Child Custody in Virginia When the Child is Homeschooled (Part B)Disputes regarding Virginia child custody can become incredibly complicated if the dispute involves a homeschooled child. If you wish to prove that homeschooling your child is in the best interest of your child, you must provide evidence of his or her academic proficiency, social activity and developmental progress.
Developmental Fulfillment for a Homeschooled Child
Basically, the court will want to be sure that your child's development is appropriate to his or her age and continuing at a normal rate. Dependant on age, your homeschooled child should be getting fresh air and exercise, age-appropriate socialization, or perhaps have a daily routine. Such a daily routine would prove that your homeschooled child is autonomous to the extent a child at his or her age should be autonomous (able to shower himself, dress himself, etc.).
For the purposes of your Virginia child custody case, evidence of your child's developmental progress can be shown in a physical exhibit. This exhibit should encompass your child's daily routine, daily chores, daily activities, and other relevant information.
The Value of Expert Witnesses and an Experienced Virginia Divorce Lawyer
It may be beneficial to your Virginia child custody case to present an expert witness. Such a witness could provide an unbiased and expert opinion in the matter of homeschooling and homeschooled children. This witness will be especially useful in the socialization argument.
The most important asset to your Virginia child custody case, however, is an experienced Virginia divorce lawyer who understands women's issues. It is important that the Virginia divorce lawyer you choose has handled cases similar to yours and that they understand Virginia child custody disputes regarding homeschooled children.
At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, we understand that the health and happiness of your children is your #1 concern. We will work with you to address any fears and anxieties you may have about your children's future. Our women's-only divorce lawyers will guide you every step of the way and advocate that you achieve the best possible child custody and child support arrangements for you and your children.
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