Making decisions regarding you and your ex-partner's children isn't easy and can cause a lot of unnecessary stress for children. Our attorneys will help you reach your desired outcome relating to the custody and visitation of your children.
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Trying to keep the lives of your children somewhat normal after a divorce or trying to ensure that you have access to your children can be extremely stressful, not just for you, but for your children as well. At Strentz Greene & Coleman, our goal is to work with you to ensure that your desired parenting needs are met. From child custody to visitation, our attorneys are ready to negotiate, and go to court if necessary, on your behalf.
If you’re in the process of trying to obtain custody of your children or you’re hoping to get granted visitation, hiring an experienced attorney can help. At Strentz Greene & Coleman, we can help you negotiate with your children’s other parents to ensure that you have a parenting plan in place that works for you. We’re able to do this through mediation, but if mediation isn’t something that seems comfortable for you, we’ll also mitigate aggressively on your behalf.
If you are trying to obtain child custody or petition for visitation in Virginia, there are some requirements that you’ll need to meet. The court will consider several factors when making a decision on where to place children and determine how much time should be spent with each parent.
The court will take into account details regarding the age, physical and mental health, and developmental needs of the child to establish which parent seems to be a better fit to support those needs. Additionally, the court will look at the parents' current relationship with the child, the ability to meet the needs of the child, and the willingness of the parent to support a healthy and stable relationship with the child. Lastly, a court will also consider a history of abuse or neglect of the child or if the child has any preferences on which parent they reside with. Depending on the age and maturity level of the child, the court will take into consideration the wishes of the child.
In order to obtain child custody or visitation in Virginia, you’ll first need to file a petition with the court. After a petition is filed, the court will typically hold a hearing to determine what parental plan is in the best interest of the child. Since these things can seem overwhelming and confusing with Virginia’s strict laws, it’s in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney to help you through this process.
If you're going through a divorce and are facing a difficult custody battle, you're worried about not being able to spend time with your children, or you are weary that your ex-spouse won't make decisions for your children that are in their best interest, Strentz Greene & Coleman can help. If you have any anxiety or doubt surrounding child custody or what visitation will look like after your divorce, it's best to speak with experienced attorneys who are dedicated to your case.
At Strentz Greene & Coleman, we'll provide you with the guidance and support you need during this process while keeping you fully informed of everything happening with your case. Additionally, we can help facilitate discussions or negotiations between you and your child's other parent to ensure that your child's needs, and best interests, are met and respected.
Protecting the needs and best wishes of your child doesn't have to feel overwhelming or scary. Strentz Greene & Coleman's team of dedicated and experienced attorneys is ready to provide you with the legal assistance you need. Call us today at (540) 479-1511 or schedule a consultation online.