Protecting Parents And Children Alike In Child Custody Matters
As an Indiana child custody lawyer with more than 24 years of experience, I represent both mothers and fathers in all types of custody proceedings throughout the state. Whether a custody determination must be made following a divorce, or if custody is sought due to physical or mental abuse, I am available to help ensure that the best interests of both you and your child are protected.
Physical And Legal Custody
There are two types of custody determinations that a court will make: physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody refers to a child’s primary place of residence. Legal custody refers to the ability of the parent to make decisions on behalf of the child, such as education, religious upbringing and health care decisions.
Physical and legal custody may be granted jointly to both parents, or it may be granted solely to one parent, depending on the situation. If sole custody is granted to only one parent, it may be possible to develop a visitation schedule for the noncustodial parent. Matters of child support may also need to be addressed, regardless of whether custody is granted solely or jointly. When you come to the Arnold Law Office, I will review your situation and explain your options.
The Best Interests Of The Child
In order to determine what type of custody to grant, the court will consider the best interests of the child. There is no one determining factor, although the court may consider the child’s relationship with the parents, the ability of the parent to provide for the child, and the child’s wishes, if he or she is mature enough to make a decision.
Whether you are seeking custody as part of a divorce or for another reason, you can rest assured that I will advocate strongly for a plan that best suits your needs and desires, and one that is also in the best interests of your child.
Call For A Consultation With A Winchester Child Visitation Attorney
Child support and custody disputes can be emotionally contentious. I will handle your case with understanding and compassion, and will be there to answer your questions every step of the way. Contact me online, or call 866-958-5995 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.