Harrisonburg Child Custody & Visitation Attorney
In divorce and custody battles, children often suffer when they see their parents fighting. To ease the stress on the children, it is best if parents can find a way to work together when determining child custody and visitation.
Attorney Dana Cornett understands how difficult custody cases can be on the entire family. She will work closely with you to resolve child custody and support issues. For an appointment with a Harrisonburg child custody and visitation lawyer, please call 540-208-0879.
Child Custody And Visitation
In Virginia, child custody and visitation are based on the best interest of the child. The court considers numerous factors when deciding what is in the best interest of the child. Ms. Cornett can help your family work out a custody plan that is right for you.
It is typically better if parents can reach an agreement about custody and visitation rather than leaving it up to a judge. When families are able to create a parenting agreement that meets their needs, there is less animosity. However, when parents are not able to agree on a custody and visitation schedule, a judge will make the decision.
It is important to ensure that your child’s right to child support is protected and that you pay or receive the appropriate amount of support. Virginia child support guidelines consider the following factors:
- The monthly gross income of each parent
- Monthly expenses for child care and health insurance premiums
- Extraordinary medical/dental expenses not covered by insurance
- Whether either parent supports children from other relationships
An experienced family law attorney can help you gather the correct financial, child care and health care information to make sure that child support payments are correctly calculated.