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What factors does the Court consider when deciding a child’s custody?

 

Virginia statute outlines what the courts are to consider when deciding child custody and includes: the age, physical and mental condition of the child and each parent; the existing relationship between the child and each parent; the needs of the child; the role each parent has and will play in the upbringing of the child; each parent’s propensity to support the child’s relationship with the other parent; the ability of each parent to cooperate in and resolve disputes regarding matters affecting the child; reasonable preference of the child; any history of family abuse; and any other factors that the court deems appropriate.


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An outstanding job on my case to have custody, visitation and support decided in my home state instead of Virginia after I separated from military service.- A.E.