Timothy Coe

Timothy Coe

  • Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning...
  • Indiana
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Attorney Timothy Coe graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in December of 2011, and was licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana in May of 2012.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Collections
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Bankruptcy
Additional Practice Areas
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Small Claims
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Over the phone or in person.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Retainer fees based on type of case, billed hourly at $200.00 per hour.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Indiana
Professional Experience
Partner
Pasztor & Coe LLC
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The business is closed.
Assistant Attorney
Law Office of Betsy Walits
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Part time assistant attorney as needed.
Associate Attorney
William H. O'Toole & Associates
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Law Clerk
Law Office of Betsy Walits
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Education
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Activities: Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Real Property Law Society, Multi-cultural Law Student Association, Law Student Mentor Program, Civil Law Clinic
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar Association
Attorney Member
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Lake County Bar Association
Attorney Member
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Indiana State Bar Association
Law Student Member
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Website
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72 Questions Answered

Q. Can we sue over someone bad mouthing us?
A: I would say that the best thing to do is that if you get sued by the car owner to counterclaim for defamation, and any other tings you might be able to think of. Defamation is a complicated area of the law, so I'd recommend talking to a local lawyer to whom you can tell all of the facts within the attorney-client relationship. Best of luck!
Q. Doctor with established expertise in field. Do I have grounds for a libel/slander case?
A: Based solely on the facts presented, yes, with a caveat. That caveat being that there may be some privilege within the profession or recognized in the law that may absolve her of such liability. It is best to speak with a local lawyer with whom you can divulge all of the facts. There are 5 basic elements to a defamation claim; 1. a false statement, 2. about the Plaintiff, 3. published to a third party, 4. damage to reputation, (5. depending on the public figure/matter of public concern analysis, either, strict liability, negligence, or what is called actual malice). This can be a very complicated area of the law to argue and defend. It is best to talk to a local lawyer who has some experience with this type of case. Best of luck!
Q. Can I be sued for telling others about things that actually happened?
A: In Indiana truth is an absolute defense to libel or slander, which I will call defamation. Because of the absolute defense other torts that are recognized in other jurisdictions are not in Indiana. A defamation case requires 4-5 elements; 1. a false statement, 2. about the plaintiff, 3. published to a third party, 4. damage to the plaintiff's reputation, (5. strict liability, negligence, or what is called actual malice. That analysis depends on the status of the person being defamed, or the subject matter of the statement if it a public figure, or a matter of public concern). Defamation is a complicated field of the law, and you should definitely speak to a local lawyer to whom you can tell all the facts. Best of luck!
Q. My husband divorced me without my knowledge. I am raising our two oldest handicap grandchildren what am I entitled too?
A: You need to hire a lawyer right away. If you didn't know about the divorce then there was probably a problem with service, or some other notice problem. Then whatever happened there, he was able to go about getting a divorce by whatever terms he chose. You probably should get a lawyer to get back into the case to see what happened and what you are entitled to. Do this as soon as possible! Best of luck!
Q. My ex was court ordered to pay 87% of the child care 2 months ago. He hasn't paid any of it. How do I enforce?
A: A cross petition to the contempt motion would have been the best thing to do. But failing to abide by a court order by any party can bring contempt sanctions. If you don't bring it up to the court, the court won't know about it. A motion for a Rule to Show Casue (i.e. contempt) is the means to enforce a court order. Best of luck!
Q. Can you get child support payments terminated if the kids no longer live with the parent receiving payments?
A: Yes. The child support obligation can be modified whenever there is a "significant change in circumstances." Generally a significant change in circumstances is when the income, or the parenting time obligation changes by 20% or greater. It sounds, from the limited facts presented, that this would apply. You should talk to a local lawyer to whom you can give all of the facts as soon as possible because a modification will only be ordered back to the date of the petition, not the date of the change in circumstances. Best of luck!
Q. Can family sue family for slander in Indiana?
A: From what you said it doesn't sound like there is anything untrue about what was said. Indiana might not recognize the tort of publication of private facts, so I don't see a case of it here. If Indiana still recognizes a private facts claim, the elements are: (1) a public disclosure of private information concerning the plaintiff that would be highly offensive and objectionable to a reasonable person of ordinary sensibilities; (2) to persons who have no legitimate interest in the information; (3) in a manner that is coercive and oppressive.
Q. Online Libel
A: Yes, you can file a case for defamation and name John or Jane Does as defendants, as well as the company, until you find out who they are by serving the company with subpoenas to produce the IP addresses of the posters. It will take a little work, but if these statements are damaging your reputation to the point that something needs to be done, then go for it.
Q. Can someone file slander charges if you post on facebook about an exhusband using your credit card illegally
A: Truth is an absolute defense to libel (which is what it would be since it was in print). In fact a related claim that Indiana doesn't recognize, called publication of private fact, would also be unavailable to her because truth is seen as such an absolute defense. If such a case does get filed speak to an attorney immediately because using Indiana's anti-SLAPP suit has a finite limitations period.
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