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James A Hanson

James A Hanson

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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.

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 Experience
General Counsel
All Green Corporation
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Hanson Legal Solutions
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Deputy Public Defender
Allen County Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
Jay County Public Defender
Registered Family Law Mediator
Indiana Supreme Court
Professional Associations
State Bar of Indiana  # 28435-02
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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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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
Legal Answers
Q. My ex and I have a temp order that ends in Aug. He begged me and begged for a year to let him move back to Texas
A: There is much confusion about what "custody" actually means. If there is an active case in Indiana for either Paternity or Divorce, then any party wanting to move out of Indiana is going to have the burden of explaining why that move is in the child's best interests. The Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines already has guidance on how "distance as a factor" could impact parenting time if one parent moves far away from the other parent. You should consult with a local attorney as to the best strategy for you in your specific circumstances.
Q. What to do
A: This is an issue that you really need to discuss confidentially with an attorney. I will say that in criminal matters there is a requirement that the person did the prohibited act with certain level of intent. Usually this intent is "knowingly" or "intentionally." If you did not "knowingly" or "intentionally" deprive the rightful owner of possession or benefit of the vehicle, then you likely are not culpable for any crime. This is a basic legal theory answer. It is not intended to be advice specific to your situation as I do not know all the facts and circumstances of your case and would advise you NOT to spell them all out in a public forum like this. You need to seek the advice of a local attorney in this matter as soon as possible.
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.
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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
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed