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Why should I establish paternity?

If you have a child and were not married to his or her mother, then you should consider establishing paternity. Legally making a claim of being the father of a child in Indiana affords you specific rights to the child and also gives the child specific rights. Without established paternity, it can make it harder for you to be involved with your child and to ensure his or her needs are taken care of.

Custody dispute continues to prove costly

Many in Indianapolis may often ask how is it that divorce cases can become so expensive. This question no doubt arises from the assumption that when a couple chooses to divorce, they often want to everything needed to end their associations with each other. Yet oftentimes it may not be that easy. Disputes over child custody and support can go on for years, during which time those involved in them can accrue massive legal bills. Even divorce settlements and custody agreements are finalized, divorced couples may still have to continue to work together and support each other in fulfilling their custody and support arrangements. 

Can I get financial help for parenting my grandchild?

There are many scenarios in which grandparents in Indiana become primary caregivers or “parents” of their grandchildren. Parental health problems, addiction, abuse and myriad other issues may prompt either an official or unofficial removal of children from parental care in favor of placement with grandparents or other relatives. If this describes your family situation, you should know that you may qualify for financial assistance as a relative caregiver.

How has fatherhood changed in recent decades?

If you are a dad in Indiana who is facing an impending divorce, you are likely worried about your children and how much time you will be able to have with them once you are divorced. During this process, it will be important for you to hold tight to the knowledge that you as a father are essential to your children's well-being so that you work to secure time with your children both during and after your divorce.

The importance of dads in kids' lives

Despite changes in societal thinking, many men getting divorced in Indiana may still today feel it can be hard to ensure they are treated equally compared to their wives when it comes to securing time with their children. A divorce naturally reduces the amount of time each parent may have with their kids so it can be even more important at this time to work to ensure fathers are allowed the time they and their kids deserve.

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