Child Custody Lawyers -- Crown Point & Valparaiso, IN.

Serving Merrillville, St. John, Schererville & NW Indiana

Going through a divorce is difficult enough, and when children are involved it may seem even harder from an emotional standpoint. You want to lessen the negative impact of the divorce and look out for their well-being.  At Gasparis & Zembillas, Attorneys At Law, we will look out for your children's welfare and assist with all legal procedures. We take a real interest in our clients' situations and work diligently to make all steps in the legal process as seamless as possible.

Child custody disputes can cause confusion & sadness in a child’s life. Even uncontested separations can leave a child feeling caught in the middle between feuding parents. At Gasparis & Zembillas, Attorneys At Law, we help parents develop child custody and visitation arrangements that put their children’s best interests first. We work hard to minimize the stress on your family and secure a positive outcome.

Child Custody Lawyers -- Serving Lake & Porter Counties

In Indiana, it has become common for parents to have joint legal custody of children. With joint legal custody, both parents have equal opportunity to weigh in on important decisions in their children's lives, such as:

  • Medical decisions
  • Religious upbringing
  • School choice

Legal Custody Attorneys

Legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make decisions on behalf of a child and to care for a child. Matters falling under legal custody include everything from requesting a child’s school report card to making important health care decisions. Unless there are extraneous circumstances, most arrangements support joint custody, meaning that both parents share this role.

Physical Custody Arrangements

Physical custody is what most people think of when they talk about child custody. It refers to designating one parent as the primary physical custodian and the other as the noncustodial parent. Generally, this is a major source of contention because the noncustodial parents may feel that they will not spend enough time with the children. Our goal is to minimize feelings of uncertainty and develop a plan that favors both parents in a child’s life.

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