Helping You Make Decisions For Your Children
You and your spouse may be struggling with irreconcilable differences. You may not agree on where to live, work/life balance or your children’s education after the divorce. Despite your disagreements as a couple, your children’s needs should come first.
As you negotiate in their best interests, experienced divorce and family law attorney Virginia M. Stephens of Carluzzo Rochkind & Smith, P.C., can help you reach an amicable settlement as a family unit, preferably outside of court.
Judges make decisions based on the limited information they receive in court. So if you want to maintain control of your future and that of your children, you should work with an experienced family lawyer. Ms. Stephens uses her more than 25 years of legal experience to implement a strategy based on your goals. She can help you settle your custody and visitation disputes, promptly and peacefully, through collaborative efforts.
When You’re Not At Your Best, Your Lawyer Should Be
For both civilian and military families, Virginia M. Stephens can help you determine the custody of your children after divorce. She guides her clients to sound child custody decisions that foster stability and structure as the children grow and the family changes.
Child custody matters include petitions for:
- Sole and split physical custody
- Joint and shared legal custody
- Custody during deployment
- Parental relocation
- Emergency custody
- Visitation schedules
Child custody laws in Virginia are the same whether or not the parents are married. Both parents have equal rights. Children age 14 and above are allowed a preference in custody suits. When protective orders or enforcement of custody arrangements is needed, Ms. Stephens provides her best efforts for your benefit.
Arrange A Frank Discussion Of Your Custody Goals
For your convenience, Virginia M. Stephens takes appointments at her offices in Manassas and Woodbridge. In the event you are unable to meet in-person, you may also consult by phone. 30-minute conversations are priced at $100 and can be pre-paid by credit card.