Fairfax County Child Custody Attorneys

When dealing with child custody or visitation, people need both a caring and supportive atmosphere and a lawyer with proven legal ability and experience. The lawyers of Maddox & Gerock have provided skilled and compassionate guidance to thousands of people throughout Virginia.

Our child custody attorneys handle a wide range of visitation and child custody matters, including:

  • Joint, shared, legal and physical custody, including drafting custody and visitation settlement agreements
  • Grandparent and third-party rights in regard to custody or visitation
  • Child abduction and international child custody matters
  • Temporary custody and supervised visitation
  • Modifying child custody
  • Establishing initial child custody and visitation arrangements
  • Relocating with children to another city, state or country
  • Paternity disputes, paternity testing and voluntary acknowledgement of paternity
  • Court-ordered enforcement of existing orders and contempt of court proceedings
  • Interstate jurisdictional issues involving the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA), Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, international jurisdictional issues and International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA)

Diligently Advocating For Your Goals

For cases involving any of the above matters, our lawyers meet extensively with clients to ensure that we are best fulfilling their specific needs and wishes. We work hard to convince courts of the validity of your desired child custody arrangements. When making legal child custody evaluations, courts in Virginia consider many factors, including:

  • The age, mental and physical health of the child
  • The age, mental and physical health of the parents
  • The relationships between the child and the parents
  • The relationships between the child and any siblings
  • The role each parent has played and will play in the child's upbringing
  • Each parent's ability and willingness to allow the child to have contact with the other parent and actively support the child's contact and relationship with the other parent
  • Each parent's demonstrated ability to maintain a close relationship with the child
  • The reasonable preference of a child
  • Any history of family abuse
  • Other issues the court deems appropriate

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For more information about child custody and visitation laws in Virginia, please call our Falls Church office at 703-883-8035 or email Maddox & Gerock today.