Custodial Grandmother Wins Appeal After Being Denied Increase in Child Support

A grandmother asked a judge for more child support from the father of her grandchildren. The grandmother had custody of two of her grandchildren was recently awarded custody of a third. Father earned an average weekly gross income of $1,391.00 before he quit his job and admitted he could earn between $1,500.00 and $1,800.00 per week. However, the judge found father’s potential income was only $500.00 per week because he was no longer working. The Grandmother appealed, and the Indiana Court of Appeals determined that the child support calculation was incorrect. 

Initial child support calculation was ruled incorrect.

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Wrongful Criminal Sentence Corrected on Appeal

The judge sentenced the defendant to five years of community corrections. However, the State had conceded that four years was the maximum amount of time that could be served. The defendant appealed, and the Indiana Court of Appeals agreed and reduced the sentence by a full year. Click here to read the full case.

Defendant's sentence was reduced by a full year.