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Does Virginia require shared custody?

Many states now believe that sharing parenting time and rights is a good idea for divorcing couples. There's data to suggest that children do better when their parents are both equally in their lives. Additionally, it takes the stress off a single parent and shares responsibilities between them.

What are Virginia's custody laws?

Custody laws vary in every state, but they are extremely similar. That's thanks in part to the Uniform Child Custody Act (UCCA), which is designed to make custody decisions hold up between states. For example, if a mother wins custody in Florida, the father can't take the children to Alabama and expect a change in the custody arrangement just because of traveling to a new state.

Parental alienation: More than saying bad things about a parent

Parental alienation is a phrase that many divorcing parents fear. There is nothing worse than going into a divorce with a happy, loving child who then suddenly turns on a parent and wants nothing to do with him or her. Parental alienation could be the cause.

How are modifications and appeals different in child custody?

Child custody matters can oftentimes turn into contentious court battles. When a child custody case is determined in a manner in you don't feel is correct, you might decide that you are going to explore your options for getting the matter corrected.

Child custody orders can help to provide stability for a child

Child custody matters vary greatly based on the circumstances of the parents' relationship. These matters can be handled in mature ways, but sometimes contention makes the situation tense. No matter what kind of child custody case you are facing, you have to make it a point to keep your focus on your children.

How to buffer children from rough custody battles

Most parents who are dealing with divorce do know that the children aren't a part of what is being torn down during the process. Though it's not true in every case, often, both parents want to continue having a relationship with their children. At the same time, emotions can run high, and it's easy to slip into behaviors that put the kids in the middle of the battle.

Child custody matters can be affected by the time of year

Back to school season is almost here. That means that students will be heading back into the classrooms. For some students, their parents divorcing is making it difficult for them to know exactly where they will have to go to school. We know that you truly want what is best for your child. Thinking about how child custody matters affect your child's school options is one point that is especially important if you are filing for divorce during the back to school season.

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