Divorce is hard and divorce is sad; both of these are magnified when children are involved. In Virginia and across the country, child custody is often a difficult issue to resolve as both parents typically want what is best for their child, but may have different ideas of what that may entail. There are different types of child custody and different factors to be considered in determining the best interests of the child.
A child typically does best in a family where two parents are involved and available. This does not have to apply to only married parents in Virginia. Divorce is hard but it is possible for two people to successfully parent their children when they are no longer married. A recent study points out four areas involving child custody matters that are considered vital to maintaining the child's health and sense of well-being.