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Navigating Child Custody Cases With Compassion

Going through a divorce is already stressful. For parents, the process can be even more difficult when child custody is a question. At Bruce H. Russell II, P.C., we recognize that issues surrounding child custody are at the heart of many family law cases. Our firm, based in Lebanon, Virginia, offers understanding legal counsel to parents facing the complexities of child custody. With decades of commitment to serving Lebanon, Abingdon and Tazewell, our attorneys provide high-caliber legal services with the convenience of being close to home.

Our team is led by an attorney who not only calls Southwest Virginia home but has also built a reputation for being a former prosecutor and a well-known figure in the local courts. We pride ourselves on the personal attention we give to our clients, ensuring that you are met with friendly, down-to-earth lawyers who are ready to help and offer compassionate support throughout your case.

Understanding Your Child Custody Options In Virginia

Child custody decisions are crucial and can shape your child’s future. In Virginia, courts can award parents with physical or legal custody, or both. The children typically live with the parent who has physical custody. Legal custody pertains to the decision-making rights regarding the child’s upbringing, education and health care.

When it comes to determining custody, Virginia courts prioritize the child’s best interests. Key considerations include:

  • Each parent’s role in the child’s life and their ability to meet the child’s needs
  • The child’s age and physical and emotional well-being
  • The relationship between the child and the parents
  • The parent’s willingness to support the child’s relationship with the other parent
  • Any history of domestic violence or substance abuse

It’s imperative to have an experienced family law attorney by your side when fighting for custody of your children. Navigating the legal system and advocating for your parental rights can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. Our lawyers understand the intricacies of Virginia’s family law system and are committed to representing your interests with tenacity and care.

Get The Legal Support You Need

If you’re grappling with child custody negotiations, let Bruce H. Russell II, P.C., guide you with sensitivity and legal acumen. Reach out to us today by calling 276-286-2726 or by completing our online contact form. Together, we can work toward an arrangement that serves the best interests of your child and preserves your parental rights.