Indiana Guide to Child Custody and Parenting Time

Where to begin:

Child custody and parenting time in Indiana: Overview
Indiana child custody and parenting time from start to finish. How to file a case, settle, make a parenting schedule and much more.

Unmarried parents & paternity in Indiana custody
Find out what unmarried parents need to do to get custody and child support orders, including required paternity confirmation.

Indiana child support: What parents need to know
Instantly determine your child support by entering your incomes, parenting time and number of children. See how different parenting times affect the total.

Documents you'll need to create:

Indiana parenting plan & custody agreement guidelines
Follow these guidelines to make your Indiana parenting plan. Learn about the court's requirements and provisions recommended by family law experts.

Indiana parenting time (visitation) schedule guidelines
Follow these guidelines to create your required parenting time schedule. Learn about Indiana's minimum parenting time requirement, common visitation schedules & more.

Steps you'll need to take:

6 steps to child custody: Indiana family court process
The custody process from start to finish: filing a case, getting temporary orders, mediation, a final hearing and more.

Filing for child custody in Indiana: 4 steps to open a case
Follow these steps to start your Indiana custody and parenting time case. Learn what forms you need, how to serve papers and more.

Settling child custody in Indiana: 4 steps
Settling is the fastest, least expensive way to resolve custody and parenting time in Indiana. Follow these steps to settle, either when you open a case or afterward.

Indiana final custody hearing (trial)
How parents can prepare for a final custody hearing. Info on preparing evidence, completing discovery, courtroom tips and more.

More about Indiana custody:

Special circumstances in Indiana child custody
Learn about supervised parenting time, third-party visitation, guardians ad litem and other things that could arise in your Indiana custody case.

Indiana custody resources: Support for parents
Get help with a custody case, whether you're representing yourself or looking for an attorney. Information on parenting coordination, language interpretation, etc.

Explore examples of common schedules