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Finding A Child Custody Plan That Works For You

Few things in life are more important than your relationship with your children. This can make working out a child custody agreement difficult for many parents in Indianapolis. Although it is true child custody matters often bring about change that may not be wanted, the right lawyer can help you find a way to protect your relationship with your children despite the changes.

I am attorney Dorie A. Maryan, and I listen to you first. I believe that in order to truly help my clients through a custody matter, I have to understand what is important to them. Knowing what matters to you will help me create a plan that supports your goals.

I believe in empowering my clients to make the right decisions for themselves and their children. I will make sure you understand the laws relevant your case and your options.

How Is Child Custody Determined?

Child custody plans are always based on the best interests of the children. Although there is a common misconception the mother is always awarded primary custody, the law favors continued relationships with both parents.

If you and your child's other parent are able to work through negotiations, you will have the final say on what your custody agreement looks like. As your attorney, I will help you negotiate a parenting time plan that fits with your schedule and allows you to foster a strong bond with your child. If negotiations do not work, I will be prepared to vigorously represent you in court.

Understanding Child Support

In Indiana, there are established guidelines used to determine who will pay child support and how much he or she will pay. The guidelines take into account a number of factors, including:

  • Child custody arrangement
  • Each parent's weekly income
  • Cost of child care
  • Cost of health care and health insurance
  • Each parent's potential income if either is unemployed or underemployed

Start Today With A Free Consultation

In a free consultation, I can assess your unique situation and help you better understand what your options may be. Call me at 317-245-8629 or send me an email to schedule a time to meet.