Experienced and Caring Fairfax County Child Custody Attorneys
Protecting Your Parental Rights and Helping You Achieve Fulfilling Agreements
One of the most sensitive areas of family law concerns future access to the children of spouses seeking to divorce. Spouses may agree on several important factors in a divorce but cannot come to a mutual agreement regarding the custody of their minor children. Courts consider “the best interests of the children” if required to decide for the parties.
At the Law Office of Arquilla & Poe, PLC, we help our clients establish and implement custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of their minor children while also ensuring our clients’ parental rights are protected. We realize that custody matters can be very emotional and stressful for families. Our goal is to assist you in obtaining the most effective and satisfying custody and visitation arrangement in your case. We also assist with post-divorce modification to an existing child custody and visitation court order or agreement.
In Virginia, child custody and visitation determinations are based on the “best interests of the child or children” involved, considering the following factors, including but not limited to:
- The age and physical and mental condition of the child
- The age and physical and mental condition of each parent
- The relationship existing between each parent and each child
- The needs of the child
- The role that each parent has played and will play in the future
- The likelihood of each parent actively to support the child’s contact and relationship with the other parent
Military Families and Relocation
In military families, resolving child custody and visitation issues often is complicated by the fact that one or both parents do not consider Virginia to be their home and desire, or are required to, relocate from Virginia. We have experience in obtaining solutions to these relocation problems that protect the legal rights of our clients and the best interests of their children.
Contact Our Virginia Custody and Visitation Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced divorce attorneys, complete and submit our online form or call 703-719-9292 for a free initial interview of up to 30 minutes. Our law offices are conveniently located at the intersection of Franconia Road and Beulah Street in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, with ample free parking.