Angola Custody Lawyer

Angola Custody Lawyer

Angola Custody Lawyer

As a parent, your child is understandably your top priority. You love your child and want to be emotionally and physically close, providing them with love, care, and support. Unfortunately, it can be complicated when going through a divorce or legal separation, arranging for custody with the other parent.

Parents going through a divorce may not live together, but creating a cooperative environment for children is critical. For some couples and ex-spouses, it can quickly become exhausting to negotiate with a former partner regarding custody arrangements and parental responsibility. You don’t have to do it alone. The Bellinger Law Office provides unique support for families going through a divorce, whether peaceful or contentious. 

Why hire an Angola Custody Lawyer?

When deciding on a child custody arrangement, it is crucial to understand the two kinds of parental rights in Indiana. There are two legal categories, physical custody, and legal custody. Physical custody refers to parenting time which can have tax implications. In contrast, legal custody refers to the right to make decisions that impact a child’s welfare, activities, religious beliefs, and upbringing. 

Courts typically award joint/shared or sole custody, and parents can attempt to adjust their agreement to specify who will have what type of custody. Most families choose a 50/50 custodial split, but each family and their needs differ. An Angola custody lawyer can help you navigate through the complexities of custody, including:

  • Child custody
  • Visitation and parenting time
  • Modifications to existing custody agreements
  • Providing mediation referrals
  • Representing the client in court (when needed)
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Paternity services
  • General Counsel

Making sense of a child custody dispute can be incredibly difficult for a child. Such disputes can lead to hurtful emotions and confusion, even if the separation is uncontested. Here at The Bellinger Law Office, we work hard to ensure a positive outcome and mitigate unnecessary stress on your family. We understand that a dispute over custody matters should, first and foremost, put the children’s best interests at the forefront — our experienced legal team will do everything possible to provide you and your children with the healthiest and best possible outcomes. 

Contact The Bellinger Law Office today!

Legal custody is an important concept that addresses a parent’s right to care for and make decisions on behalf of a minor child. Matters falling within legal custody range from less consequential ones, such as requesting school records, to more hands-on tasks, like making decisions about health care treatments.

Joint legal custody provides many benefits to the child involved, including consistent rules and having both parents work toward the same goal of making informed choices. Understanding joint custody agreements are also essential. Typically, both parents can enjoy shared responsibility in this area unless there are extraordinary circumstances.

At The Bellinger Law Office, Robert Bellinger has represented many families who desire the best outcome for their children. We understand this is a challenging time for families, and we are here to provide you with the support and legal counsel you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation regarding your child custody issue.

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