Bizarre Child Custody Case Shows Why Custody Modifications Are Needed
Posted on Aug 24, 2011
If you're facing a divorce and you have children, you should be aware of the laws surrounding child custody in Virginia. In some cases, custody modifications may be possible and you should have a good attorney on your side to help.
For an extreme example of when child custody modifications may be necessary, consider the case of Trisha Conlon, a divorced mother of 2 sons, who has been waging a custody battle. Conlon's ex-husband, Lt. Col. John P Cushing, has reunited with his first wife Kristine Cushing, who in 1991 fatally shot their 2 daughters.
Kristine Cushing was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was committed to a mental hospital; however, she was found to be no threat to the public and was released. Trisha Conlon is understandably upset that her 2 sons with Mr. Cushing will be spending time with Kristine, but surprisingly, the judge in the case didn't agree, and ruled that there was no reason to amend the parenting plan.
While this is a highly unusual case, many everyday women going through divorce may find compelling reasons to pursue custody modifications. Virginia child custody law can be complicated, so be sure to have excellent legal guidance throughout your case.
Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney
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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