Chesapeake Child Custody & Parenting Time Lawyer
After a separation or divorce, your primary concern is that your children have the love and support they need. This includes meaningful time with both of their parents. At M. Rogers & Associates, our dedicated divorce lawyers know how important it is that you spend time with your children, and we are committed to helping families reach fair child custody and parenting time agreements.
Our child custody attorney in Chesapeake has extensive experience handling these types of cases and can put that experience to work for you.
Custody vs. Parenting Time in Virgina
There are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody involves the making of significant decisions about a child's life, including medical decisions, religious upbringing, and educational decisions. Physical custody refers to where a child lives and who is responsible for the day-to-day care of the child. In both cases, courts may award the parents either shared or sole custody of the child.
When determining custody, the courts consider many factors, including:
- The ability of each parent to make decisions for the child
- Parents’ ability to communicate effectively with one another
- Living situations of both parents
- The day-to-day needs of the child
- Any special needs of the child, such as medical issues or disability
- Any special circumstances that impact a parent’s ability to care for the child
- Whether or not there was abuse or a parent has been deemed unfit
If one parent is awarded sole physical custody of a child, the courts will often establish a parenting time agreement. A parenting time order is important in that it ensures that the non-custodial parent can maintain a meaningful relationship with their child or children.
Your Family Comes First
At M. Rogers & Associates, our Chesapeake child custody attorneys know how hard it is to come to a child custody agreement that is fair and equitable. These cases are highly emotional, and we know that the time you spend with your child is valuable and essential. Our Chesapeake child custody lawyers also know that as time goes on, the initial custody or parenting time order may require modification.
M. Rogers & Associates is founded on tenets of integrity and compassion, and family law attorney Mandy Rogers is committed to helping clients restore peace and balance in their families. Our lawyers handle child support concerns. When you need a child custody lawyer in Chesapeake who puts your family first, call us.
Our child custody attorney in Chesapeake is here for you and your family.
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