Probate and trust matters

H.E.A. 1407, P.L. 194 Effective: July 1, 2017 Makes various changes to probate and trust laws concerning contesting of wills, authorization of certain acts by a trustee, and the consideration of the requests of de facto custodians and living parents of incapacitated … [Read more...]

Service of process fees

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 532 sponsored by Rep. Mahan, reducing the service of process fees from $25 to $13 and deleting a prohibition on collection of service of process fees more than one time in a case. It also provides that the sheriff shall collect a … [Read more...]

Pro bono legal services fee

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard SB 42 on the pro bono legal services fee. Sponsor Rep. Clere presented the bill, which extends the $1.00 pro bono fee in civil actions, including small claims cases, for another five years through July 1, 2022. The … [Read more...]

Foreclosure counseling and education fee

The Senate Public Policy Committee heard Sen. Merritt’s SB 227 on the foreclosure counseling and education fee. The bill removes the July 1, 2017, expiration date for the $50 mortgage foreclosure counseling and education fee that must be paid by a party filing an action … [Read more...]

Service of process fees

The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee heard SB 532 on service of process fees authored and presented by Sen. Boots.  The bill reduces the service of process fee charged for sheriff service from $25 to $13 and removes the prohibition of only collecting the fee one … [Read more...]

Service of process fees

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard Sen. Boots’ SB 532 reducing the initial service of process fees from $25 to $13, but deleting a prohibition on collection of service of process fees more than one time in a case. A representative from Indiana Sheriffs Association … [Read more...]