Getting a Divorce in Virginia: Choosing Your Child Custody Attorney

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you’re a parent getting a divorce in Virginia, child custody issues are among the most pressing and emotionally charged matters you may encounter. You should decide wisely when choosing the Virginia child custody attorney who can handle your case:

  • You can seek out an attorney by doing research online and checking with your local Bar Association. You can also ask family and friends for referrals.
  • Be sure that you and your lawyer can get along. A custody case can take time, and you probably will be spending lots of time with the attorney you choose. Of course you should seek a lawyer who exudes honesty and trustworthiness, and who is sympathetic to what you are going through.
  • You will want an attorney who is neatly dressed, well spoken, and respectful. Appearance and presentation matter in court.
  • When choosing a Virginia child custody attorney, it’s important to ask questions. How does this lawyer charge (hourly rate, flat fee, etc.)? What is his or her experience with child custody cases? Will the lawyer be delegating your case to someone else at the firm?

By choosing the right lawyer, you can go into your custody case with confidence and look forward to building a new life for yourself and your children after getting divorced in Virginia.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, we understand that the health and happiness of your children is your #1 concern. We will work with you to address any fears and anxieties you may have about your children’s future. Our women’s-only divorce attorneys will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the best possible child custody and child support arrangements for you and your children.

To learn more about your Virginia divorce, request a FREE copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.