Visitation Custody Attorney, Bristol Virginia

When facing the possibility of losing your children in a child custody dispute, it is important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side. The child custody lawyer at The Fleenor Law Firm offers experienced guidance, support and representation to help you and your children. Doug Fleenor is recognized as an attorney who is dedicated to his clients a fighter in the Courts for the interests of his clients. Contact our family law firm to discuss your case with an experienced child custody lawyer.

Child Custody in Virginia

Physical custody: Physical custody refers to the physical amount of time spent with the child/children. Parents with joint physical custody will typically each have a significant amount of parenting time. However, one parent will generally be designated as the primary custodial parent (the parent with which the child resides).

Legal custody: In most cases, it is in the child's best interest for parents to have joint legal custody - meaning both parents take part in major decisions involving the child, such as religious upbringing, schooling, health care, etc.

Visitation rights: In most cases, it is in the child's best interest to have a meaningful relationship with both parents. Therefore, the non-custodial parent (joint or sole custody) is usually granted parenting time according to a visitation schedule. This parent also pays child support according to Virginia's child support guidelines.

Modifications: It is unrealistic to expect that a child custody arrangement established at the time of divorce will still address the current needs of the family several years later. Therefore, when there is a significant change in circumstances, the court will revisit the child custody agreement to ensure it reflects current situations.

Children and Divorce: Resolving Sensitive Family Issues

When children are involved, family disputes become much more complex and emotional. Doug Fleenor the attorney at our firm offer compassion and sensitivity to help your whole family through these issues. Recognizing how traumatic divorce can be on children, he works to help families arrive at amicable resolutions, rather than proceeding to court and becoming embroiled in contentious disputes. However, when the situation calls for it, he has the perseverance to aggressively represent your interests at trial.