Few family law issues are more difficult or emotionally challenging than child custody. Both parents want to continue to be part of their children’s lives and, if you are not on the same page when it comes to scheduling or visitation rights, it can turn into a stressful ordeal. At Invictus Law in Virginia Beach, our child custody attorneys understand the difficulties you and your family must be facing at this time and will do everything possible to help you achieve the results that serve the best interests of your children.Contact Us
There are two main types of child custody arrangements – sole custody and joint custody. When one parent has exclusive physical and legal custody rights to a child, this is known as sole custody. In such cases, the child would reside with the parent who has sole custody and, additionally, all major decisions regarding the child’s wellbeing would be made by that parent. Generally, this custody arrangement is only granted in circumstances when the other parent is deemed unfit.
In a joint custody arrangement, both parents would be able to make major decisions regarding the upbringing of their child. Additionally, the child would be able to spend time in both parents’ households, though the amount of time each parent gets will not necessarily be equal. Oftentimes, an even split is not feasible for either parent’s schedule.
When determining child custody, a judge will examine several factors that, overall, make up the best interests of the child.
Here are some of the factors involved in determining child custody:
These are just some of the many factors a judge will examine to determine child custody and it is important to keep in mind that family courts take a more holistic approach to this process and do not fixate on one factor.
If you are faced with a child custody dispute, you should not hesitate to contact the child custody team at Invictus Law in Virginia Beach for the experienced legal counsel you need.
Our team is committed to providing exceptional legal representation and will do what is necessary to help you navigate the unique complexities of your case.
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