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Betsy Walits

Betsy Walits

Sole Practitioner/Former University Professor
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Business Law...
  • Indiana
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Betsy taught Business Law, Employment Law, Human Resources, Hospitality and related courses for 6 years at Purdue. Formerly, she was a tenured faculty member at Niagara University, in Niagara Falls NY, and received her Law Degree at SUNY Buffalo while teaching there. Betsy has been an Indiana Attorney since 2006, and is the former Executive Director of the Lake County Bar Association, and among other things was in charge of their referral network. Betsy has conducted academic research and has been a featured speaker all across North America speaking on legal and nonlegal subjects.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Social Security
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Rates are 200 per hour. Advanced Deposits start at 1000, depending upon complexity of case.
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Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Law Office of Betsy Walits, LLC
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Located across Lincolnway from Porter Hospital's Parking Garage. By appointment.
Cornell University
other (2012) | Professional Studied Hotel Admin
Hotel Restaurant Administration
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State University of New York - Buffalo
J.D. (1998) | Juries Doctorate
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College of the Holy Cross
B.A. | Psychology
Activities: Varsity Tennis Internship Bergson Restaurants
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Teacher of the Year
Purdue University
Professional Associations
Indiana State Bar
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Women Lawyers Association
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Lake County Bar Association
Executive Director
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Legal Answers
19 Questions Answered

Q. Any way to force the ex husband to assume the mortgage on the house he bought me out of in the divorce? He is refusing.
A: Your redress is through the court that ordered your divorce. Your ex has violated the court order. You will file a Rule To Show Cause, and because he has violated the order you might be able to get an attorney to represent you to get an order demanding he pay your fees. If you don’t want to hire an Atty or can’t, go to the court clerk and ask if they have a form. Or check on
Q. what does waiting on ALJ for draft instructions mean
A: I don’t know where you are getting the language from but the ALJ is the Administrative Law Judge. So it’s in the pipeline waiting for the Judge to write something,
Q. Divorced 5 years ago. Husband awarded house in decree with no time limit to refinance. Still in both our names.
A: You would file contempt charges against him if your order states he needs to take the house out of your name. Sounds like he has bad credit now so you’d have to ask the Judge to order the sale of the house.
Q. I was told I couldnt view my exhibit file for my ssdi claim since my case was pending. Is this correct?
A: If self represented, you’ll get a CD before your hearing. If represented, your Atty should be able to view the file at any time. SSA controls when people can/cannot view their file.
Q. I need to file for divorce. I’m sick and currently can not work due to medical reasons. He gives me no financial support
A: You can file and ask for a provisional hearing, during which you can ask for provisional support.
Q. If terms of a divorce decree are breached can the injured party sue for damages?
A: It depends on what terms are breached, but generally yes. Contact an attorney in your county and he or she can tell you how.
Q. I am getting a divorce and my husband is trying to go after half of everything.
A: You need an attorney yesterday. Anyone who has substantial assets needs an attorney. He should get half minus the value of his business but it appears you aren’t calculating it properly. You really need an attorney!
Q. Indiana. Child support calculation legally separated.
A: You need to make an argument about that. You need to get her current pay stubs and yours. If you don’t have attorneys the judge will have to calculate or you can use the online calculator. They can take her YTD or her current salary. Make sure to identify the date new CP numbers will go into effect(usually the Friday after the Decree is signed).
Q. Ex is to provide monthly Child Support payments and has barely made any payments, EX MIL says No Job, No Money.
A: File contempt charges against him. The order is the order until he asks the court to change. If he files a motion, the court will reduce CP until he gets a job. If he’s legit.
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