The visitation schedule handed down to you – as part of your child custody arrangements when your divorce was finalized – was tailored to your circumstances at the time. The courts, however, understand that circumstances can change and that – sometimes – child custody modifications are necessary. If this is the situation you are in, the best path forward is with an experienced Virginia child custody attorney on your side.
In Virginia, a child custody modification must be based on a material change in the applicable circumstances, and the modification in question must be deemed in the best interests of the children involved. The kinds of change that rise to this level include:
Virginia courts do not make child custody modifications lightly, and no modification will be forthcoming if it is not considered to be in the best interests of the children involved. The factors that the court will consider in the determination of your child custody modification request can include all the following:
If you’ve experienced a significant change in circumstances that you believe warrants a child custody modification, the most important step you can take is reaching out to a dedicated child custody attorney.
The capable Virginia child custody attorneys at Mahoney Richmond Thurston PLLC, recognize how important your child custody concerns are to you, and we are well prepared to skillfully campaign on behalf of your best interests and parenting goals. Your child custody case is our priority, and our seasoned legal team is here to help – so please don’t put off contacting us for more information today.