Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Virginia Child Custody Attorney

Whether you have gone through a divorce, separation, or are an unmarried parent, it is essential for the well-being of your children to establish a positive custody arrangement. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., We represent mothers, fathers, and grandparents in child custody matters throughout Virginia. Our experienced child custody attorneys are ready to get to work helping you through this process. If you are in the Courtland, Suffolk, Emporia, or Lawrenceville areas, we are here to help.

The child custody basics in Virginia

Understanding how child custody works is often confusing. First, we want to discuss the two basic types of child custody that need to be determined: physical custody and legal custody.

  • Physical custody refers to where a child will reside.
  • Legal custody refers to which parent gets to make decisions regarding important decisions related to the child’s upbringing. This includes where the child attends school, medical decisions, religious decisions, etc.

For both physical custody and legal custody, there could be a “sole custody” arrangement or a “joint custody” arrangement. Sole custody refers to one parent having legal or physical custody, while joint custody refers to both parents having control over the matters.

Custody agreements can get confusing because the arrangements for physical and legal custody do not have to be the same. For example, it is possible for both parents to share legal custody while one parent has physical custody. Conversely, both parents could share physical custody while only one parent has legal custody. There can be a number of combinations concerning physical and legal custody that will need to be determined in these cases.

Another important aspect of child custody cases in Virginia is establishing visitation arrangements for a non-custodial parent. In most circumstances, a parent that does not have sole joint physical custody of a child will have the right to develop a visitation plan so they can see their child.

Establishing custody arrangements

At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., our Virginia family law attorneys are ready to assist with every aspect of child custody disputes. This can include:

  • Shared parenting
  • Visitation and parenting time arrangements
  • Legal and physical custody issues
  • Child relocation (moving with kids)
  • Developing a parenting plan
  • Child support

Call us for a consultation of your case today

If you have any issues with child custody, contact the attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. as soon as possible. We help clients throughout Virginia with their child custody matters, and our compassionate and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case today. We understand how important child custody is for the well-being of children and their parents. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.

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