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Child Visitation Laws Hanover Virginia

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Issac v. Issac

Facts:

The grandparents were awarded custody of the mother’s minor child. Under the decree, the mother was granted alternate weekend visitation. Thereafter, the grandparents purchased a retirement home and, together with the child, relocated to South Carolina. The mother filed a motion in the family court to retain jurisdiction, to eliminate supervised visitation, to maintain visitation in Virginia, and to hold the grandparents in contempt for interfering with the mother’s visitation rights and for relocating without the family court’s prior approval. The motion was heard de novo in the circuit court. The circuit court transferred jurisdiction over all custody and visitation issues concerning the child to the South Carolina courts under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, Va. Code Ann. ยง 20-125 et seq., refused to hold the grandparents in contempt, and refused to modify the mother’s visitation privileges. The court affirmed the circuit court’s decree in all respects.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • A trial court, confronted with the question whether a child’s legal custodian should be precluded from relocating or face losing custody, should not focus on the effect of the relocation on the non-custodial parent. It is the child’s best interest that is paramount and secondarily whether the custodian’s move is bona fide. While the trial court may not prohibit a custodial parent or guardian from relocating, the trial court can prohibit the removal of the child or ward from the jurisdiction, which as a practical matter may prevent the parent or guardian from relocating. In considering whether relocating will be in a child’s best interest, the trial court must consider whether the benefits of the parent-child relationship can be substantially maintained if the child is moved away from the non-custodial parent and, if not, the relocation may not be in the child’s best interest.

If you are dealing with child custody in Virginia or about to go through child custody in Virginia, contact us for help.

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Child Custody Visitation Case. An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

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
Sris Law Group
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