Welcome to Stuart Showalter - Child Custody Advisor 

Providing child-centered advice to Parents, Practitioners, and Policy Makers 

on matters related to the custody and well-being of minor children.  

I am passionate and driven but not driven enough to ignore your passions

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Upcoming Events

I will soon have a major announcement about Parenting Time enforcement in Indiana.  Sign up for my Child Custody Updates below to be the first to receive this information.

Domestic Relations Committee

 - Indiana Judicial Center: 30 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis
Friday, 17 July 2015
10:30am - 4:00pm

Commission on Improving the Status of Children
 - Indiana Government Center South - Conference Room C
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm

Indiana Supreme Court
- Indiana Supreme Court Chambers; Indiana State House 3rd Floor
Thursday, 04 June 2015;
09:45am - 

The Allen Superior Court terminated father’s parental rights after determining father was unwilling or unable protect child from mother, who suffered from mental illness. Mother’s rights were terminated in the same proceeding. Father appealed the termination of his rights and the Court of Appeals affirmed. In re V.A, No. 02A04-1405-JT-233 (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 18, 2014) (Mem. Dec.). Father has petitioned the Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction over the appeal.


Child Custody Advising

Mr. Showalter is not an attorney and will not provide specific legal advice to you but can help you locate an attorney to advise or represent you in a child custody proceeding.

Attorney Advising and Selection - As a child custody expert Mr. Showalter lends his specific knowledge to attorneys to help them be better advocates for their clients. As well as advising or . . .
Policy Advisor - In this capacity Mr. Showalter works as a child custody advisor to the Indiana General Assembly and other state policy makers on child custody matters. He assists in drafting or amending . . .
Child Custody Life Coaching - Additionally to parents Mr. Showalter offers child custody based life coaching to help them maintain control of their lives and increase their fitness as parents so they . . .
Evaluator - Mr. Showalter is available to conduct evaluations of parents, households, and assess the relationships between parents and children. He can provide detailed reports to practitioners and testify . . .
Mediator - Judges and state policy makers continue to advocate for resolution of child custody litigation through agreement of the parties. Mr Showalter likewise agrees that mediating disagreements involving . . . 
Presenter - Mr. Showalter is available to present information on Indiana child custody law and policy to forums throughout the state of Indiana. He can also participate in panel discussions or other outreach . . . 



Child Custody Policy and News e-Mail Updates

Mr. Showalter provides a regular update on Indiana child custody matters through an e-mail newsletter issued about once a month.  Updates typically include child custody and well-being related events and training opportunities, meetings of policy makers, recent court opinions, policy and law proposals, and more.

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