Parker, Pollard, Wilton, and Peaden - Attorneys at Law

Child Custody & Visitation

Attorneys Working for the Good of Your Family

When tensions are high in divorce, it is easy to lose sight of what is most important: protecting the interests of children in divorce. If you are facing divorce and you have children, you want to make sure that all decisions are made with their best interests in mind.

At the law office of Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden P.C. we work closely with parents in divorce proceedings to stay focused on meeting the needs of each child involved. We can help you establish a child custody and visitation plan that fits your family’s needs. Legal options may include joint custody, shared custody, sole custody or physical custody.

Determining Child Custody in Virginia

In determining a child custody and visitation plan in divorce proceedings, Virginia family law judges consider the following:

  • Age of child
  • The child’s needs
  • Relationship between the parent and child
  • Relationship between the parents
  • The child’s preferences (under certain circumstances)
  • Other factors

Our firm will work hard to help you seek a child custody plan that fits your child’s and family’s needs. A highly contentious and drawn-out courtroom battle is rarely in the best interest of the child, so we will help you seek an out-of-court solution. However, when unavoidable, we are highly skilled litigators ready to fight for your interests in court.

Child Custody Modifications

If you wish to modify a current custody order, our firm can help you seek a modification. These are permitted if a significant change in circumstances has affected one party’s ability to meet the conditions of the existing child custody order. Relocation, drug or alcohol abuse, or a change in the child’s needs may warrant a modification.