Virginia Child Custody Laws

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Virginia Child Custody

Virginia child custody is determined based upon the welfare of the child.  A Virginia court will consider the following factors in determining child custody:
  • the age of the child; 

  • the child's preference; 

  • the needs of the child; 

  • the love and affection existing between the child and each parent;

  • the mental and physical health of all individuals involved; 

  • the material needs of the child; 

  • the role each parent has played in the care of the child; 

  • any history of family abuse; and

  • any other factors necessary for the best interests of the child.

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