Child Custody Attorney in Fairfax

Trusted Legal Support for Your Family

One of the most important questions you may ask during your divorce is “who gets custody of the children?” This issue can be particularly complex and contentious, especially when followed by a number of other concerns, such as: “What if I end up with less time with my children?” “Can I still be a good parent after my divorce?” “Will my children’s mental and physical health be affected?” “What can I do to protect them?”

When your children’s best interests are on the line, you need to turn to a firm with nearly 30 years of combined legal experience. Contact Langone & Fasullo, PLLC to schedule a consultation.

What is Child Custody?

At our firm, we are committed to protecting your rights and helping you reach custody and visitation arrangements that work best for your children.

There are two types of custody, including legal and physical:

  • Legal: This refers to the authority to make decisions about a child’s health, education, religion, and well-being.
  • Physical: This refers to who gets to care for the children. This can be shared jointly or awarded to one parent.

Sole legal custody is when one parent receives total authority over decision making for the child. This can be granted when the other spouse displays mental illness, drug or alcohol addiction, or has a history of domestic abuse. Joint legal custody is when both parents are awarded equal authority over important decisions for their child or children.

Primary physical custody is when the non-custodial parent has less than 89 days with the children during the year, where shared physical custody occurs when the non-custodial parent has 90 or more days with the child during the year. Split physical custody is when one parent takes one child and the other parent takes the other child.

Either you and your spouse or the court can agree upon a regular visitation schedule, as well as a holiday and vacation schedule. Child custody plans can be modified by the court until your child turns 18 years old.

Retain the Right Legal Advocates

Our legal team is both aggressive and compassionate. If your parental rights are in jeopardy, seek legal representation immediately.

For a confidential consultation, contact our office at 703-391-1161 today!