How Court-Ordered Child Custody Arrangements Work (Part B)Though awarding child custody can be a long and intricate process, the court is able to issue a temporary ruling.
The Benefits and Ramifications of a Temporary Custody Decision
The goal of a temporary custody decision is to immediately create some semblance of stability in the child's life. Legally, this decision is to have no impact on the final custody decision. But in reality, the situation is not nearly so ideal.
A temporary custody decision can provide precedent to create a permanent custody situation. This is a common occurrence in Virginia divorces including child custody disputes. The "temporary" decision may have lasted months or years over the course of the divorce proceedings, and your child may have become accustomed to the situation. Suddenly a different decision may not seem to be in the child's best interests, simply because it is different.
Do not allow yourself to succumb to the pitfalls of an imperfect system. If you have made the decision to get a divorce and are concerned about child custody issues, it would be in your best interest to consult with an experienced Virginia divorce attorney who understands child custody disputes and arrangements. It is important that the Virginia divorce lawyer you choose has handled cases similar to yours and that they understand Virginia child custody and visitation rights.
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 attorneys will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the best possible child custody and child support arrangements for you and your children.
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