Child Custody

The most frequently asked custody question is “What is the difference between legal custody and physical or residential custody?”   I will explain the difference and explain how the Indiana Courts decide which custody situation is in the best interest of your child.

Having two loving and attentive parents is in the best interest of every minor child.  The Courts understand this and, whenever possible, the Courts strive to make sure that each parent who desires to have a healthy, loving and supportive relationship with their child has that opportunity.

Historically, men have felt that custody is automatically granted to the mother of the child.  This is not always true.  The Courts consider many factors when determining which custody arrangement would be in the best interest of your minor child.

I will discuss child custody with you.  Call Tara Melton at 317-925-2122 or email me at