. So, if you got married before the judge signed the decree, it might have been illegal. Whether this means your marriage is void or voidable is a question that you really need to explore with an...

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  3. I'm a customer at a gas station, when i guy comes out the blue and assaults me! The store caught the act on tape, police called!

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Burton A. Padove
    3. David Andrew Mallen
    3 lawyer answers

    You may have a possible claim, but one thing to consider is that by filing a lawsuit you might bring much more attention to the video and cause the number of views to skyrocket. I would consult with an attorney in your county to discuss the issue in more detail.

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  4. If my 9 year old daughter does not want to visit her father do I need to make her go

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Elaine Terry Silver
    3. Jeffrey Pollock
    4. Erasmo John Compatore
    5. Nancy Nellor Retsinas
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    The simple answer is yes, you must make her go. As in other states, Indiana law takes the position that you are the adult, she is the child, and she does not get to decide whether she wants to go to her father's or not--just like she doesn't get to decide whether she goes to school, whether she does her homework, or whether she does anything else you've told her to do. You should NOT, however, tell her that she has to go because "the judge said so" or anything like that. I've seen some...

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  5. What is the legal duty of an executor of a estate.? On what basis can a will be contested?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Herbert Warren Cooper IV
    2. Elliot S Coren
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    4. William Leigh Wilson
    5. Henry Lebensbaum
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    I am not licensed in MA so you definitely should consult with an attorney in your community who handles probate matters. Generally, the executor of an estate is responsible for gathering the deceased person's assets, notifying creditors, paying legitimate expenses, and then distributing what is left in accordance with the will. The basis on which a will can be contested varies from state to state, but generally speaking a will can be contested on the theory that it was the product of undue...

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  6. My 16 year old sister sent topless pictures to an 18 year old guy, can she get in trouble if we turn this in?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2 lawyer answers

    I assume your sister sent topless pictures of herself. Some prosecutors could argue that she was distributing child pornography, although others might exercise discretion and not do anything with it. But, the other guy could have a bigger problem in that if he posts the pictures he's more likely to face charges of distributing child pornography. What I would advise a client to do is to work with an attorney who has a good working relationship with the prosecutor's office to see if there's a...

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  7. What happens when the child doesn't form a bond with the non custodial parent?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
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    This is a tough situation, but keep in mind that a 2-and-a-half-year-old should not get to make the decisions about whether she sees her biological father or not. If you surrender that authority to her, you lose your authority as a parent to enforce your own rules. Why the biological father has suddenly become interested is hard to tell. I have seen cases where the "interest" is pushed by other family members, but the biological parent isn't really interested. I've also seen cases where the...

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  8. Can I press charges for ex recording sex without my knowledge or consent, and then sharing video with coworkers?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    2. Christopher David Wyant
    2 lawyer answers

    To follow up to my colleague's answer, the first step would be to contact your local police (which is what the prosecutor's office will tell you to do). The police should prepare a report and forward it to the prosecutor's office for review. That office would then decide whether a crime has been committed and whether charges should be filed. (A prosecutor might decide a crime has been committed but decide not to file charges if he or she believes proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt is...

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  9. Invasion Of Privacy?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
    1 lawyer answer

    The one piece of information that is missing here is what kind of security system your neighbor has. If it's a video surveillance system then you might have an invasion of privacy issue. If it's merely a motion sensor that turns lights on, it's doubtful. Invasion of privacy cases are very fact-sensitive, and they really can't be analyzed in a setting like this. You may wish to consult with an attorney in your county to get a better answer to your question.

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  10. I have a fmla fraud case in Indianpolis...are there attorneys here who will review my case fora percentage pf award??

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. William Leigh Wilson
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    Although I'm licensed in Indiana, this answer should not be taken as legal advice. Proper advice can be given only after an attorney has had the opportunity to gather all facts and conduct any needed research. Also, answering this question does not create an attorney-client relationship. There are definitely attorneys in the Indianapolis area who handle employment law/civil rights matters. The Marion County Bar Association may have a lawyer referral program to help you find one. The yellow...

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