Protecting The Best Interests Of The Children

No legal matter is more important than one that affects your relationship with your child. When parents divorce or separate, a lot changes, but one thing that must be preserved is the parent-child bond.

At Coates & Davenport, P.C., in Richmond, our attorneys have extensive experience handling child custody and visitation matters for clients in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and throughout surrounding areas.

We are here to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children.

Handling A Wide Range Of Custody Issues

Our lawyers are prepared to handle any matter regarding child custody and visitation in Virginia, including:

  • Establishing legal and physical custody — Legal custody involves decision-making authority over important aspects of the child's life such as education and religion, while physical custody refers to where the child actually lives.
  • Parental relocation issues
  • Establishing parenting time schedules
  • Custody modifications and enforcement
  • Grandparents' rights and third-party custody issues

Our clients included married parents who are getting divorced, unmarried parents who are separating, stepparents, grandparents and other parties with concerns about the care and well-being of a child.

Resolving Custody Disputes

If you are engaged in a dispute over child custody, our lawyers will seek to resolve it in a manner that preserves harmony in the family to the greatest possible extent.

In legal matters involving child custody and visitation, the court's guiding interest is always protecting the best interests of the children involved.

We are adept at negotiating child custody that protect a child's best interests and our clients' parental rights. While we seek amicable outcomes whenever possible, we are always prepared for strong litigation when the other party refuses to be reasonable.

Experienced Guidance For Child Custody Issues In Virginia

We understand the strong emotional impact of child custody issues and are here to provide you with the effective and understanding legal guidance you need. To arrange your initial consultation with an experienced child custody lawyer, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 804-729-5537.