Advocating For Your Custody Rights
Custody and visitation matters can become contentious. 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, custody and visitation decisions can be difficult and not always straightforward.
Understand Your Rights
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 help you understand the process and the options available in custody and visitation matters and then help you work toward achieving your goals.
Ensuring That Everyone’s Voice Is Heard
Virginia has strict statutes in some areas, but also provides for opportunities to make individualized custody and visitation decisions. Hiring an experienced and compassionate lawyer ensures that your voice will be heard, and more likely that a productive plan can be developed with or without court involvement, as needed.
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 appropriate outcomes 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.