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Divorce in Virginia: Bed and Bond Versus Bond of Matrimony Divorces

Virginia has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. Per Statistic Brain, 9.6% of all marriages in the state end in divorce. Despite the promising statistic, almost 1 in 10 marriages do end in divorce. While no one enters matrimony planning to divorce, it is important to familiarize yourself with the laws and procedures surrounding divorce in Virginia.

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3 Things to Know About Family Law in Virginia

Families today come in all shapes and sizes. Children are born in or out of wedlock, in civil unions or same sex marriages. No matter the type of family, the law in Virginia applies uniform rules for the determination of issues or disputes surrounding paternity, child custody, child visitation, and child support. The following post is a brief overview of the main topics surrounding family law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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A Guide to Custody and Visitation in Virginia

When getting divorced with a child, the most important point in any litigation or divorce settlement is the custody of the child and visitation rights of the parents. This can be a touchy issue as time allotted to parents to spend with their child is a zero sum game. Every day spent with one parent takes that day away from another parent. That is why it is crucial when negotiating a divorce to know the proper information regarding how custody and visitation rights are decided in Virginia courts.

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Understanding Best Interest of the Child Standard in Custody Cases

In Virginia, like most states, the “best interest of the child” standard is used when determining the outcomes of custody cases. This means that the court seeks to find an outcome that will on average be the best solution for the child, usually involving both parents to some capacity. The standard is the overarching guide to determining all post-separation parenting arrangements. It is the unparalleled determinant of your child’s custody future and should be seriously considered by any parent entering a custody battle.

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Child Custody Advice for the Recently Divorced

When parties to a divorce have children, they must work out a parenting plan outline of who has custody or visitation of the children and when. If the parents cannot agree to a custody arrangement, then either parent may petition the court for custody.

Parents must petition the court which is overseeing their divorce, or if they are unmarried, the family or juvenile court in the county and state where the children reside.

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