At The Law Offices of Amanda Anne Reid, PLC, we know you want what is best for your child. We also understand how important it is to protect your parental rights. Our team can help you do both during your child custody and visitation case.
We represent men and women throughout Northern Virginia in all custody and visitation agreements, as well as other divorce-related legal matters. We also are strong legal advocates in grandparent and stepparent custody battles.
Helping You Achieve Fair And Fulfilling Custody And Visitation Agreements
In Virginia, all custody cases are based on what are the best interests of child. Principal lawyer Amanda Reid is committed to helping her clients create custody and visitation agreements that are tailored to meet their needs.
Child Custody | In a Virginia custody case, parents can be awarded sole or joint legal custody (legal authority to make important decisions regarding religion, schooling, health and other vital matters) and physical custody (with whom the child primarily resides).
Typically, Virginia family law courts lean toward joint legal custody agreements, supporting the idea that both parents should be involved in the decision-making process for their children. Judges look at specific factors that revolve around the best interests of children when making decisions in custody cases such as:
- Age of the child
- Special needs of a child
- Relationship with parent/child
- Physical/mental health of parent
- The ability of a parent to foster a stable home
- Willingness to nurture other parent-child relationship
- Instances of domestic violence or abuse
Visitation | In a custody arrangement, the noncustodial parent — or the parent who was not awarded physical custody — is often awarded visitation with his or her child(ren). Your visitation schedule will depend on what is deemed in the child's best interests by Virginia laws, as well as your own time restraints and circumstances.
Having served as a guardian ad litem representing the best interests of children in custody cases, social services matters and other litigation in Virginia over the last years, Fredericksburg child custody and visitation lawyer Amanda Reid understands the challenges you may face.
Our team at The Law Offices of Amanda Anne Reid, PLC, is prepared to put our knowledge and experience to work in order to help you achieve a rewarding child custody or visitation agreement.
Child Custody Modifications and Enforcement | In addition to helping you establish a child custody agreement or visitation schedule, attorney Amanda Reid can help you understand the legal steps to modifying and enforcing your custody agreement. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Contact Our Spotsylvania County, VA, Joint Custody Lawyer Today
We invite you to contact The Law Offices of Amanda Anne Reid, PLC, at 540-369-3064 to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your child custody support matters. We offer free initial consultation to our criminal law clients. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and evenings and weekends by request. Attorney Amanda Reid is always available by email. We accept major credit cards. Learn more about our fees.