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Understanding Child Custody In Indiana

Divorce and separation involve major life changes for everyone involved. One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is determining how your children’s day-to-day lives will look going forward. There are two major aspects of child custody:

  • Legal custody refers to the parents’ authority to make decisions on behalf of the child.
  • Physical custody refers to where the children will live.

Indiana law recognizes that the children’s best interests are paramount. This standard governs both custody modifications and initial determinations. Yet how do you decide what arrangement is in their best interests? The law provides guidelines, but ultimately the decision is made on a case-by-case basis. As a result, it is important to consult with a lawyer about the specifics of your situation.

Get Experienced Guidance On All Aspects Of Custody

At the Law Offices of Paul D. Baugh, PC, you will find one-on-one guidance from an experienced family law attorney. As a solo practitioner, I offer a more personalized approach than you will find at larger firms. You won’t have to work with an inexperienced associate or a paralegal. On the contrary, I will personally handle your case, applying 30-plus years of experience to help you accomplish your goals. I have two convenient offices in Bloomington and Columbus, Indiana.

My experience includes not just working as an attorney but also serving as a certified family law mediator. This well-rounded background gives me a deeper insight into how to resolve complex issues.

Even after you have the initial custody arrangement in place, changes in life may require making adjustments. The process for pursuing custody modifications and relocations can be just as complex as the initial determination. I can help you with any aspect of child custody and support.

Learn More — Free Consultation

To discuss your situation with me during a free initial consultation, send me an email or call 812-727-7013. I offer evening and weekend availability by appointment on an as-needed basis.