As of July 1, 2017, Indiana Code § 35-46-1-21 bars attorneys and agencies who are not licensed in Indiana from advertising in any way in Indiana when it defined ‘advertisement’ to mean ‘any communication by any medium within the borders of Indiana.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 10, 2017
The Indiana General Assembly has taken a hard line on attorneys and adoption agencies who are not licensed in Indiana and who advertise in the state. Prior to July 1, 2017, Indiana Law only bars non-Indiana attorneys and adoption agencies from advertising in telephone directories in Indiana.
“As of July 1, 2017, Indiana Code § 35-46-1-21 bars attorneys and agencies who are not licensed in Indiana from advertising in any way in Indiana when it defined ‘advertisement’ to mean ‘any communication by any medium within the borders of Indiana,’ including print advertisements, digital advertisements, radio, television, and outdoor advertising signs,” said Steve Kirsh, a founding attorney at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C who has over thirty-five years’ experience as an adoption attorney.
Furthermore, the General Assembly increased the penalty for violating Indiana Code § 35-46-1-21 from a misdemeanor to a felony. Indiana Code § 35-46-1-22 remains unchanged and, among other things, criminalizes the providing of “adoption services” by non-Indiana attorneys and adoption agencies to a biological parent in Indiana.
About Steve Kirsh, adoption attorney at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.
Steve Kirsh has practiced adoption law in Indiana for over 35 years. Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. adoption lawyers serve prospective adoptive parents throughout Indiana and from around the country in all aspects of the adoption process. It also offers free assistance for birth mothers every step of the way as they consider placing their babies for adoption. For more information, please call (800) 333-5736, or visit http://www.indianaadoption.com. The law office is located at 2930 E 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240.
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