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Your Rights As A Father In Child Custody

The prevailing thought about custody cases in Indiana is that custody automatically goes to the mother due to a sexist bias factor. Because of this, many fathers believe that they do not have a chance of getting custody over their children. At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we want you to know that the law protects your parental rights. Our experienced family law lawyers know what it takes to bring you the best possible outcome.

While there is no bias under the law, and more courts are actively encouraging both parents to be involved in their children’s lives, that does not mean that fighting for custody will be easy. The best step you can take in your case is to prepare yourself in every way possible, which is exactly what we can to do to help you.

Indiana courts encourage all couples to come to a mutual agreement regarding child custody outside of the courtroom. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will help you reach the outcome you are hoping for. If you simply cannot agree, we will fight for your rights at trial. We have over 20 years of experience helping clients throughout Lake County.

We Protect Fathers’ Rights At Trial

During your custody hearings, we will oversee the entire process to make sure that we keep all instances of prejudice or bias against you out of your case. We want to make sure that you have every opportunity to win your case.

A father also has the right to child support, if he does win primary custody of his children. We can help you fight to earn the child support you deserve for raising your children if your case calls for it. The bottom line in these cases is that both the mother and the father have the same rights, and they both deserve to have the court respect those rights.

Let Us Help

If you are facing child custody matters, make sure that you are going in prepared. Schedule a consultation at our office in Schererville by calling 219-865-0002 or filling out our online form.

Help For Legal Issues Affecting You And Your Family

Calling an attorney is not always easy. Many people who call an attorney for help are calling because something has gone wrong in their life and they need legal guidance. At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we understand that you are facing a difficult challenge,  and we are here to help. We practice several areas of law that affect regular people and their families. Our major focus is on criminal defense and family law, but we also help people with estate planning issues, real estate and personal injury.

Criminal Cases Have Much At Stake

Perhaps no other area of law has higher stakes than criminal cases. Our goal is to make sure that you are treated fairly by the judicial system and to reach the best possible outcome for you. Funk & Wendlinger’s criminal law practice concentrates on the following areas:

  • CDL & trucking violations
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Drug offenses
  • DUI/OWI and other traffic offenses
  • Expungement/record clearing
  • Juvenile crimes

Family Law Is About Protecting What Is Most Important

We also dedicate a large area of our practice to family law matters. These issues go beyond divorce, but all of them mean a major change for your family’s future. We can help you with:

  • Adoption
  • Child custody/parenting time
  • Child support and enforcement
  • Divorce & legal separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Paternity/parentage
  • Pre- & postnuptial agreements
  • Property division and alimony/spousal maintenance

Meeting Your Family’s Legal Needs

Funk & Wendlinger strives to meet all of your family’s legal needs. Although we spend the majority of our caseload on the above practice areas, we do handle other matters. We can help you and your family if you are dealing with a personal injury matter, need assistance creating an estate plan or need advice regarding a real estate issue.

Contact Us Today

We are ready to help you solve your legal problems. Call our Schererville office today at 219-865-0002 or contact us online to schedule your initial conference.

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