Indiana Child Custody Laws

Child custody laws in the state of Indiana are similar to many other states around the country. When deciding on who will be the custodial parent of each child, many factors will be used in the decision-making process by the courts if parents can’t come to an agreement on their own or through mediation. All of the factors considered will come down to what’s in each child’s best interests.

At Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm, our family law attorneys have a deep understanding of child custody battles and we understand how emotionally difficult the process can be. Whether you’re struggling to come up with a parenting plan or need help negotiating with your spouse, we can support you with the legalities of your case and work diligently to ensure your priorities are supported.

Best Interests of the Child

When the court decides who will hold primary custody of the children—or if joint custody is decided—they examine a variety of factors based on what’s in the child’s best interests. Some of these factors may include the child’s age, emotional ties to each parent or a geographic place, the child’s health, and each parent’s ability to care for the child.

If one parent does receive primary custody of the child, Indiana has specific parenting time guidelines in place to reduce confusion when co-parenting.

Parenting Time

The parenting time guidelines for Indiana are extensive and can be helpful in reducing both confusion and tension between parents trying to share custody. It includes details regarding communication between the child and the non-custodial parent as well as transportation methods and when the non-custodial parent gets the child on holidays.  

Contact a Terre Haute Family Lawyer

Going through a divorce is difficult but dealing with a custody battle after the fact can be even more challenging for all involved. Seeking legal advice from a family law attorney can ensure you have all of your bases covered. At Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm, we’re here to help you in any way we can, whether it’s through your divorce, your custody agreement, or your child support issues.

To discuss your legal concerns with us in greater detail, you can schedule a no-obligation consultation by calling 1-812-232-7400 or by filling out the contact form below.