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Indiana Custody

Indiana custody is simple once you understand how the system really works.

Unfortunately what the politicians in Tallahassee tell you about child custody in Indiana isn't necessarily accurate.

The custody system isn't as fair as they want you to believe.

If you look at child custody guidelines, there will be references to "primary caretaker" and "more qualified" parent.

What you won't see listed in any of the official guidelines are all the intangible criteria actually used to establish child custody in the real world.

And that means if you and your spouse don't agree on a child custody arrangement, the state of Indiana then decides where your children live.

The establishment of child custody starts with filing a motion at your local Indiana county family law courthouse.

At some point, the county will assign a Indiana custody evaluator who will meet with the parties involved; including the school, doctors, etc.

The county will conduct an evaluation to establish which of the two of you is the best parent for your children.

The process begins with an evaluation performed by an assigned evaluator.

Additionally, expect to be subjected to a psychological profile and when competed, the custody evaluator will write and submit their report to family court.

The evaluation report is sent you as well.

Many people think custody is determined by the judge in your case, the fact is custody is determined by the evaluator, not a judge.

The judge will simply read the evaluators report and rubber stamp it, because the judge knows very little about you, your spouse, your children, or your family setting.

Because the evaluator has conducted extensive research and issues a report, there's no way the judge will overrule the evaluators recommendation.

In a highly contested dispute, a judge will order the guardian ad litem to protect the children's interests during the custody evaluation.

A guardian ad litem doesn't determine custody, but will act as a advocate of the children to ensure the children's interests are protected while you and your spouse argue about custody.

The guardian ad litem can be a either a lawyer or social worker as long as they are approved by the court and there are private guardians along with public ones employed by your local Indiana county.

Regarding cost, a private guardian ad litem will charge from $50 per hour to $400, as opposed to a public guardians who typically charge less.

It's typical for spouses to share the cost of the guardian ad litem.

If the cost of a guardian ad litem is an issue, typically one is provided free of change.

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