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.
Whether your case must be handled through the use of litigation or can be resolved amicably with the use of mediation, you can count on the firm’s child custody lawyers to assist you. The firm recognizes that no two individuals are going through the same situation, and the team ensures that every client is provided with a high level of personalized attention, compassion, and respect. Additionally, the team works to come up with custom solutions, tailored to fit the unique needs and goals of each client. Get started on your child custody case by contacting the firm today to set up your confidential consultation!
Ensure what matters most to you is protected!
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? The Law Office of Pritt & Pritt, PLLC understands how emotionally draining and overwhelming child custody cases can be. The team possesses a great deal of experience handling child custody cases in West Virginia, 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. A West Virginia 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, they 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, 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 attorney always strives to go above and beyond what is expected of them.
If you are interested in learning more about how a Charleston child custody lawyer can help you, don’t hesitate to contact the firm right away for more information. The Law Office of Pritt & Pritt, PLLC is committed to helping you pursue family matters in Charleston, West Virginia and surrounding areas.