Best Interests of The Child: A 10 Factor Journey Through Custody & Visitation Litigation

10-fingersAny custody or visitation litigation involving a child in the Commonwealth of Virginia will include at some point a consideration of Virginia Code § 20-124.3- a list of ten factors that the court must consider in determining who to award custody and visitation of a child. Given the fact that the Court must consider each factor in making a finding, the factors become very important for a parent or other interested party to consider in preparing for a legal fight.

The goal of this ten part series is to shed light on each factor and how to make each factor most effectively work for you in a custody/visitation fight.

Factor One: The age and physical and mental condition of the child, giving due consideration to the child’s changing developmental needs. Published on September 10, 2014.

Factor Two: The age and physical and mental condition of each parent. Published on October 16, 2014.

Factor Three: The relationship between parent and child. Published on November 10, 2014.

To discuss your child custody, child visitation, child support issue, or other family law matter, contact the experienced attorneys at Richmond based Winslow & McCurry, PLLC.