${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Roanoke Family Law And Criminal Defense
  • Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
View Our Practice Areas

Posts tagged "Child Custody"

Helpful tips to make co-parenting easier for everyone

Divorce is a difficult process, and it can sometimes have a negative impact on the youngest members of the family. Because parents want to make things easier for kids and provide as much continuity of lifestyle as possible for them, co-parenting is a popular custody choice. This arrangement can work well, but only when two Virginia co-parents commit to working together peacefully and respectfully.

It's often best for parents to share custody of a child

Divorce is often hardest on the youngest members of a Virginia family, especially when the two parents cannot agree on how to share parenting time and responsibilities. Child custody is a sensitive topic, and it is not easy to come to a final agreement, frequently leaving the court to decide. There is widespread agreement that it is best when parents share custody of a child to allow the child to maintain strong relationships with both parents. However, there are some who prefer to still give primary custody to the mother.

How to make a co-parenting plan work well

When Virginia parents go through a divorce, children can suffer emotionally and mentally due to changes in schedule and changes in their relationships with their parents. Because of this, many parents opt for a co-parenting arrangement, an option that allows kids to have regular access to both parents. This can be beneficial for the kids, but only if the two parents agree to work together and provide stability and security for the youngest members of the family.

Are child custody issues becoming more contentious?

Divorce is difficult for every member of the family, but it can be especially difficult for the children. It's a big change when they have to go between separate homes and spend time with a different parent on different days. This is why many Virginia parents are able to negotiate a child custody arrangement that allows the child equitable time with both of them. However, child custody is not always easy to resolve, and the result can be a very contentious divorce.

There are many reasons shared child custody order is best

When Virginia parents go through a divorce, the youngest members of the family can experience emotional trauma and stress. It's difficult when things in a home change drastically and permanently, especially when it means the kids will not see one or both parents as much as they did in the past. This is why many parents understand the benefits of a child custody order that allows them to share parenting time and duties.

For dads, it is easier now to share custody of a child

Most people now recognize the importance for children to maintain a strong relationship with their dads after a divorce. Joint custody is more common than ever, and it is now easier for dads to secure the parenting time necessary to have a prominent role in the lives of their children. Not that long ago, however, courts most often gave preference to the mothers, and it was very difficult for dads to share custody of a child.

Facts about child custody in Virginia

For many couples in Virginia, it is difficult to come to an agreement regarding how to best raise their children. Unfortunately, this is even more difficult for couples who are going through or contemplating a divorce. Fortunately, decisions regarding child custody and support do not have to be contentious; knowing what to expect can help ease the process and reduce tension surrounding these conversations.

Jeremy Renner, ex-wife both seek sole custody of daughter

Anyone in Virginia with children likely knows that parenting is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. While there are certainly challenges to parenting alone, many parents who are no longer in a romantic relationship also struggle to decide what is in the best interests of their children. In fact, actor Jeremy Renner and his ex-wife have recently filed petitions with the court, both asking for sole custody.

Successful co-parenting during the start of the school year

For many students in Virginia, the start of a new school year is a stressful time. They often face a new schedule with new activities and a great deal of uncertainty of what their new day will look like. While this is true regardless of whether a child's parents are married, some studies show that divorce can negatively impact a child's school performance. Fortunately, there are some measures that parents who are co-parenting can take to help ease their children into a new school year and decrease tension and anxiety for all involved.

Supreme Court may decide constitutionality of child custody law

Courts in Virginia and across the country are often given the difficult task of determining what is in the best interest of a child. Often, different sides have different beliefs regarding what is in the actual best interest; sometimes those beliefs may even contradict what is required by state or federal law. Because of this, a federal law regarding child custody of certain children is now being tested.

Lutins & Pilgreen, PC
209 Mountain Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24016

Phone: 540-627-5150
Phone: 540-344-5167
Roanoke Law Office Map

Credit Cards Accepted

Visa Mastercard American Express Discover PayPal

We’d Love Your Feedback!

“On Criminal Cases” a Free Consultation is Offered All discussions are confidential.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to top