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Best Interests Of Child in Child Custody Cases – Virginia Attorneys

There are many factors to consider when dealing with the best interests of a child in child custody cases In Virginia.

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Best Interests Of A Child In A Child Custody Case In Virginia

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Ronald v. Ronald

Facts:

Appellant father challenged a decision of the Circuit Court of Hanover (Virginia), which granted him a no-fault divorce, ruled that appellee mother was not entitled to spousal support, and awarded permanent custody of children to the mother. The mother had originally filed a petition in the circuit court for custody, child support, spousal support, and costs. The father contested the circuit court’s jurisdiction and the custody award.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-241(A) purports to vest in the juvenile and domestic relations district courts exclusive original jurisdiction of all cases involving child custody, visitation, and control. But Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-241(A)(3) expressly makes this jurisdiction concurrent with that of the circuit courts as provided in Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-244 hereof. Section 16.1-244 provides in part that nothing contained in this law shall deprive any other court of the concurrent jurisdiction to determine the custody of children upon a writ of habeas corpus under the law, or to determine the custody, guardianship, visitation or support of children when such custody, guardianship, visitation or support is incidental to the determination of causes pending in such courts, provided that when a circuit court shall have taken jurisdiction thereof by entry of an order relating to custody, guardianship, visitation or support the juvenile and domestic relations district courts shall be divested of such jurisdiction.
  • Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-259(6) provides in part that nothing in this chapter shall apply to venue in the following proceedings: domestic relations proceedings.

The top priority of the court in matters of child custody is the best interest of the child.

Best Interests Of A Child In A Child Custody Case In Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Article written by A Sris
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