Friday, March 16, 2012
EVANSVILLE — Indiana is revising its guidelines for determining parenting arrangements in divorce and paternity cases to include new concepts in handling situations in which parents can't agree.
The guidelines were first put into use in Indiana about 10 years ago and were based on a child-centered model used in Lake County, said Jeffrey Bercovitz, juvenile and family law director a the Indiana Judicial Center. There the term "parenting time" is used instead of "visitation" to emphasize the importance of both parents' roles in their children's lives.
"The ultimate goal is to try and keep conflict to a minimum," said Vanderburgh Superior Court Judge Mary Margaret Lloyd.
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