Archives for June 2014
by: Julie Andrews, Attorney
Most court proceedings and the related files are open to the public. Only a handful of cases are shrouded in confidentiality. The most common confidential cases are Guardianship cases, Adoptions, Protective Orders (the named Defendant is not confidential), Juvenile Proceedings and, until July 1st, Paternity cases.
Paternity cases have historically been kept confidential due to the stigma surrounding out-of-wedlock pregnancies. Take for example the following excerpts from Indiana Cases:
On Wednesday, Federal Court Judge Richard Young ruled that the Indiana Code section defining marriage between a man and a woman was unconstitutional, allowing same-sex couples to be legally wed in Indiana. The rush to the court house immediately ensued. As predicted, the Indiana Attorney General filed a motion to stay the ruling, which would put the issuance of marriage licenses on hold until a higher court rules. During the same time the Indiana Attorney General was preparing and filing this motion, the Marion County Clerk’s Office married approximately 180 couples on Tuesday and the line continues to grow today.
by: Arend J. Abel, Attorney
Business owners often form entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) or Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Frequently, such entities are formed at the advice of lawyers, accountants, or other business advisors, to limit the business owner’s liability. But do they?