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November 2014 Archives

As Virginia family law evolves, so do child custody decisions

Some aspects of the American legal system are evergreen, in the sense that they change very little over time. Other aspects, like child custody guidelines, expectations and determinations, have absolutely evolved to meet the changing needs of families and minors. In fact, for couples in Virginia and the rest of the country, a very different type of child custody arrangement is beginning to come about as society begins to adapt to new parenting realities.

Moving in relation to a divorce

There are many changes a divorce can trigger in a person's life. One of these is a change in where they reside. Generally, when a couple divorces, one or both of the parties move out of the marital home and into a new residence. There are many different types of issues that can arise in connection to a divorce-related move.

Can a child being disabled affect child support duration?

Generally, a child support obligation ends around the time a child becomes an adult. However, under Virginia law, there are certain situations in which such an obligation can remain in place during a child's adulthood. One of these is if the child is severely disabled.

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