Fort Wayne Child Custody Lawyer

Indiana uses a parenting time system designed to ensure that a child continues to have a meaningful relationship with his or her parents following a divorce. There are a number of key considerations that go into building an effective parenting plan, and having an experienced Fort Wayne child custody attorney can help to ensure that your parental rights are protected.

There are two types of custody that need to be addressed in these matters: physical and legal. Physical custody deals with where the child will live and which parent will care for the child on which days. Legal custody deals with each parent's authority to make decisions on the child's behalf. Indiana prefers joint legal custody where parents work together to make decisions regarding such things as religious upbringing, where to attend school, medical care and other important considerations.

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At the law office of Matthew S. Williams, Attorney at Law, Mr. Williams provides skillful representation to mothers and fathers who need help navigating complex child custody matters. While the focus of every child custody proceeding should undoubtedly be the best interests of the child, Mr. Williams works tirelessly to see that his clients receive the parenting time and substantial role in their children's lives they deserve.

When a child is born to unwed parents, there is a presumption under Indiana law that the mother receives primary physical and legal custody. That does not mean, however, that the father does not have parental rights. Mr. Williams has successfully represented countless clients in fathers' rights cases.

Speak To An Allen County Visitation Attorney

Contact the law office of Matthew S. Williams, Attorney at Law, to discuss your custody and visitation questions with a lawyer. You can reach the office by phone at 260-918-0443, toll free at 800-558-0314 or via email. His office is conveniently located two blocks from the Allen County Courthouse. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free on-site parking is available.