What to Do After a Personal Injury Accident

In the unfortunate situation of an accident that causes personal injury, your subsequent actions could impact your future health and the chance of you filing a successful claim if not handled properly. Discussing next steps with a qualified attorney prior to communication with insurance companies is often recommended. Regardless, there are a few things you…

0February 23, 2021February 23, 2021

How to Choose a Business Structure for Your Startup

Starting a new business is exciting but can be a confusing process. There are numerous decisions to be made when planning to launch and one of the first is determining the legal structure. Choosing the business type is important as it effects operations, taxes, the amount of paperwork to be filed, and how much personal…

1January 28, 2021January 28, 2021

5 Reasons Why You Need a Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney

Mergers and acquisitions are often good for small businesses. They can get more resources for production and product development and benefit from the leadership of experienced businessmen (presumably from the older, more established company). Still, such agreements are risky considering the large assets at stake. Both sides must agree on the distribution of labor and…

0January 14, 2021January 28, 2021

Do I Need a Divorce Attorney If My Spouse Has One?

“My spouse has hired a divorce attorney. Should I also have one?” is a common question we get asked at Taylor Chadd Minnette Schneider & Clutter PC. Our simple answer is yes: you do need to have a divorce attorney by your side. Divorces can proceed without the involvement of lawyers. It is recommended, however,…

0December 27, 2020January 28, 2021

How to Do Estate Planning

Contrary to a surprising popular belief, estate planning is not just for the wealthy. Virtually every person has an estate that they can choose to leave to their loved ones when they pass away. Estate planning is just a means to make sure that process stays clear and seamless for all parties involved. Sadly, 57…

0December 9, 2020January 28, 2021

Indiana Legislation: What’s Changed in 2020?

As we enter a new decade, a diverse range of new state and federal laws is now being enforced. Earlier this year, 167 new state laws were approved by the Indiana House and Senate and signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb during the 2020 legislative session. Most of the new statutes enacted by the Republican chief…

0November 10, 2020January 28, 2021

5 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Launching A Startup

Starting a business can equally be exciting and daunting for some.  As a new business owner, you probably have a lot of questions right now, including the legal ramifications involved. TCMSC’s commercial lawyers in Crawfordsville has the answers and can help you navigate the complex world of business. Here are five questions you need to…

0September 29, 2020January 28, 2021

Felonies Loosely Defined

We hear a lot of talk about felonies and misdemeanors these days and some of you may be wondering what makes up the difference between these terms. Let’s take a quick look at some of the disparities. What is a felony? In general, felonies are the most serious crimes that are committed by individuals, and…

0September 20, 2020September 20, 2020

DUI Representation: We can help!

If you made a bad decision to drive under the influence and end up getting charged with a DUI violation, contact us to preserve your legal rights in this unfortunate situation. We can help mitigate the situation and reduce the negative outcomes that could result if you tackled this issue on your own. Following is…

0August 22, 2020September 20, 2020

Mitchell Ray Selected as one of Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers

Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter Law is proud to announce that Mitchell Ray of the Greenwood area office was recently honored as a member of the Top 40 Under 40 lawyers in Indiana by the National Trial Lawyers Organization. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s…

0August 19, 2020September 20, 2020

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