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A divorce that will disrupt your children’s lives and place limits on your time with them is a heart-wrenching event. Each action you take throughout the process must be carefully considered in light of relevant laws and your unique family situation.
As you determine your approach to custody and visitation issues, you need a family law lawyer you can count on for empathy and clear, practical guidance. At Family Law Group, we help each client think through his or her most important parenting goals and pursue the best path forward that can help achieve them.
Contact our child custody lawyers today at (703) 552-5072
Virginia’s family court firmly believes in the best interests of the child. Mothers’ and fathers’ parenting ability is seen equally. The court prefers for the child to have equal time with each parent, however if one parent proves to be unfit or unable to care for the child, the court may rule sole custody to either the mother or the father.
Our Prince William County child custody attorneys’ knowledge and experience span a wide range of negotiated settlements and intensely contested child custody cases, including both initial determinations and custody modifications. It is essential to recognize that:
There are several different types of formal child custody decisions that can be awarded in Virginia:
For parents without physical custody, visitation can be specified. The Fairfax County Courthouse reports that an agreement regarding visitation can be made informally between the two parents or formally through the courts.
A visitation schedule can specify different time with parents during the academic year, on school holidays, breaks, and family vacations. Especially when parents do not agree on things or have a difficult time communicating, it can be helpful to have a very detailed visitation plan.
If you are facing divorce and have children or coping with other custody-related issues, we are here to support you, help you make informed decisions and aggressively present your position in court if needed. To schedule a consultation and an in-depth analysis of your case, please contact us online, or call (703) 552-5072 today. Our law offices are in Manassas and Fairfax.
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