Litigating child support issues can be one of the more complex and emotional issues in any divorce or family law case. It is important to have someone on your side who not only understands the law in Washington, DC but also understands the effect the process can have on the client and the children involved.
Washington, DC Child Custody Factors:
In Washington, DC, the court will consider a variety of factors to in making a decision as to who should have physical or legal custody of the client’s minor children. All of these factors are designed to consider the best interests of the child.
Some of those factors include:
The child’s desires, if the court determines the child is of an age, and has the mental capacity, to make a decision supported by reason.
The wishes of the parents.
The child's adjustment to his or her home, school, and community.
The willingness of the parents to share custody.
The prior involvement of each parent in the child's life.
The demands of parental employment.
The sincerity of each parent's request.
While the court uses these and other factors to formulate a decision, each family and each child is unique, and it is important that your Washington, DC child support attorney understands that and works to convey these issues to the court.
Visitation Law in the District of Columbia:
In the event that one parent is awarded full physical custody of a child, the court will also address any issues pertaining to visitation. The court will typically look at the same factors when making a visitation decision as it looks at to make a custody decision.
If you or your children live in Washington, DC and need assistance with child custody or visitation issues, please feel free to contact the Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC for a confidential consultation.