Pros and Cons of Sole Virginia Child Custody

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you’re facing a Virginia child custody case, you and your Norfolk divorce lawyer can work toward a parenting plan that’s good for you and your children. There are various types of custody, and each has its pros and cons.

If you have sole physical custody, then you are the one the child lives with and you’re required to make the daily, practical child-care related decisions. As with any type of custody, sole physical custody has it’s pros and cons.

Virginia Child Custody Pros

  • The children are able to stay in 1 home and not have to split time between two parents and houses.
  • In many cases, the children are able to remain in the house where they lived before the divorce, so they can attend the same school and have the same support system as before.
  • The non-custodial parent is usually given plenty of visitation time.

Virginia Child Custody Cons

  • The children often miss the non-custodial parent quite a lot and miss out on the experience of having both parents equally involved in their lives.
  • The visitation experience can lack depth because the non-custodial parent might use the time to play with and indulge the child to make up for not being present at home.
  • The non-custodial parent might feel that their role has been relegated to “visitor” in the child’s life.

The decisions in Virginia child custody cases are based on many factors; ask your Norfolk divorce lawyer how the laws will apply to you.

Contacting a Norfolk Divorce Lawyer

The decision to file for divorce usually comes at the end of a long and painful journey. In addition to the emotional turmoil involved, there’s also a lot of fear and uncertainty about what the future holds. Concerns about children, mortgages, and even just paying the bills or buying groceries can easily become overwhelming.

A Virginia divorce attorney at Hofheimer Family Law Firm can examine the specifics of your case to help you decide how much support to ask for, what child custody arrangement will work best for you and your children, and how to fairly divide your marital assets. Request a FREE copy of our divorce book for women in Virginia, or reserve your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.