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How to Pick the Best Attorney for Your Custody Case

Navigating parenting time laws and custody in Indiana can be challenging, as the regulations cover various topics such as transportation and school record sharing. To ensure that you’re making the most of every second spent with your child, it’s advisable to seek legal counsel when encountering difficulties related to parenting time. 

The López Aguilera Law Office, P.C. offers experienced and specialized advice regarding Indiana’s parenting time legislation. We strive to provide compassionate, firm representation to advocate for a child or children’s best interests. Our team can assist custodial and non-custodial parents in developing viable parenting plans or resolving issues with existing agreements. 

How can a child custody lawyer help my case?

In Indiana, parenting time laws and guidelines govern how parents share custody and visitation of their children. Indiana courts determine parenting time based on the child’s best interests and consider factors such as age, emotional ties with each parent, and the parent’s work schedules. An experienced lawyer will be able to help organize testimonials, advocate for child support, and fight on your behalf for the best interests of your children.

Our law office recommends that parents seeking legal guidance consult an attorney or mediator to understand the laws better and navigate the legal process.

What should I look for in a custody lawyer?

Choosing the best lawyer for a custody case can be a crucial decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Here are some tips that can help you select the right lawyer:

  1. Look for a lawyer who specializes in family law: Family law is a specialized area of law that deals with issues such as divorce, child custody, and child support. Look for a lawyer with experience handling custody cases and a good track record of winning cases.
  2. Look for a lawyer with relevant experience: You need a lawyer who has experience in handling cases that are similar to yours. For example, if you are fighting for sole custody of your child, look for a lawyer with experience handling cases where one parent is seeking sole custody. At Lopez Law Office, we offer bilingual mediation for our clients. Ask us about our bilingual services. 
  3. Check for credentials: Make sure the lawyer you choose is licensed to practice law in your state and has a good standing with the state bar association. You can check this information online or by contacting your state’s bar association.
  4. Schedule a consultation: Most lawyers offer a free consultation. Take advantage of this and meet with the lawyer to discuss your case. Consulting with a lawyer will allow you to ask questions and understand the lawyer’s approach and personality.
  5. Check references: Ask the lawyer for references from past clients in similar situations. Contact these clients and ask about their experience working with the lawyer.
  6. Consider the lawyer’s fees: Legal fees can vary significantly depending on the lawyer’s experience and the case’s complexity. Ensure you understand the lawyer’s fee structure and that it is within your budget.

Do you have questions about your child custody case? Contact us today.

If you are facing a child custody dispute, the Vanessa López Aguilera law firm has the experience and expertise to represent your interests vigorously. We understand how important it is for you and your children to have uninterrupted time together, and she will strive to ensure that happens. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Vanessa López Aguilera

Attorney Vanessa López Aguilera represents clients in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area