If you are facing a legal concern that relates to the custody of your children, it’s a primary concern that requires careful consideration. When your parental rights are involved, the matter is too important not to work closely with an experienced child custody attorney in Newport News.
Child custody is a primary term of any divorce that involves shared children, but the scope of child custody concerns goes well beyond divorce, including:
Whatever your child custody issue is, it’s important to you and your children’s future and deserves the professional legal guidance of a dedicated child custody attorney.
The State of Virginia addresses child custody in terms of both legal custody and physical custody.
Legal custody has to do with the responsibility of parental decision-making related to primary concerns like the following:
You and your children’s other parent can share this responsibility, can split it between you, or can assign it to one parent alone.
Physical custody determines when your children will be with you and when they will be with your ex. The basic choices fall into two classifications that include:
If you and your children’s other parent can reach an agreement regarding these issues, you’re unlikely to need the court’s intervention on the matter. If not, however, you’ll need to court to make the determinations on your behalf.
When Virginia courts make child custody decisions, the best interests of the children always guide the process. The factors considered by the court include all the following:
The compassionate child custody attorneys at Mahoney Richmond Thurston, PLLC, in Newport News understand exactly how emotionally and legally challenging child custody matters are and are committed to skillfully advocating for your case’s best possible resolution. We’re on your side, so please don’t wait to contact us today.