Custodial Lawyers in Virginia One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce case is how your children are affected. While it is impossible to fully protect a child from the divorce process, the well-being of every young person is paramount in all custody cases in Virginia. A solid decision is needed on who is legally authorized to make decisions about your child’s best interests. And of course it is a question that needs to be carefully considered and determined how much time a child will spend with each parent. In Virginia, all custody and visiting decisions are governed by the “Child Good” law, in which the court takes into account factors such as the age and condition of the child and each parent, the relationship between each parent and child, the child’s needs, the role of each parenting raising and caring for the child, appropriate child preference and much more. An experienced custody lawyer in Virginia can support your efforts to create a custody agreement that serves your and your children’s interests.
Types of VA custody agreements Divorce in Virginia generally involves two areas of custody. Custody is the right to make life decisions in the name of a child. As a rule, these decisions are made in important areas such as medical care, education and religious education. Custody can be joint or several. When parents have shared custody, such decisions must be shared unless the Court orders otherwise. Custody is the right to the child’s presence. It relates to where a child lives and who is responsible for monitoring the child at a given time. The time spent with the parent not caring for is often referred to as a “visit”. There are subsections that fall under custody and custody: Shared custody is common in divorce cases in Virginia. In this situation, both parents are given the same authority over important decisions that affect their child’s life. Sole custody, a less common rule, gives a parent full say in decisions regarding the child. Contrary to popular belief, there is no presumption of granting custody to the mother. When it comes to custody, either the parents decide together or the court itself decides on a schedule when the child or children will live with each parent all year round.
Create (or modify) your ideal custody agreement your custody agreement can be the most important part of your divorce. When drawing up an agreement or amending an existing agreement, you should always consult the well-founded legal advice of an experienced custodian.
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