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Child Custody Virginia Lawyer Best Interests In Loudoun

If you need help with a contested best interests child custody case in Loudoun Virginia, our firm can help you.

Virginia Court pursuant to Virginia Code 20-124.3 is the statute that identifies the best interests factors a court must consider when

ordering custody and visitation.

If you are seeking an experienced attorney to help you with a best interest’s child custody case in Loudoun Virginia, call us for

help.

CHILD CUSTODY-Va. Code Ann § 20-124.3

§ 20-124.3. Best interests of the child; visitation.

In determining best interests of a child for purposes of determining custody or visitation arrangements including any pendente lite

orders pursuant to § 20-103, the court shall consider the following:

  1. The age and physical and mental condition of the child, giving due consideration to the child’s changing developmental needs;
  2. The age and physical and mental condition of each parent;
  3. The relationship existing between each parent and each child, giving due consideration to the positive involvement with the child’s life, the ability to

    accurately assess and meet the emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the child;

  4. The needs of the child, giving due consideration to other important relationships of the child, including but not limited to siblings, peers and extended

    family members;

  5. The role that each parent has played and will play in the future, in the upbringing and care of the child;
  6. The propensity of each parent to actively support the child’s contact and relationship with the other parent, including whether a parent has unreasonably

    denied the other parent access to or visitation with the child;

  7. The relative willingness and demonstrated ability of each parent to maintain a close and continuing relationship with the child, and the ability of each

    parent to cooperate in and resolve disputes regarding matters affecting the child;

  8. The reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of reasonable intelligence, understanding, age and experience to express such a

    preference;

  9. Any history of family abuse as that term is defined in § 16.1-228 or sexual abuse. If the court finds such a history, the court may disregard the factors

    in subdivision 6; and

  10. Such other factors as the court deems necessary and proper to the determination.

The judge shall communicate to the parties the basis of the decision either orally or in writing. Except in cases of consent orders for

custody and visitation, this communication shall set forth the judge’s findings regarding the relevant factors set forth in this section.

Virginia Statute

The court in the best interests of a child for custody and visitation including any pendente lite orders pursuant to § 20-103, shall

consider the following

Conditions:

Va. Code Ann § 20-124.3Best interests of the child; visitation
  1. Child’s age, physical and mental condition, giving due consideration to the child’s changing. developmental needs.
  2. Parent’s age and physical and mental condition.
  3. Existing relationship between each parent and child, giving due consideration to the positive involvement with the child’s life, access, emotional,

    intellectual and physical needs.

  4. Needs of the child, giving importance to other relationships, including but not limited to siblings, peers and extended family members.
  5. The role the parent has played and be will play in the future, regarding upbringing and care.
  6. Parent’s active role in allowing the child to contact and have a healthy relationship with the other parent.
  7. Child’s reasonable preference, if the court deems that the child to be of reasonable intelligence, understanding, age and experience to express such a

    preference.

  8. Child’s reasonable preference, if the court deems that the child to be of reasonable intelligence, understanding, age and experience to express such a

    preference.

  9. Any history of family abuse as that term is defined in § 16.1-228 or sexual abuse.
  10. Such other factors as the court deems necessary and proper to the determination of custody and visitation.

If you are seeking an experienced attorney to help you with a best interest’s child custody case in Loudoun Virginia, call us for

help.

A Sris
Sris Law Group
1-703-278-0405

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