Nothing is more intensely personal than your parental rights and your relationship with your children. For mothers and fathers going through divorce or a breakup, or seeking to establish their rights, it is imperative to have a trusted advocate looking out for your best interests and those of your children.
At Roeder, Cochran, Phillips, PLLC, we have extensive experience in all facets of family law, including child custody and child support. These two issues often go hand-in-hand and have lasting personal, legal and financial ramifications for everyone involved.
Full-Service Representation For Men, Women And Children
Our team of experienced family law attorneys works diligently to find solutions that are in the best interests of our clients and their children. That is important, as any issues involving children will ultimately be decided based on what is in the child’s best interest — anything short of that standard will not be accepted by a judge.
Child Custody: Co-Parenting Is The Norm
Resolving issues of custody requires more collaboration than ever before, as judges are working from a presumption that it is in the child’s best interest to have both parents in their lives, with few exceptions. Gaining full physical custody or full legal custody is rare in today’s day and age. In fact, most custody arrangements are close to a 50-50 split assuming both parents are fit and willing.
Child Support: Numbers Are Key
Who pays child support and how much all come down to a formula that takes factors such as parental income into consideration. It’s crucial to make sure that a child support order is based on accurate information. Likewise, when a parent is seeking to modify custody, there must be evidence of a material change in circumstances such as a new job, loss of a job or a change in a child’s needs.
Put Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys On Your Side
You can rest easy knowing our lawyers will take whatever actions are necessary to obtain a fair outcome that represents your interests but, first, you need to get in touch with us. Contact our McLean, Virginia, office today to arrange your free initial consultation.