Are there any “special tricks” or other behaviors on behalf of my husband that I should be aware of as we go through a child custody dispute in Virginia?

Virginia child custody is a sensitive issue that can bring out both the best and worst in a divorcing couple. If you're facing divorce and are seeking child custody in Virginia, you should be aware of any strategies your soon-to-be-ex husband might use to gain the upper hand.

One common strategy involves your husband becoming suddenly more active in your children's lives. For example, he may begin volunteering to take them on outings or become involved with their school and sporting events, seemingly out of nowhere. This behavior may be a way for your husband to build a stronger case against you in your Virginia child custody case. Your husband's attorney have very well have advised him to behave this way in order to bolster his case.

It's unfortunate that you would ever need to suspect your husband of manipulation when he shows extra attention to the kids but when a marriage is on the rocks, people are capable of doing some very hurtful things, so you need to remain aware.

Your husband knows how much the children mean to you and he might use your strong feelings against you, either as a bargaining tool to get what he wants in the divorce or simply as revenge.

It's imperative that you stay alert to these behaviors and that you seek the counsel of a Virginia child custody attorney. Your attorney will help you build your case and will represent your best interests in court.

Contacting a Virginia Child Custody Attorney

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 child custody 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.