What To Expect In Child Custody Cases

Few issues in the family law realm are more important than child custody. This critical determination will impact your children's lives in a major way. Reaching the right resolution involves tailoring an approach to fit the needs of your family situation.

In Indiana, there are two main aspects of custody:

  • Physical custody refers to where the children spend their time. In many cases, physical custody is shared, though not necessarily on a 50-50 basis. One parent may have primary physical custody while the other would be deemed the non-custodial parent.
  • Legal custody refers to your authority to make major decisions in the children's lives. Legal custody is also typically shared, which requires both parties to remain involved in co-parenting.

As you can see, custody determinations are rarely black-or-white. Children most often benefit from having both parents play an active role in their lives. Yet because each situation is so different, much depends on the unique factors at play in your case.

Get Trusted And Experienced Guidance

At Hunt, Hassler, Kondras & Miller LLP, we can assist you with all aspects of child custody, from the initial determination to subsequent modifications or relocations. We also handle child support issues.

Our attorneys understand the many legal and emotional issues at play during this important process. Applying extensive experience, attorney Caitlin M. Miller will work closely with you to develop a strategy for success. Whether that involves pursuing an out-of-court settlement or going to court, you can rely on our legal team for trusted and effective advocacy.

Find Out How We Can Help

We invite you to learn more about our family law services by calling 877-656-7602 or contacting us online. Based in Terre Haute, we work with family law clients across West-Central Indiana.