Child Custody & Parenting Time

Custody & Parenting Time

For many parents, child custody and parenting time problems create a great amount of unease. If you are in the metro Indianapolis area or elsewhere in Central Indiana, call JR Emerson, an Indianapolis child custody attorney, to learn how your relationship with your children can be protected in spite of the stress of a divorce.

Child Custody & Parenting Time (317) 721-5297

Basically in Indiana courts will resolve any dispute about child custody and parenting time according to the best interests of the children involved. Any disagreement as to custody and parenting time ought not to be seen as a competition between the parents, but as a dispute as to what is best for the children. You may be able to reduce your child's stress and confusion during times of conflict simply by reaching a respectful agreement with your spouse. I will work to achieve positive results in your favor through negotiation or mediation. At the same time, in many high-conflict child custody or parenting time (commonly known as visitation) disagreements are likely to require litigation, such as situations involving: Alcoholism Chemical Dependency Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse Mental Illness Other indications of unfitness on the part of either parent Indiana courts generally presume that a stable and secure relationship with both parents is in the best interests of a child. However, any of the above circumstances can justify limited or highly conditioned access of a troubled parent to his or her own child. That is why it is important for you to contact an Indianapolis child custody attorney.

Legal Custody and Physical Custody in Indianapolis

Custody has two parts. Legal Custody, the legal right of each parent to make decisions for their child and Physical Custody, which is where the child will live for the majority of the time. Parenting Time (visitation) may hinge upon a number of factors, including who has been the primary caregiver, the parents' work schedules, the distance between each parent’s home, and the children's wishes (if age appropriate). Generally parenthood is a permanent relationship and a lifetime commitment. JR Emerson, an Indianapolis child custody attorney, can help you protect your relationship with your children during and following your divorce. Contact a knowledgeable Indianapolis child custody attorney at Emerson Law L.L.C. for additional information.


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JR Emerson is an attorney who represents car accident victims, slip and fall victims, semi-truck and 18 wheeler victims, nursing home abuse victims, medical and dental malpractice victims, acts as a criminal defense attorney representing those accused of possession, minor in consumption, domestic violence, battery, assault, dui, ect, and family law including divorce, child custody modification, and child support modification in Marion County, Hendricks County, Boone County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Madison County, Johnson County. Cities in which he practices include: Zionsville, Lebanon, Whitestown, Carmel, West Clay, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Lawrence, Beech Grove, Speedway, Greenwood, Southport, Franklin, Plainfield, Avon and Danville, Indiana. 317 Law.


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