Chesapeake Child Custody Lawyer
Child custody is too important to leave in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. At Jankell & Ireland, our depth of knowledge and experience with child custody matters are extensive. We have represented clients throughout the Hampton Roads area in child custody matters.
Virginia Beach Visitation Attorney
Parents often struggle to understand the difference between legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody is a parent’s right and responsibility to make important decisions about a child’s life, such as whether the child should receive a certain medical treatment, or which school the child should attend. Physical custody determines where the child will live. You may be granted joint legal custody while physical custody is awarded to the other parent. A parent who does not receive physical custody usually receives visitation. Our attorneys will work closely with you to help you understand how child custody works and what you should expect as your case moves forward.
When appropriate, we take steps to minimize conflict in child custody cases. In other cases, a more aggressive approach is necessary to achieve the outcome that is in the best interests of the child. In other words, every family is different, and as a result, we tailor our approach to better suit the unique needs of our clients.
Child Custody Modifications
Over time, children grow and circumstances change. If there has been a material change in circumstances, you may pursue a child custody modification. Our attorneys can evaluate your situation to determine whether the changes in your life meet the legal standards for a material change in circumstances.