Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana

Q: We have full custody of my step daughter. Bio mom lost all rights. We placed a restraining order (pending court) against

her after an incident of her showing up at our house for the second time, so she can not come onto our property. In return she filed a restraining order on bio dad who has full custody and she filed it against the daughter to try to make it where he cannot be around her legally, even though he has full custody of her. And has not done anything wrong. Will he get an appointed attorney?

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Robbin Trowbridge Benko
Robbin Trowbridge Benko
  • Chesterton, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Hi ~ I'm a bit confused and need some answers from you so that I can properly address your concern.

What were the grounds Bio mom stated for needing a protective order? What parenting time, if any, does bio mom have? I don't understand how a protective order can be against dad since he has full custody. Is there a court date for a hearing on bio mom's petition?

as to whether your husband will be provided with an attorney.... I believe he has to prove that he is indigent, thus unable to obtain legal counsel, to have the court provide him with one.

I'm not sure what county you are in,

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