In Virginia, Courts determine custody and visitation based on “the best interests” of the child. The Code of Virginia lists factors that the Court must consider in order to decide custody and visitation. There are two types of custody – legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody can be “sole legal custody” or “joint legal custody.” Physical custody determines where the child resides most of the time. There can be sole physical custody, shared physical custody, and, where there are multiple children, split physical custody.
There are many tools at an attorney’s disposal to assist you in a custody/visitation case. Strategy combined with preparation is the key to success.
If you are involved in a custody/visitation dispute or think that you may be involved in one, contact Friedman Law Firm today.
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