Protecting Your Relationship With Your Children Is Critical

The questions of child custody and visitation determination, whether they come up as part of your divorce or between you and your unmarried domestic partner, are some of the most emotionally fraught issues you can face. Naturally, you hope not to suffer any diminishment of your relationship with your child. We can guide you to the right legal solutions to protect your parent-child relationship.

Call Bowen Ten Cardani for a consultation about your Virginia child custody matter at 804-767-6850.

Knowledgeable About Child Custody Issues

We know how important child-related family law issues are for you as a parent. We are dedicated to using the skills and experience we have acquired during over 75 years' combined service to help you protect and preserve the relationships you have with your children and grandchildren. From law offices in Richmond and Ashland, our attorneys will work to help you build child visitation and custody agreements that work for you today and years from now. As needed, we will represent you in your high-conflict custody case or child relocation cases. An experienced family law attorney is an essential ally in such situations.

Our attorneys can help you build the strongest case for your rights as a parent.

What Are The Different Forms Of Child Custody?

Child custody is comprised of two components:

  • Legal custody — This refers to the right to make important decisions regarding your child's life. Education, health care and religion are some of the areas where this decision-making power is relevant. Unless a court order states otherwise, you and the other parent share legal custody.
  • Physical custody — This refers to the parent with whom the child primarily resides. You and the other parent may share physical custody of the child, with the child residing primarily with one parent. Virginia law states that "the courts shall assure minor children of frequent and continuing contact with both parents, when appropriate, and encourage parents to share in the responsibilities of rearing their children."

What Is Visitation?

Visitation is crucial to parents and grandparents being able to maintain an active role in a child's life after a divorce or separation. There is nothing more important than your relationships with your child. We want to help you provide your child with a sense of emotional stability and security.

Make An Appointment To Discuss Child Custody Issues

When you are facing questions about parenting time, it is important that you have representation you can trust. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our child custody lawyers, call 804-767-6850 or contact us online.