Attorney Fee Awards: the sometimes painful price of admission

Townsend v. Townsend, 20 N.E.3d 877 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014) is a reminder that judges, in family law cases, have almost unfettered discretion to award attorney fees – even when neither of the parties has the resources to pay the attorneys. Or perhaps it is a reminder of the infirmities of our current family law system that, too often, impoverishes parents for the benefit of attorneys and, at times, at the expense of children. In Townsend, the father had previously … Continued

Gallery Notes Under Revision

Gallery notes is a blog about legal matters relevant to the practice areas of Horne Law LLC, and about other matters of interest.  Publication was suspended from February 2013 through February 2015 while Terry Horne was serving as a deputy attorney general in the civil litigation section of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

Rules of the Indiana Family Law Game: A Year in Review 2012 — pt. 1

Posted by William Horne on Jan 7, 2013 in Gallery Notes | 1 comment In 2012, the Indiana Supreme Court and Court of Appeals issued more than thirty decisions on various facets of family law.  Part one of this two-part post looks at the decisions that were focused primarily on procedural rules and the interplay of Indiana family law with other law. Standard of Review Toward the end of the year, the Indiana Supreme Court admonished appellate courts not to … Continued