Lawrenceburg Child Custody Attorneys

It is not uncommon for divorcing couples to become embroiled in the biggest disputes over child custody and visitation. The court will invariably frame its decisions around what is in the best interest of the child. However, these best interests can almost always be disputed. In these challenging times, it is wise to seek the counsel of a skilled family law attorney.

The Lawrenceburg child custody lawyers at Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon, LLP, have extensive experience guiding clients through the divorce process. We understand the sensitive nature of child custody disputes. It is our goal to resolve these matters as much as possible through the process of mediation. If it becomes necessary, our trial experience will greatly benefit our clients if child custody must be argued in court.

Indiana courts use standard child custody guidelines to help resolve issues. There are several factors that must be considered, including:

  • The child's wishes
  • The child's age
  • The child's stability (home, school, local community)
  • The child's interaction with parents and siblings
  • The mental and physical health of both the child and the parents

These factors and many others are used to determine what is in the best interest of the children of divorce.

Visitation And Parenting Plans

What used to be referred to as visitation is now considered parenting time. Rather than simply determining a schedule for physical custody, parenting plans are specifically tailored to the needs of both parents and the children. A certain degree of flexibility is built into the parenting plan, but parents are required to stay within the boundaries of the plan to avoid penalties.

Contact The Firm

If you have further questions regarding child custody and visitation, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon, LLP, to learn more about our services or schedule a meeting. Call us at 812-551-0436 or contact us online.