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!