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LGBTQ Divorce and Child Custody Law in Indianapolis, IN

Divorce with children means figuring out child custody and/or support. While the child’s needs are the first priority, the law can be confusing and unclear regarding who receives custody. In the divorce of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBTQ) couple, the laws regarding child custody are not different from the laws for a straight couple’s divorce.

The divorce and family law firm of Vanessa López Aguilera in Indianapolis provides thoughtful, thorough guidance for clients needing effective child custody and child support solutions in Indiana.

Understanding Child Custody Law in LGBTQ Divorce

The recent legalization of same-sex marriage means LGBT couples are forging new territory. Information on LGBT divorce is limited and vague; your child’s and your legal rights may be unclear to you. Despite the confusion, the most important aspect of determining child custody is always to reach a decision that is best for your child.

If you and your partner are both legal parents of the child, you both have equal rights regarding child custody. A judge will handle child custody rights the same way they are handled in straight marriage, with the child’s best interests in mind. A number of factors go into this decision, such as:

  • The child’s age and mental and physical health
  • Parent’s mental and physical health
  • Parent’s ability to provide the child with necessities
  • The child’s current living pattern (school, recreational activities, worship, etc.)

If only one of you is the legal parent, the judge is more likely to rule in favor of the legal parent. Attorney López is highly experienced in Indiana family law, and can sift through the details and work with you to create the best plan for your child and you.

Call Today and Find Relief With an Indianapolis Family Law Attorney

Divorce is difficult enough without deciphering the legal issues that come with it. Child custody and child support can turn into lengthy legal battles, which can cause distress to your child and you. López Law Firm in Indianapolis provides sound legal counsel and strives to ease the burden of divorce. Don’t wade through your divorce with children alone. Contact us at (317) 634-9484 today for your initial consultation.


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