Some people think it strange to hear an attorney talk about the benefits of staying out of court. But in child custody and visitation cases, one must consider the risks and costs associated with litigation, and also the possible benefits of resolving the case by agreement. See Ken Hodge’s Article
Is child custody law in Virginia unfair to fathers?
Virginia Code Section 20-124.2(B) provides: “ “In determining custody, the court shall give primary consideration to the best interests of the child. The court shall assure minor children of frequent and continuing contact with both parents, when appropriate, and encourage parents to share in the responsibilities of rearing their children. As between the parents, there