Chicago, IL asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Indiana

Q: Chances of 50/50 custody?

I want 50/50 legal and physical custody of my 13 month old daughter. My only child. Her mom has 3 subsequent children all by different men that dont pay support. Ive been in my daughters life since she was born despite her moms efforts to keep me out of her life. I hired a lawyer and took her to court just so i could see my little girl. Obviously age is a factor but i want to know if i have a shot. Little girl is my entire world. I pay 200 dollars a week right now in support. I even have paid for things on top of that such as a winter coat and for half the cost of her first birthday party. I am all about my baby!

2 Lawyer Answers
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson

A: This is something you should definitely be discussing with your attorney, that's what you are paying them for. In general true 50/50 physical custody is fairly tough to get, particularly if the other party objects and considering the age of the child. There is nothing wrong with you trying, as long as you know the challenges. Your chances of getting it are better if you are able to establish it by agreement with the mother.

Hope that helps.

John Mario Acosta Jr. agrees with this answer

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr.
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Based on your question and the previous attorney response I agree you should be discussing this with your attorney and it does not hurt to ask the court for it.

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