VA child custody laws moving out of state

Regardless of whether the parents are married or not, breaking a relationship can have traumatic effects on the lives of the children. The courts of Virginia recognize this and emphasize satisfying the best interests of children; their interest is the guide that the courts use when it comes to resolving the issues of family rights and the problems of custody and visitation of children.

Our lawyers help people on all sides of this complex equation find a solution that meets the best interests of children. Guardianship of a minor and visitation rights can be very emotional issues for parents. Some of the relevant factors in determining custody include the child’s relationship to each parent, the preference of child (if the court considers the child of sufficient age), the child’s age, and the child’s general health including his / her well-being, and his social behavior. The court also takes into account the evidence of domestic abuse. The court considers that in many instances it is in the best interest of the child to continue receiving the attention of both parents. The visitation hours allow the non-custodial parent to maintain a meaningful relationship with the child. For this reason, the court favors the father who makes the maximum effort to foster a positive relationship among parents and child.

While many people think that custody of the child has to do exclusively with the primary residence of the child, this only touches on the issue of “physical custody.” Legal custody is another aspect, which is the right for each parent to participate the decisions that are important for the life of a child, for instance, the medical and education decisions, usually granted by courts, custody of both parents in a joint legal custody form. Even though physical custody is construed as a parent The child support payments ordered by the court will be determined in part by the physical custody agreement.

In many cases, parents choose to solve custody and visitation problems with a mediator or through negotiation. If this is the case in your child custody dispute, then a lawyer can do everything for a fair settlement and plan for reasonable parenting on your behalf. If the negotiation fails and all or some of the problems remain unresolved, then the attorneys will not wait to go to court and protect your rights and the welfare of your child.

One of the issues that follow custody cases is the maintenance of the children. The attorneys at Law Office Sris P.C. will work to ensure that the court orders a fair payment amount. To determine child support, the court follows the guidelines have been established by the legislation of Virginia. These guidelines will consider the income of both parents, the children numbers and the time spent with the children. Their children have the right to receive support until they reach the age of eighteen, although in some cases this limit may be prolonged. Our attorneys will fight to defend your rights if you are a noncustodial parent because we understand that the child support payment must be reasonable and fair. We will fight to ensure that the amount ordered by the court does not demand what you can pay. Furthermore, if there is a change in the circumstances of your life, we can ask the court to modify the order of aid to reflect their decreased or increased profits. Regardless of whether you are seeking or providing financial support, we will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure the earning of a support order that meets your needs.