For parents, there is nothing more important than ensuring their children are raised in a safe and loving environment. The family law attorneys at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. are committed to helping parents protect their children’s best interests. From our offices in Charlottesville, Palmyra and Harrisonburg, we represent clients during divorce and in other circumstances where parenting rights are jeopardized. We are reliable advocates with extensive experience dealing with child custody and visitation issues in Virginia’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts.
Child custody has two aspects: physical and legal. Physical custody refers to where a child lives, whereas legal custody concerns each parent’s right to determine how a child is raised. The child custody arrangements allowable in Virginia include:
The court’s priority when making child custody and visitation decisions is always to look out for the child’s best interests. Unless a parent is unfit or unwilling to provide care, they will likely maintain visitation rights even when the other parent has sole custody. Visitation refers to a parent’s right to spend time with their child. At Tucker Griffin Barnes, we provide skilled mediation, negotiation and courtroom litigation to help parents protect their children.
The law requires officials in each state to help enforce child custody orders, even if they are from other states. If your child’s other parent refuses to follow your court-ordered custody arrangement, your child’s life can be thrown off balance. When custody or visitation conflicts occur, we work to ensure that your parenting rights are respected and that your child is safe. When your family’s situation changes — such as if you get a job in another state or if you believe your child’s other parent is not providing appropriate care — we can help you file a motion to amend the details of your custody agreement.
We care. We fight. We help our clients put their lives back together. For help proceeding with a Virginia child custody case, speak with an experienced attorney at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Call us at 434-973-7474 or contact us online to get started. Our offices are conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra, Harrisonburg, and Staunton, VA.
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