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Child Custody in Virginia

Child custody in Virginia is determined by the best interests of the child, Virginia Code §20-124.3 The court will consider a variety of factors when making their decision, such as the age and health of the child, the wishes of the parents, and the relationship between the parents and the child. In Virginia, child custody can be joint or sole. When the court decides joint custody, both parents share in the decision-making process for the child. However, if the court decides on sole custody, only one parent will have decision-making authority. As a divorce attorney, I can help you navigate the child custody process in Virginia and ensure the best interests of your child are considered.

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