Handling the Complexities of Family Law: Child Custody and Visitation

The most challenging areas to navigate in a divorce case tend to be those involving children. At Antonoplos & Associates, we help our clients to sort out their disagreements whenever possible—or to prepare for litigation when agreements cannot be reached regarding Child Custody and Visitation. Our family law attorneys are licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

There are three key terms to know when entering a child custody and visitation lawsuit: Legal Custody, Physical Custody, and visitation. Legal custody refers to who is responsible for a child regarding their health, education, and general welfare. Physical custody deals with living arrangements and where the minor children will spend the majority of their time. Visitation concerns not only when you are able to see your children, however, it also encompasses when you are able to contact your child. Each of these arrangements can be some of the most personal and difficult issues to deal with and require that you have an experienced child custody and visitation lawyer.

When the court makes a decision in regards to Child Custody and Visitation, there are a number of factors they take into consideration, such as:

  • The child’s wishes, should they be old enough to have input
  • Each parent’s financial situation and his or her ability to provide for the child
  • Each parent’s home environment
  • The bond that the child has with each parent
  • The custody arrangement that would provide the most stability for the child
  • The distance between the spouses’ homes
  • Whether any orders of protection have been issued

Call Our District of Columbia Divorce Lawyer

You can rely on our firm to defend your parental rights aggressively when dealing with child custody and visitation rights and to provide you with trusted legal advice. Please contact us at our Washington D.C. office at (202)-803-5676, or directly arrange a consultation with our experienced District of Columbia divorce lawyer and mediator.