US Property Ownership Primer

US Property Ownership Primer We hear a lot of argumentative voices about our constitutional rights these days with respect to such things as freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the right to protest, etc., but we hear little about our right to own property. Just for fun, let’s briefly explore who really “owns”…

0May 15, 2020May 15, 2020

Staying Vigilant in Difficult Times

Staying Vigilant in Difficult Times By now, anyone who is reading this blog understands that the world is dealing with a situation unparalleled in recent history – a worldwide pandemic driven by a Coronavirus strain known as COVID 19. In these uncertain times, unsubstantiated fear and panic sometimes lead people to make rash or irrational…

0April 6, 2020May 29, 2020

Appeals Part Du’

Appeals Part Du’ Last month we talked about appeals and how and why they are presented, but we thought it would be interesting to expound on them a little more to explain how they came about. They actually are rooted to some degree in Greek philosophy, so let’s dive a little deeper in to see…

0December 6, 2019May 29, 2020

Legal Appeals Briefly Explained

Legal Appeals Briefly Explained Sometimes legal trials don’t go as well as expected for people or companies charged and convicted with violating the law. When this happens, the losing party can utilize the US appeals process in an attempt to have their case re-tried and hopefully reversed in their favor. Let’s take a look at…

0November 6, 2019May 15, 2020

Redevelopment Commission Deadline for Determining Excess Assessed Valuation in TIF Districts

A major responsibility of a municipal Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is to determine the existence of excess assessed value (AV) in a local TIF district. To make this determination, RDCs are charged with analyzing financial and project reports to consider whether there is excess AV which results in revenue greater than what is needed for the…

0April 30, 2019April 30, 2019

Fundamentals of a Contract

Years ago, many personal and business deals were made and transacted with a simple handshake. If disagreements ensued, the parties could go to court and ask a judge to resolve the dispute, hopefully, in their favor. These days written contracts are the norm and, if prepared properly, they can protect the parties’ rights and help…

0April 10, 2019May 7, 2019

3 Tips for a More Cost-Effective Divorce

If you’re considering divorce as an option, there are a few things to keep in mind as you consider an attorney. Here are three tips to keep in mind to save you time and money. Be Prepared & Prompt. You will be asked to provide financial information and other documentation to aid the Court in…

0October 1, 2018May 29, 2020

Registered Domestic Relations Mediators

Attorney Darren Chadd of The Law Office of Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter has completed the required 40 hours of training to become a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator. A registered domestic relations mediator is someone who is specially trained as a neutral party to facilitate custom resolutions amongst individuals dealing with family related matters….

0September 6, 2018January 6, 2020

Welcome, Suzie Smith!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Suzie Smith to the team. She began as a law clerk in our office and after she passed the Indiana Bar Examination, we brought her on board! Suzie is a recent graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She is married…

0June 22, 2018May 7, 2019

Welcome to the team Ethan Myers!

We are excited and proud to welcome Ethan Myers!  You can read more about this local resident below or jump to his bio page. Ethan grew up in rural northern Montgomery County and graduated from North Montgomery High School in 2010.  He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Ag Economics in May of 2013.  Myers…

0November 29, 2017May 7, 2019