Welcome to the fastest and easiest way to find out about child custody law in Virginia.
How to approach your child custody question depends on your personal circumstances. Most people find themselves wrestling with issues of parental responsibility at the time of a divorce from the child’s other parent. But child custody concerns arise in many other circumstances as well—for example, if a child’s parents never married or if a grandparent or other family member has concerns about a child’s wellbeing.
Here, you'll find clear and accurate information about how to get custody of a child, including:
Resources and Takeaways: To study the specific factors used by Virginia family law judges, read Virginia Code Section 20-124.3. If you’re working with a lawyer, mediator, or both, ask them for help understanding how Virginia law applies to your specific circumstances. And be sure to take advantage of any self-help resources available from the Virginia family law court for Page County.