Protecting The Interests Of Kids In Child Custody Matters

Are you looking for a professional and compassionate child custody attorney to assist you with complex custody matters? In a divorce, child custody is one of the most contested and emotional issues. At DeFazio Bal, our legal team has over 55 years of combined experience helping families through difficult legal matters. We are dedicated to helping you reach your desired outcome, protecting your family's best interests every step of the way.

Types Of Child Custody In Virginia

Child custody is a very important decision, which can be made through mediation or in litigation. Our Midlothian custody lawyers understand that every family's circumstances are different and therefore we need to find the best solution for your children and family.

The different types of child custody include:

  • Joint custody
  • Sole custody
  • Legal custody
  • Physical custody

If the decision is left to a judge, there are many different factors, which may be considered when an agreement is made. These factors include the home environment each parent can provide, any evidence of domestic violence or drug and alcohol abuse, and the financial assets and earning capability of each parent.

Modification Of Existing Child Custody Orders In Virginia

There are certain situations, which can come up in life that may require you to change the terms of your child custody order. For example, if you get a new job, your income changes drastically, or you or your spouse gets remarried. You will need to prove why the modification is necessary and with our help, you can apply for a legal modification. Simply deciding with your spouse about the change in child custody or visitation schedule is not sufficient.

Contact DeFazio Bal To Get Started

Give us a call at 804-419-6551 or email us to schedule a confidential case consultation at our offices in Midlothian and Glen Allen. Our experienced child custody attorneys are ready to help you with filing for custody, existing custody orders or temporary custody orders.