Child Costudy 2018-08-06T14:30:18+00:00

Child Custody Lawyer in West Virginia

Your children are the most important people in your life. If you are currently facing a child custody battle, it may benefit you to contact the educated and experienced team at the Law Office of Pritt & Pritt, PLLC.

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​When it comes to the well-being of your children, you would not want to place your child custody case in the hands of just any lawyer, would you? At the Law Office of Pritt & Pritt, PLLC, the team understands how emotionally draining and overwhelming child custody cases can be. The team possesses a great deal of experience handling child custody cases, and they are prepared to assist clients no matter how complicated the situation may be.

TYPES OF CHILD CUSTODY

Child custody can be arranged in several different ways. Both parents can have equal custody of the children post-divorce, or one parent may have majority or sole custody. Normally, the court arranges this after evaluating the parents and their relationship with their children. Also, the court will need to evaluate whether or not parents could work together in a joint custody relationship.

West Virginia is a shared parenting state. This means that generally no parent is given sole legal custody. The court will allocate between the parents how much time each parent has with the child. The court will allocate major decision-making between the parents. This does not mean a court will award a 50/50 schedule. One parent having the child 90% of the time still counts as shared parenting. The court when appropriate may designate one the parents as the parent residential parent for tax or other purposes.

ACTING IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD

The court is always responsible for allocating custodial responsibility between parents. However, generally, the court will have no problem approving what parents decide on their own is in the child’s best interest.

If no agreement is reached, the court will evaluate numerous factors to determine a parent plan that is in the best interest of the child. The court may also apply limiting factors to reduce the time a parent has with the child. Limiting factors include but are not limited to abuse and neglect and domestic violence.

Regardless of how complicated matters may seem, the team does everything in their power to help clients reach favorable results. Clients always work directly with their attorney, and the team always strives to go above and beyond what is expected of them. For more information about child custody or to schedule your case evaluation, be sure to contact the firm!

If you are interested in learning more about how a Charleston, WV Child custody lawyer can help, don’t hesitate to contact the firm right away for more information. The Law Office of Pritt & Pritt, PLLC is a committed firm that is focused on helping you pursue family matters.

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