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For parents, nothing is more important than their children. If you are getting divorced, child custody will likely be one of the most contentious matters you will face during the process. At A. R. Pike Law Firm in Lynchburg, our child custody attorneys will provide the compassionate legal support you need to obtain the best possible results. You can rely on our team to help you overcome any potential obstacles you may face.
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Child Custody in Virginia
In Virginia, there are two types of custody – legal and physical. Physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child will spend most of the time. Legal custody, on the other hand, refers to a parent’s right to make decisions regarding the child’s medical care, education, and religion. Generally, family courts believe the involvement of both parents is in the best interests of a child.
Below is a list of some of the factors a judge will examine to determine child custody decisions:
- The mental and physical health of the child
- The mental and physical health of the parents
- The role each parent has in the child’s upbringing
- The needs of the child
- The existing relationship the child has with each parent
- How well either parent will actively support the other’s relationship with the child
- Each parent’s ability to work together and resolve child-related disputes
- The reasonable preference of the child
- If either parent has a history of abuse or neglect
With the exception of domestic violence, family courts generally try to weigh each factor equally when determining child custody.
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If you are fighting for custody of your children, it is crucial to hire a skilled attorney to advocate on your behalf. At A. R. Pike Law Firm in Lynchburg, our skilled legal team will provide the compassionate legal assistance you need to navigate every step of your case. With our team on your side, you can feel confident you will obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
For the exceptional representation you deserve, call our law office today at (434) 264-5444 to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your case and learn more about what our team can do to help you during this difficult time.