Indiana Child Custody Lawyer

Your children are likely the most important people in the world to you.  When a divorce is happening, it’s hard to imagine not having your children with you every night.

We understand.

As Indiana child custody lawyers, we work hard to get our clients the best results possible under the law.   For parents, it’s important to understand several aspects of how Indiana law applies in child custody matters:

  • There is a presumption that both parents are qualified and suitable for custody.  There is no presumption that the mother should be awarded custody.
  • Custody concerns both legal custody (the ability to make decisions for the welfare of the child) and physical custody (who the child will live with).
  • The Court may take into consideration the desires of a child; but the child can’t dictate where he or she will live.
  • The Court will also consider the specific needs of the child, and whether one parent is better suited to care for specific needs the child may have.

There are many factors that can affect how custody is ultimately determined.

Unlike other aspects of a divorce that can often be resolved relatively quickly, child custody has the potential to be highly contentious.  Both parents may have a very strong desire to be awarded primary custody.  For these reasons, it’s important that we meet with you to understand the complete circumstances of your situation.

If you have questions about child custody in Indiana, please call our office. We would look forward to meeting with you at a time that is convenient with your schedule to learn about your matter.

Mattox & Wilson

420 Elsby Building 117 E. Spring Street New Albany, IN 47150

Contact Us 812.944.8005

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