Fairfax Child Custody & Visitation Attorney
Sensitive & Confidential Legal Guidance
If you are not awarded primary custody of your child or children, you and
your spouse should agree to a visitation schedule that works for your
family. If both parents can reach an arrangement, rather than leaving
it up to the court, you can avoid additional animosity and reach a plan
that is better crafted to your family situation.
A custodial parent cannot deny, suspend, or unreasonably restrict a non-custodial
parent unless a court determines that visitation with the non-custodial
parent is not in the best interests of the children. Call Langone & Fasullo, PLLC
at (703) 391-1161 to learn more.
Don’t allow your spouse to limit your access to your children. The
goal of any custody and visitation plan should be the stability of your
child’s life. We can help you set reasonable parenting time goals
and will protect your reputation against allegations.
How the Court Determines Visitation
When establishing a parenting time schedule, the court considers the following:
- The physical and mental condition of the parents
- Existing family relationships
- The preference of the child
- The parent’s employment, income, and standard of living
Courts rarely deny visitation rights to individuals such as parents, stepparents,
grandparents and other family members. The court can withhold visitation,
however, if a party fails to pay child support. It can also modify a custody
award if a party intentionally withholds visitation.
Changes in Visitation
A visitation schedule can be changed if you can prove a “material
change in circumstance.” This includes an income change, relocation,
your child’s age or development, or non-compliance with existing
orders. In these cases, a parent petitions the court to modify their arrangement,
either with or without the agreement of their ex-spouse.
No matter what your situation, the well-being of your children should be
your top priority. Our attorneys always keep this in mind when helping
you through your legal issues.
For more information about crafting a visitation plan, contact Langone & Fasullo, PLLC
to receive a consultation
with our experienced legal team today.