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Experienced Representation For Child Custody Matters

When it comes to determining custody of your children, your priorities may differ from the court’s priorities. The court’s concern is what is in the child’s best interests. Our job as your attorney is to present your case to the court or opposing counsel in a fashion that makes it apparent that your preferred custody arrangement is in the child’s best interest. At Terry & Gookins, LLC, we will always look out for the interests of you and your child.

Understanding The Types Of Child Custody

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 on 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 Terry & Gookins, LLC immediately.

Parenting time is another consideration one must make during a divorce case or post-dissolution proceedings. Parenting time is modifiable. The parenting time attorneys at Terry & Gookins, LLC will help advise you on when it is advisable to file a modification to have the best chance of obtaining the outcome you wish. Again, we always keep your children as the No.1 priority.

Let An Experienced Family Law Lawyer Help You

At 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, Hendricks and Johnson counties. Contact us for a consultation at 317-564-0016 or by completing this intake form.