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Custody and Visitation

Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Advocates

Custody disputes may arise in the context of divorce, after a legal separation, or when unmarried couples split or move-away. When faced with any custody battle, you know that the stakes are high and that the results could affect you and your child for life. At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., we understand the importance of every child custody and visitation dispute and will take a strategic and aggressive approach to protect your rights.

We focus on long-term solutions in the best interests of our clients and their children. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Protecting your rights and the best interests of any child

When assessing any custody or visitation dispute, the court will always make a determination based on the best interests of the child. It is important to work with an attorney who can properly investigate the facts of your case and articulate your needs as they are compatible with those of a child. Our legal team will work with experts, review similar cases, consult with witnesses, and strategically build a compelling case on your behalf.

We are experienced with custody cases involving:

  • Custody and visitation
  • Cooperative parenting models
  • Enforcement and modification
  • Move-aways
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Adjustment of child support

Lake County Cooperative Parenting Models

We are aggressive without pursuing unnecessary litigation. Our attorneys know how to pursue your case out of court, emphasizing problem-solving, and long-term solutions over litigation. With extensive experience working with Lake County courts, our attorneys encourage a cooperative parenting model, a local trend towards equalizing parenting time. We are also experienced in helping clients negotiate traditional custody and visitation arrangements. In every case, we seek to create practical arrangements that are good for children, flexible for parents, and that prevent hardship or resentment on either side.

Arrangements for non-custodial parents

If you are the non-custodial parent, we work to maximize the time you have with your child. We will also determine whether you qualify for “visitation credit,” an allowance that reduces child support based on the number of overnights. We can also help you to defend against visitation credit if you are a custodial parent who believes that the non-custodial parent is motivated by money.

Custody modifications post-judgment

After a final order is made, you may be able to seek a modification for a significant change in circumstances. A modification may be ordered based on the wishes of the child, age of the child, or the relationship with a child. A modification of custody or visitation could also be based on:

  • A petition for sole custody: abuse/neglect/addiction/prison
  • Reverse physical custody: remarriage/new kids, conflict with the child
  • Increase/decrease parenting time
  • Parent relocation
Contact us today to speak directly with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We serve clients throughout Dyer, St John, Schererville, & Northwest Indiana. We offer free initial consultations and flexible appointment schedules

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