Child Custody Empowering Clients To Take Back Control

Child Custody Attorney in Indianapolis

Helping Protect Your Child's Best Interests

At Bowen & Associates, LLC, we seek to protect our clients and their families from as much of the upset and strain of getting a divorce as possible. The dissolution of a marriage is often one of the most stressful experiences that a person will go through, and it can be especially hard on the children involved.

Fortunately, there are things that can be done to minimize the emotional trauma to which your children are subjected during and after your divorce, such as retaining a divorce attorney from our Indianapolis firm who can advocate for your best interests. Let us work to make your divorce as smooth as possible and seek to achieve an outcome that allows you to continue to play a meaningful role in your children's lives.

Shield Your Children from the Trauma of Divorce

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 4 in 10 children in Indianapolis and nationwide have parents who are divorced. A quarter of these children display signs of not coping well with the breakup of the family and are at greater risk of developing substance abuse, dropping out of school, engaging in risky sexual behavior, and experiencing depression.

The impact of divorce can be especially great on younger children who do not necessarily understand divorce but know that their family is changing and are often upset by it. Older children, looking around for answers as to why it is happening, will often blame the divorce on themselves. When we represent clients who have children, we work to carry out the divorce process in a way that does not cause the children unnecessary distress, and we strive for a parenting plan that preserves as much stability as possible for the children.

How a Divorce Lawyer Can Help with Your Child Custody Case

Whenever possible, it is better to negotiate an uncontested divorce rather than having to engage in courtroom litigation for a contested divorce. This course of action increases the likelihood that you will end up with terms of custody, visitation and child support that work for you and make it easier for you to cooperate with the other parent. If the case must go to trial, a judge will make decisions about joint or sole custody based on evidence of what is in the best interests of the children.

In either scenario, we are ready to work tirelessly for you. We understand how important it is for you to do what is best for your children and to ensure that you are able to preserve your relationship with them, and we approach each case with the same dedication and treat it as if it were our own. Contact us now for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can help.

Types of Child Custody

In Indiana, there are a few forms of child custody. Sole legal custody is when the child lives with one parent only and the non-custodial parent only has visitation rights. In this situation, the custodial parent has primary responsibility to care for and make decisions regarding the child.

Another type of custody is joint legal custody. One parent has primary physical custody and the other holds visitation rights. In this situation, however, both parents are required to consult one another when making a major decision that affects the child's life.

These may include the following types of decisions:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Religious upbringing

Joint legal and physical custody is ordered when both parents share division of physical custody of the child. In this situation, the parents work together to make major decisions that affects the life of the child. This arrangement only works when both parties can cooperate.

Why Choose Bowen & Associates, LLC for Your Custody Case

At Bowen & Associates, LLC, the best interest of your child is important to our firm. We can take every necessary measure to ensure that he or she is fully protected. We are the strong advocate that you need when your family is shaken as a result of the divorce action. Your family's relationships do not have to be damaged, however. We can take every measure possible to help your family's relationships remain intact with a strong child custody arrangement.

It is important to remain in close contact with your child. Your child deserves a relationship with you that is not hindered by distance. You can put our negotiating skills to work to discover a workable solution that can be accepted by both parents. Our team can work with all necessary parties to ensure that your child's rights are protected.

Contact our firm today to speak with an Indianapolis child custody attorney!

What Sets Us Apart?

Experienced & Dedicated Counsel
  • Efficiency You Deserve

    Time is money—and at our firm, we believe that efficient, responsive communication is essential to ensure our counsel is providing the highest value. We work diligently to create a nearly paperless office and prefer to handle almost all communication electronically.

  • Client Focused - Results Driven

    We aim to form long-term client relationships that will prove beneficial both now and in the future.  You can rest assured that when you retain our legal team, we will take the time to understand you and your case, and remain fully engaged from start to finish.

  • Creative Solutions to Meet Your Goals

    Imagination, excellence, and a passion for practical solutions contribute to our foundation. When you work with us, you can have confidence in the fact that we will be doing everything we can to achieve the best possible results for you.

  • Big-City Experience, Small-Firm Atmosphere

    Our firm may be small, but our team is known for getting results by maintaining a strong commitment to being practical and sensible. We provide personalized legal solutions and the supportive assistance you deserve. 

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Reviews

Our Results Speak for Themselves
    I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!

    “I was contacted the SAME DAY by Justin Bowen who had already reviewed my case info and had facts and answers for me!!!”

    - Desiree S.
    The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.

    “I called Justin Bowen because I needed an attorney for my recent DUI and being a RN that only complicated things. I was very anxious about the whole ordeal. The office staff and Justin had a calming quality about them which just helped me to calm down.”

    - Kelly W.
    One of the best lawyers I have dealt with concerning family issues.

    “I retained Justin for a protection order that my daughter's father had filed against me. Justin showed up and showed outputting his skills of many years of knowing the law to work. The frustration on my daughter's father's face was very pleasing to see.”

    - Lakia B.
    They never stopped working, even up to the last day before our hearing, to try to get me the best outcome possible. I couldn't have been happier with my agreement.

    “Being a father trying to get custody of your child is an extremely difficult process and they were both very patient in explaining all of my options and what costs/benefits were associated with these options. They never stopped working, even up to the last”

    - Nick E.
    She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation calm.

    “I was referred to Justin by a friend who went through a divorce shortly before my own. She described him as incredibly smart, strategic, fair, and able to keep even the most challenging situation ...”

    - Muhammad Y.
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