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Protecting your rights when it comes to child custody

Regardless of where you live -- whether here in Fairfax or elsewhere in Virginia -- the process of a divorce may seem overwhelming at times. This is further compounded when a child or multiple children are involved, as child custody and child support must be determined.

A child custody decision will have life-long effects for both parents, as well as the children, for many years. There are different forms of custody under consideration, including joint legal custody, primary physical custody and sole custody, each of which will impact how your children are raised.

The primary concern in any child custody case is to ensure the well-being and best interest of the child or children. All decisions made by the court will follow that philosophy. It is important to have strong legal representation during those times. With over 30 years of experience, Virginia native Attorney Richard L. Downey has been helping his clients through all aspects of family law. Downey has a proven track record of representing his clients with a high level of compassion, empathy and experience in the field to provide the best chance at a positive outcome in their cases.

It is essential to understand your rights and know what to expect as you enter into a divorce. To maximize the potential of getting the decisions you want, it is important to not do it alone. Your ex-spouse will have representation working hard on his or her side, so you need strong representation on your side, as well. Visit our website for more information on child custody.