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Petitioning the court for Specialized Driving Privileges

Our previous posts dealt with the evolution from hardship licenses to Specialized Driving Privileges “SDP” and SDP eligibility.  This post will deal specifically with the petition for SDP. Indiana Code Section 9-30-16-4(b) specifies the requirements for a petition filed under this law.  The SDP petition must: Be Verified by the petitioner; Include the petitioner’s age,…

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Do you qualify for Specialized Driving Privileges?

Our previous post discussed what Specialized Driving Privileges or “SDP” are.  This post will discuss the qualifications and eligibility of a person petitioning for SDP.  Before January 2015, a person with a suspended license had to petition the court for a hardship license. Hardship licenses were difficult to obtain and were often denied. Indiana has…

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What are Specialized Driving Privileges?

A suspended license can be an impossible obstacle for a person trying to get their life back on track. For someone without easy access to public transportation, mundane daily responsibilities can become stressful ordeals. Indiana legislators have worked to relieve this burden on persons with suspended licenses and offer new provisions for a person seeking…

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ESTOPPEL CERTIFICATES FOR BUYING TENANT-OCCUPIED REAL ESTATE

​A tenant estoppel certificate is often associated with the due diligence phase of prospecting a purchase of the tenant-occupied property.  Estoppel certificates are common practice in commercial transactions but are often an unfortunate oversight in tenant-occupied residential purchases.  So, what exactly is a tenant estoppel certificate and how does it work? What is a tenant…

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Is it Smart to Give an 18 year-old ONE MILLION DOLLARS?

If you just started laughing or rolling your eyes thinking of how you would have mishandled that amount of money fresh out of high school, then keep reading.  While it seems a scenario that no parent in their right mind would knowingly prefer, I regularly see parents either having no estate plan or unknowingly having…