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Modifying child custody due to a job transfer

Your divorce is final and you have an established custody arrangement for your children, but your employer asks you to relocate. You want to make good career moves, but as the custodial parent, you have a responsibility to make sure your minor children can maintain a...

Is a collaborative divorce right for you?

If you find your marriage is not working anymore, it may be because you and your spouse have grown apart. You two still get along, but it is time to go your separate ways. Your divorce process may be easier than others because you will not contest it. You both agree...

Talking to kids about divorce

Telling your children that you and your spouse intend to divorce is one of the most difficult things that you may ever do as a parent. However, like most difficult things in life, it is better to do it as soon as possible. Putting it off does not make the conversation...

Where is the perfect spot to swap the kids?

When your scheduled parenting time starts and ends, you must meet with your ex-spouse to exchange the kids. While this may seem like a normal part of any co-parenting arrangement, it is a common source of friction among newly divorced parents.  Unless you...

3 advantages of divorce mediation

Ending a marriage is difficult, but it does not have to entail a dramatic court battle. If the circumstances are right, you and your spouse may choose mediation to settle your divorce. While mediation can lead to a less acrimonious divorce, it is not a do-it-yourself...

What is supervised visitation?

Indiana family courts preserve the rights of parents to have a relationship with their children unless that relationship endangers the child's welfare. In some cases, the state may order supervised parenting time between the child and parent. Learn more about how...

When can you modify child custody in Indiana?

Indiana limits the situations in which parents can ask the court to modify a child custody order. The parent requesting the modification must show a significant change in life circumstances. He or she must also prove that changing the custody arrangement serves the...