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CHILD VISITATION: WHAT SCHEDULE IS BEST? WHAT SHOULD YOU TELL AN ATTORNEY?

Child Visitation: What schedule is best? What should you tell a family law attorney?

Every child visitation schedule is different. What works for one family might not work for the other. This is why it is crucial for the non-custodial parent to fully inform his or her attorney about the specific details of his or her life so the attorney can fight to get an appropriate visitation schedule, one that not only ensures exposure to the minor child but also provides the best environment for nurturing the bond between parent and child. So what should you expect and what should you tell your attorney to get the best possible outcome? Here is a list of common visitation options you should consider:

BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD IN CUSTODY OR VISITATION CASES

Anyone who has endured a painful custody and visitation battle has certainly heard a reference or two about the "best interests of the child."  However, many people do not know what that phrase means.  The "best interests of the child" refers to the well being of the minor child involved in the custody or visitation dispute.  In a contentious custody or visitation case, the Court is not necessarily concerned with the desires or wishes of each individual parent, rather the Court's main focus is the child.  The Court wants to know what is best for the kid.  Therefore, the Court will receive evidence and make its final decision based solely on which placement it believes will be the BEST FOR THE CHILD.  So, how does the Court determine who or what serves the "best interests of the child?"

CUSTODY AND VISITATION

Custody and Visitation

Many families in Newport News, Williamsburg, Hampton, and York County have to deal with the stressful situation of a custody and visitation case.  Disputes over custody and visitation of children are quite stressful for all involved.  Here are a few things you need to know if you are seeking custody and visitation of a child in Newport News, Williamsburg, Hampton, or York County:

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