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Shannon Starr Named 2017 Rising Star by Indiana Super Lawyers

I am pleased to announce that I was recently selected as a 2017 Rising Star by Indiana Super Lawyers. Selections for Super Lawyers are based on a multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Disclaimer – The Read more about Shannon Starr Named 2017 Rising Star by Indiana Super Lawyers[…]

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What is a wrongful death claim?

“Wrongful death” is when someone dies due to the misconduct or negligence of another party.  When a loved one dies as a consequence or misconduct of another, it can be devastating. There is no way to truly compensate for the loss of a loved one. There are different circumstances in which wrongful death can arise. Read more about What is a wrongful death claim?[…]

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What do you do after purchasing real estate at a tax sale?

Each year, almost every county in Indiana holds at least one tax sale. Some people purchase real estate at a tax sale, think they got a great deal and that there are no further steps to take. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The county will issue a “tax sale certificate” at the tax sale. Read more about What do you do after purchasing real estate at a tax sale?[…]

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Have you been hurt on someone’s property?

  If you are injured while on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Common examples of premises liability cases include: slip and falls; dog bites or other animal attacks; exposure to toxic substances; falling objects from store shelves or construction scaffolds; fires; electrocution from exposed wiring; assaults due to Read more about Have you been hurt on someone’s property?[…]

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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[…]