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James A Hanson

James A Hanson

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  • Indiana
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Jim Hanson has a diverse background that provides him with context to find solutions to complex challenges.
Jim has significant experience with Criminal Law and Family Law as well as both legal and practical experience with Business Law, Real Estate, Probate and General Civil Litigation.
Jim served as a Korean linguist with the United States Army. This experience allows Jim to more easily navigate cultural and language barriers when resolving legal issues.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
Video Conferencing
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  • 8x8 Work
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are 30 minutes.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 28435-02
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The Missouri Bar
ID Number: inactive
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Professional Experience
General Counsel
All Green Corporation
- Current
Hanson Legal Solutions
- Current
Deputy Public Defender
Allen County Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
Jay County Public Defender
Taylor University
MBA (2011) | Business Adminisration
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University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (2004) | Law
Activities: Moot Court Team; Christian Legal Society; Research Assistant; Missouri Law Review (Layout & Design Editor)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Indiana  # 28435-02
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Registered Family Law Mediator
Indiana Supreme Court
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Legal Answers
28 Questions Answered
Q. What form do you file when judge takes away surved time and awarded time for programs surved days after sentencing
A: It is not clear what you are asking from the question above. I have yet to find a judge unwilling to give credit for actual time served in the jail. I would recommend you speak with an attorney directly about the calculation of the served time, the good time credit days for this offense, and the local court's practice of awarding time for programs.
Q. Can I get pro Bono or low Income lawyer for my divorce
A: You are not entitled to an appointed attorney in a divorce. The only time you are legally entitled to court-appointed counsel is when you are facing possible jail time (e.g. contempt of court for not paying child support, criminal cases, etc.). However, there are several programs like Legal Aid, Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP), and Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinics that provide some assistance either free or at a low cost. Also, you and your ex can jointly hire a registered mediator to mediate the issues in your case and help you with preparing and filing the documentation even before you file the case. Under ADR Rule 8, parties are allowed to mediate their legal issues even when there is no pending legal case. This can be a very low cost way to get divorced even if you are not in agreement on all issues. Of course, you can also download the self-help forms from for a divorce and do the divorce without an attorney following the instructions in the forms. This can be very helpful if you are familiar with the legal system, but the mediation route is usually better if you don't know the procedural and evidence rules.
Q. Does having a closed dcfs case automatically disqualify someone from adoption?
A: Based on the facts you provide in your question, it is likely you won't have much trouble with an adoption. However, because you have that CPS record, it would be helpful to hire a family law attorney to guide you through the process and iron out any wrinkles with the court regarding your prior CPS case.
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Hanson Legal Solutions
110 West Berry Street
Suite 1907
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Telephone: (260) 800-2323
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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