Sole Legal Custody vs. Joint (Shared) Legal Custody

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If you and your spouse are filing for divorce in Virginia and have minor children, you’ll need to decide on sole vs. joint legal custody. Here’s how to decide which is right for you.

How Do Interstate Custody Arrangements Work?

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If you and your child’s other parent got divorced in Virginia and one of you moves out of state, you may need to set up an interstate custody arrangement. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Parallel Parenting?

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Parents who are separated must decide how they want to raise their child. For parents who are not on amicable terms, parallel parenting may be the best option.

Third-Party Custody vs. Guardianship for a Minor Child

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While courts generally prefer that minor children remain in the care of a natural or birth parent, there may be circumstances in which it may become necessary to grant custody or guardianship to a non-parent, third-party.