When You Need An Attorney For Custody Matters
We Know How Important It Is For You To Have A Relationship With Your Child
At Bristle Law, our goal is to foster relationships between parents and their children in any matter involving custody and visitation. Family law attorney Anna Bristle is as caring as she is effective whether she is in negotiations or in court. When you become her client, you know that your interests and those of your child are always her priority.
Contact our office in Manassas at 703-278-2027 for an initial consultation. We represent spouses going through divorce and unwed parents who want to establish an enforceable parenting arrangement.
Child Custody Law In Virginia
We know that you are in the best position to decide what is best for your family, which is why our approach is to help parents reach an agreement out of court when possible. It is often the most cost-effective strategy. Cooperation between parents can also make a difficult situation easier for their children and result in plans that they will be able to implement in the future.
If you and the other parent cannot reach a settlement through mediation or negotiation, a judge will make decisions for you. This may be due to significant differences in opinion or the circumstances, like when domestic abuse is a factor.
Whether approving a parenting plan or determining one, the court will always make decisions based on the best interests of the child as set forth under Virginia child custody laws. Factors that the judge will consider include:
- The age and mental condition of the child and each parent
- The relationship that each parent has with the child
- The ability and willingness of each parent to care for the child
- The daily or special needs of the child
- The willingness of the parents to work together
- Any history of family, alcohol or drug abuse
- The preference of the child based on his or her age and maturity
- Any other factors the court deems relevant
Have Custody Matters? We Promise To Put Your Children First.
Making the decision to hire a lawyer can be a difficult one. Often times, an individual may not know whether they need a lawyer until they talk to one. Understanding this fact, our firm offers low cost initial consultations for family law matters.