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4/20 “Marijuana Day” Celebrators Beware

April 20, 2017 by: Michael Campbell

For those of you who may not know, today is April 20th (“4/20“). To a lot of people 4/20 is just another day but to others it is a day dedicated to the celebration of Marijuana and its use. Due to the widespread recognition of 4/20 and the fact that Marijuana is illegal in most states, including Indiana, … Continue reading 4/20 “Marijuana Day” Celebrators Beware

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When Does Child Support Stop in Indiana ?

January 23, 2017 by: Chris Buckley

When does child support stop in Indiana ? I have been paying child support for a long time.  Does child support stop automatically? Several times per week, I often get the question, “When does child support stop in Indiana ?” Generally, the duty to pay child support in Indiana ends when the child reaches nineteen (19) … Continue reading When Does Child Support Stop in Indiana ?

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Town of Griffith Patricia Schaadt Replacement Bittersweet, Heartfelt

January 18, 2017 by: Chris Buckley

The Town of Griffith continues to mourn the great loss of a councilwoman and local hero, Patricia Schaadt.  She passed away  on Monday, December 19, 2016, just prior to receiving Indiana’s highest civillian honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash, presented to her family on December 22, 2016.  (See NWI Times article, “Longtime Griffith Councilwoman Dies,” … Continue reading Town of Griffith Patricia Schaadt Replacement Bittersweet, Heartfelt

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SFT’s Lake County Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Campbell Wins Not Guilty

December 28, 2016 by: Chris Buckley

SFT Lawyers is proud to announce that Lake County Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Campbell received a Not-Guilty ruling on behalf of his client who was charged with Battery in a Lake County Court. The presiding judge granted Lake County Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Campbell ’s Motion for Involuntary Dismissal after the Prosecution … Continue reading SFT’s Lake County Indiana Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Campbell Wins Not Guilty

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Thinking of Saying ‘I Do’? Read This From a Porter County Divorce Attorney First!

July 22, 2016 by: Chris Buckley

Reflections from a Porter County Divorce Attorney I was sitting back and reflecting this week while preparing to marry a couple this weekend.  In preparing my remarks, I began thinking about all of the myths surrounding what marriage is.  For some, marriage is a symbol of love and commitment, and/or a business partnership.  While as a … Continue reading Thinking of Saying ‘I Do’? Read This From a Porter County Divorce Attorney First!

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Lake County Property Tax Homestead Exemption s

May 5, 2016 by: Chris Buckley

Lake County Property Tax Homestead Exemption s Have you received an amended property tax bill that is double, triple–even ten times what your last bill was?  Is Lake County trying to collect on a Lake County Property Tax Homestead Exemption all the way to 2009 or earlier?  Do you owe thousands as a result of … Continue reading Lake County Property Tax Homestead Exemption s

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Porter County and Lake County Teachers: Sign Up for Law Day 2016

April 19, 2016 by: Chris Buckley

SFT is proud to support the American Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Lake and Porter County Bar Associations in in promoting Law Day 2016.  Law Day is a day recognized by U.S. Presidents dating back to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958.  (See proclamation here.)  Law Day was proclaimed for May 1st of … Continue reading Porter County and Lake County Teachers: Sign Up for Law Day 2016

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Porter County Lawyer s Affected by Technology Changes in Indiana Courts

April 14, 2016 by: Chris Buckley

After being in the works for nearly ten (10) years, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will be requiring electronic filing in all appellate cases and in some county superior and circuit courts sometime within the next sixty (60) days.  (Read more here: Appellate pleadings, motions to be put online sometime in next 60 days). … Continue reading Porter County Lawyer s Affected by Technology Changes in Indiana Courts

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Get That Divorce You’ve Always Wanted, Cheaper Than You Think

March 9, 2016 by: Chris Buckley

“Someday one of your friends is going to get divorced. Don’t go, ‘Oh, I’m sorry!’. That’s a stupid thing to say. No good marriage has ever ended in divorce. If your friend got divorced, it means things were bad. And now, they’re better.” -Louis C.K., Comedian It’s tax season 2016, and the last thing that … Continue reading Get That Divorce You’ve Always Wanted, Cheaper Than You Think

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SFT’s Christopher Buckley Sworn in as Lowell Town Court Judge!

February 8, 2016 by: Chris Buckley

SFT is proud to announce that late last month, Attorney Christopher Buckley was sworn in as the Lowell Town Court Judge!  Judge Buckley is only the third to serve in the court, succeeding Hon. Thomas Vanes (ret.) and Hon. Karen Coulis (ret.).  (See NWI Times article here.) Judge Buckley was selected by a caucus of … Continue reading SFT’s Christopher Buckley Sworn in as Lowell Town Court Judge!

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