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Understanding Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the process by which states and localities have the right to condemn and force the sale of private property usually in order to serve a public purpose. Condemnation is the act of a government exercising its power of eminent domain. The government must have both a legitimate public purpose for the taking Read more about Understanding Eminent Domain[…]

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Guardianships – Caring for a Minor Child or an Aging Loved One

A guardianship is a court ordered arrangement used to declare one person incapacitated (“the ward”) while authorizing another person (“the guardian”) to act on their behalf when making legal, financial and medical decisions. A guardianship can be used to appoint a guardian for care of a minor, or an adult unable to manage his or Read more about Guardianships – Caring for a Minor Child or an Aging Loved One[…]

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Understanding the Landlord and Tenant Relationship

The Law Office of Shannon G. Starr, LLC has represented several landlords and tenants in both residential and commercial disputes. This article will highlight some key features of the landlord and tenant relationship in the residential context. Under Indiana law, a tenant has the right to a habitable home. Prior to move in, the rental Read more about Understanding the Landlord and Tenant Relationship[…]