When it comes to determining custody of your children,your priorities may be different that the court’s priorities. The Court is concerned about what is in the best interests of the child(ren). Our job as your attorney is to present your case to the Court or opposing counsel in a fashion that makes it apparent custody with our client is in the child’s best interest.
There are two types of custody to consider, legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the right to make legal decisions on behalf of the child. Physical custody involves the right belonging to the parent who has day to day care of the child, whether that is sole or joint physical custody. Our attorneys can advise you how to prepare for litigation involving both legal and physical custody of the child(ren) including the use of custody evaluations and a Guardian ad Litem. If you anticipate a custody argument in your case, it is essential that you consult with the attorneys at Cate, Terry & Gookins, LLC immediately.
Parenting time is another consideration one must make during a divorce case or during post-dissolution proceedings. Parenting time is modifiable and the parenting time attorneys at Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC can help advise you on when it is advisable to file a modification in order to have the best chance of obtaining the outcome you wish and always keeping your children as the number one priority.
At Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC our lawyers guide men and women through the legal process of determining child custody and parenting time. Schedule a consultation with an Indianapolis child custody attorney to discuss your case. From our law office in Carmel, Indiana, we represent clients throughout the Indianapolis metro area including Hamilton, Boone, Marion, Madison, Hancock, Hendricks, and Johnson counties. Contact us for a consultation 317-564-0016 or by completing this intake form.