Virginia child custody laws can be found in the Domestic Relations Division, Title 20, Chapter 6.1, entitled Custody and Visitation Arrangements for Minor Children. Parents have a right to their child or children. In any child custody proceeding, the courts focus on the best interests of the child and fostering a relationship between the child and both parents. The Virginia law outlines the factors relied upon when the court determines the child’s best interest. Different child custody arrangements are available to the courts.
Child Custody in Virginia
Child custody deals with the relationship between the parent and child where the child is under the care, control, and protection by the parent or legal guardian. Child custody arrangements typically