Child Custody Virginia Lawyers Arlington Best Interest Code 20-124.2

Child Custody Virginia Lawyers Arlington Best Interest Code 20-124.2

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May v. May

Facts:

A father challenged an order of the Court of Appeals (Virginia) awarding custody of his child to non-parents.  The supreme court concluded that the trial court’s judgment was supported by clear and convincing evidence sufficient to rebut the presumption in favor of the natural father, and that the father did not carry the burden of proving that custody with him would be in the child’s best interests, Va. Code Ann. § 20-124.2.

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Child Custody Virginia Lawyers Arlington Best Interest Code 20-124.2
Child Custody Virginia Lawyers Arlington Best Interest Code 20-124.2

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

•           In all child custody cases, including those between a parent and a non-parent, the best interests of the child are paramount and form the lodestar for the guidance of the court. In a custody dispute between a parent and a non-parent, the law presumes that the child’s best interests will be served when in the custody of its parent. Although the presumption favoring a parent over a non-parent is a strong one, it is rebutted when certain factors are established by clear and convincing evidence. The Supreme Court of Virginia has held that such factors include: (1) parental unfitness; (2) a previous order of divestiture; (3) voluntary relinquishment; (4) abandonment; and (5) special facts and circumstances constituting an extraordinary reason for taking a child from its parent, or parents. Once the presumption favoring parental custody has been rebutted, the natural parent who seeks to regain custody must bear the burden of proving that custody with him is in the child’s best interests.

If you are dealing with a child custody case in Arlington, Virginia or about to go through a child custody case in Arlington, Virginia, contact us for help.

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We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Arlington Court House Detail:

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington General District Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Suite 2400, Second Floor,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925,
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100,
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.