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Northern Virginia Child Custody Lawyer

Custody and visitation can become areas of contention during a divorce. Ultimately, the goal of The Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Circuit Courts that handle family law matters is to ensure that every decision made is in the best interest of the child. However, discovering how to achieve this goal is not always straight-forward, and making custody and visitation decisions can be difficult.

A Northern Virginia child custody attorney can advocate for your rights and help you secure an agreement or resolution that meets the needs of your unique situation. The Law Office of Joan H. Proper, PC, handles a number of concerns, including:

  • Custody and visitation rights
  • Third-party custodial rights
  • Parental relocation
  • Unmarried parents
  • Modifications and enforcement
  • Emergency requests

Our goal is to make sure everyone in the process is aware of the options and limitations involved in custody and visitation decisions.

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has strict statutes in some areas, but also provides for opportunities to make individualized custody and visitation decisions. Hiring a compassionate lawyer ensures that everyone's voice will be heard, and a productive plan can be developed without expensive and contentious court involvement.

It is also important to help parents and children move forward from a separation or divorce. Our firm works with a number of counselors and professionals to help determine the best possible outcome and minimize any continuing stress or hurt that can arise. In many cases we can help develop a detailed arrangement covering day-to-day issues, schedules, holidays, transportation and right of first refusal. We are skilled at identifying existing and potential issues.

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If you want or need representation in your divorce or custody proceedings, contact our firm online or call us at 703-291-6660.

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The Law Office Of Joan H. Proper, PC
9300 West Courthouse Road, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-291-6660
Fax: 703-574-8920
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