Protect Your Child Visitation Rights by Choosing the Right Attorney in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake
Dedicated family attorneys advocate on your behalf in the Norfolk, VA area
The capable team of attorneys at Shannon & Bedois, P.C. possesses years of experience advocating on the behalf of parents during divorces. Divorce does not dissolve the bond shared between a parent and child, and noncustodial parents should remain a meaningful part of their children’s lives after the divorce. We can strongly represent you when the right to see your child is in jeopardy.
To speak to an attorney regarding your divorce, contact us online or call (757) 228-5529 today.
Post-divorce visitation rights in Virginia
Decisions affecting your child, such as how much financial support he or she deserves, where your child will live and how often he or she will see the noncustodial parent, encompass the most important decisions you make as a parent during your divorce. At Shannon & Bedois, P.C., we are family lawyers, as well as mothers and spouses, who understand that these decisions must be cautiously made. After a divorce, the parent who is not awarded primary custody has the right to visit his or her children.
In Virginia, grandparents, like parents, are also persons who possess a legitimate interest in a child’s custody and visitation, and grandparents can ask the court to include them in custody and visitation arrangements. A crucial factor in visitation arrangements includes the behavior of the parent or grandparent seeking to enforce visitation rights.
What you should consider when petitioning Virginia courts for visitation rights
The child’s best interests always come first. So, if the primary reason for seeking visitation is for you to keep tabs on your former spouse, then visitation may not be in the best interests of your child. Before issuing an order for a parent or grandparent court-mandated visitation, a judge is likely to consider, the following:
- Whether the visitation will be enjoyable for the child
- Whether the visitation will encourage the bond between the parent and child
- Whether the visitation is the only way to ensure the custodial parent will grant access to a child
- Whether previously scheduled visitation appointments were canceled
- Whether the current visitation plan is burdensome on the custodial parent
- Whether the child, if old enough, wants the visitation
Norfolk family lawyers advocating for you and your family
Child visitation issues encompass only part of the wide range of concerns you face during a divorce. Our compassionate attorneys at Shannon & Bedois, P.C. provide comfort and sound legal representation during your divorce. If you need legal advice regarding child support, alimony, property settlement or any other divorce-related matter, you can trust Kristen M. Shannon and Erin Bedois to have the information you need.
Schedule an appointment at our Chesapeake, VA office to discuss your child visitation case
The sooner you hire a divorce attorney, the better your chances of protecting your visitation rights. The seasoned attorneys at Shannon & Bedois, P.C. negotiate, mediate and litigate all your divorce issues in Virginia. Call (757) 228-5529 or contact us online for an appointment.