DSV Legal Insights
September 2018
Don't Get Fenced In

If you are like me or my wife, prior to purchasing real estate, you checked the fence line to ensure it was in good working order. Our pets are the primary reason we specifically checked the fence line prior to our purchase. Others may not need an enclosure and will purchase real estate that contains no fence or a fence in need of repair. However, circumstances can change and the person or entity that has acquired residential or commercial real estate may eventually need, or simply desire, to install, replace or repair a boundary fence.

Click below to read more about maintaining boundary fences in a legally compliant manner.
Who Will Decide?

In a perfect world, everyone (including YOU) would execute advance directives (written instructions about future medical care and treatment, which can include appointing a person to make – or even exclude a person from making – health care decisions on your behalf) prior to reaching a point that you are no longer able to communicate or capable of making health care decisions on your own.

Read more to learn about what happens if you do not appoint a health care provider prior to becoming incapacitated.
Recent Blogs 

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (“EPA”) requires men and women be given equal pay for equal work—or rather  substantially equal  work in the same establishment. Could the use of salary history when hiring employees be a violation of the EPA? 

License renewal season for nurses is once again upon us.This year, all Licensed Practical Nurses should complete their license renewal before current licenses expire on October 31, 2018.
Welcome Mary Jo Amerkanian
DSV would like to welcome Mary Jo Amerkanian to the firm as our new receptionist. Prior to joining DSV, Mary Jo worked in human resources for 20 years at Mt. Saint Mary College in New York. She also has experience working with Fortune 500 companies. Mary Jo recently moved to Indiana when her husband was relocated for work.

We are pleased to have Mary Jo as part of the DSV team!
Carmel / Main Office

Carmel City Center
736 Hanover Place, Suite 200
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317.580.4848
Toll Free: 866.938.4848
Fax: 317.580.4855
Indianapolis

Capital Center North Tower
251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 980
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317.580.4848
Fax: 317.580.4855
Crown Point

123 N. Main Street, Suite 203
Crown Point, IN 46307

Phone: 219.769.3300
Fax: 219.769.3355
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