The one family law issue that is almost always the most emotional and has the highest potential to turn bitter and contentious is determining child custody and visitation. As a parent, it is hard to accept the fact that your child will not be living under your roof every day, and it can be hard to work with your child's other parent to reach a custody and visitation agreement.
When it comes time to negotiate a custody and visitation agreement or to go to court to protect your relationship with your child, we at Russell W. Ray, PLLC, can advocate on your behalf. We are one of Fairfax County, Virginia's premier family law firms.
Obtain Legal Counsel Early. We Can Give You The Advice You Need.
Don't fall into the trap of waiting until you have already separated from your spouse before seeking the advice of an experienced family law attorney. Too many parents make mistakes at the time of separation that can seriously hurt their chances of maintaining primary custody.
For example, it is important that you avoid making mistakes such as:
- Moving out of the marital home without your child
- Denying phone contact between your child and the other parent
- Not following any custody and visitation orders
- Using your child as a sounding board to complain about the other parent
- Attempting to cause a rift between the child and his or her other parent
- Allowing the other parent to have custody when you decide to separate before a divorce filing is made
Consult with an experienced family law attorney to learn more about the child custody determination process.
With more than 25 years of experience in family law, our child custody lawyers can answer all of your questions and concerns about child custody. We know this is a difficult time for you. We can give you the peace of mind of knowing your case is being competently and professionally handled and allow you to focus on maintaining a strong bond with your child. Contact us at 703-552-4028 to schedule a free consultation.
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