Virginia Beach Child Custody Lawyers
Reliable counsel on parenting time issues
Child custody and visitation issues are often the most hotly contested aspects of a divorce. At Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates (retired)/Messman Law, PLC, we have years of experience successfully helping clients involved in child custody and visitation disputes.
Most people are unaware that there are two types of child custody in Virginia: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody involves the decision-making process regarding the children, including such topics as religious upbringing, medical decisions, and education.
Physical custody is where the children will have their primary residence. Physical custody can be sole, and the child will live with just one parent, or joint, where both parents provide a residence for the child. Physical custody impacts child support, since the parent who has primary custody receives payments from the non-custodial parent.
The child custody and visitation attorney at Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates (retired)/Messman Law, PLC, employs a unique approach to her family law practice. That team approach takes advantage of the combined experience and diverse backgrounds of all our attorneys, drawing on more than 25 years of legal experience handling child custody and child visitation matters. For additional information our team of attorneys, please click here.
Southern Virginia visitation and parenting time attorneys
I have extensive experience assisting parents in working out a feasible visitation schedule that works best for everyone’s schedule and is in the best interests of the children. I work hard to facilitate an agreement between the parties, because I realize that no one knows your children and what is in their best interests better than you do.
I also assist parents in child custody and visitation modifications usually brought about by a significant change in circumstances, including the children being in a threatening environment, a new boyfriend or girlfriend in the picture who is not an ideal role model, and relocation issues.
To discuss your child custody or visitation issue with a Virginia Beach child custody lawyer, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling me 757-918-7807 or filling out the intake form. I understand how important your children are to you; let me help you make the right decisions regarding custody and visitation.
Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates/Messman Law, PLC
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